Special "MMA" Requirements By The Idaho Athletic Commission
IDAHO ATHLETIC COMMISSION WEB SITE
POSTED ON DECEMBER 8th, 2009
NOTED IN RED BELOW
The Idaho Athletic Commission requires all sanctioning
bodies doing business in Idaho to have a policy of cooperation for state
regulators, which at the least includes or provides for the following at every
ISCF Sanctioned Event.
- Require cooperation with the Commission, including without limitation,
at least thirty (30) days advance notification to the Commission of sanctioned
events to occur in Idaho, and admission of Commission representatives and agents
without charge to any sanctioned event, and to any portion of the event.
- Require that event participants, and the ISCF,
report to the Commission any violations of the ISCF's
rules during or arising out of an event in Idaho.
- A policy requiring all participants, officials and the
ISCF itself to appear at reasonable times before
the Office and truthfully answer any lawful inquiry of the office.
- Sharing the disposition of complaints with the Office upon request.
- Ensure that all ring officials, including, without limitation, all
timekeepers, judges, referees, and glovers, and all promoters who ask an entity
to sanction an event, are licensed by the Idaho Commission.
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- Require the event promoter to obtain liability insurance for the event,
which insurance must adequately cover the promoter, venue, entity, and the
- Require drug testing and blood testing consistent with the Commission's
rules for events regulated by the ISCF. The
ISCF must submit the results of such testing to
the Commission within forty-eight (48) hours after the event sanctioned by the
- Urinalysis. A combatant shall submit to a urinalysis of chemical test
before or after a contest if the ISCF
directs himher to do so.
- For each event to be sanctioned by the ISCF,
the ISCF must ensure that true and correct copies
of the following documents are presented to the Bureau at least thirty (30) days
before the event:
- Event promoter's bond or other form of financial security. Ref. in
Subparagraph 109.02.e.xx. of these rules.
- Health insurance certificate for health insurance obtained by the promoter.
Ref: Subparagraph 109.02.e.v.
- Deductible amount, claims submission instructions, and insurer contact
information must also be provided.
- Liability insurance certificate for liability insurance obtained by the
promoter. Ref: Subparagraph 109.02.e.xxii. of these rules.
- ISCF will provide Advance notification to
the Bureau of Occupational Licenses/Athletic Commission of sanctioned events to
occur in Idaho.
- Require the event promoter to obtain a bond or other form of financial
security, payable to the ISCF, and otherwise
consistent with Section 300 of these rules. SURETY BOND OR OTHER SECURITY-
- Requirement: Every promoter who applies for a sanctioning permit
shall furnish a surety bond or other form of financial security to the
Commission in an amount deemed by the Commission to be adequate to ensure
reimbursement to the purchasers of tickets for the event.
- Various Locations: The promoter may apply one (1) bond or other
form of financial security to multiple locations if only one (1) of the covered
locations is scheduled for an event on any given calendar date.
- Total Sum: Each bond or other form of financial security must be
conditioned for the payment to the Commission of a sum equivalent to the total
sale of tickets:
- If the main event is not held on the date advertised, unless the event is
subsequently held on a date fixed by the Commission; and
- If the main event is neither held on the original date advertised nor on a
subsequent date fixed by the Commission.
- Sum Due: The sum is due within fifteen (15) days after default, to
ensure reimbursement to the purchasers of tickets for the event, if the
reimbursement of ticket holders is ordered by the Commission.
- UPDATE 12-10-09: What this means is
that the Promoter must have all Officials Fees, made out to each official in
CASHIERS CHECKS to give the the ISCF Event Representative at the conclusion of the
event weigh-ins. If not, the ISCF Event
Representative will be forced to close down the event.
- ADDED 12-10-09
- COMMISSION OFFICIALS AT EVENTS
- Commission representatives are to be given full access to all MMA shows
this would necessarily include ringside seats. They will monitor scoring, as
well as physician, and ring official conduct.
- PROMOTERS BOND
- The bond amount required from a promoter pursuant to Commission Rule 300 is
at the discretion of the Commission, and is dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
- Upon a promoters application for a sanctioning permit, IAC's Carrie
Gilstrap will advise the promoter of the bond amount required for the particular
- Pursuant to I.C. 54-408(1), the Commission decided that for Pro events, the
bond amount requested will include the fighters purse amounts, and other
amounts to cover money owed to ring officials.
- UPDATE 12-10-09: What this means for
AMATEUR EVENTS is that the Promoter must have all Officials Fees, made out to
each official in CASHIERS CHECKS to give
the the ISCF Event Representative at the
conclusion of the event weigh-ins. If not, the ISCF
Event Representative will be forced to close down the event.
- TICKET SALES
- Promoters must specifically comply with Commission Rules 400-415.
- Rule 404 (03) require a third party ticket vendor (approved by the
Commission) for all events.
- Promoters disclose this information to the Commission at the time the
promoter applies for a sanctioning permit.
- PROMOTERS ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED TO INDEPENDENTLY
- Pursuant to 403 (01), the ticket vendor (not the promoter) must
provide to the Commission an accounting (under oath) of all tickets
issued for the event.
- Pursuant to 404 (01) every ticket must have the price, name of promoter,
and date of the program plainly on it.
- Pursuant to Rule 404 (02) the promoter may not change the initial price of
the tickets, or date of the event without express permission from the
- Pursuant to Rule 414, at the conclusion of an event, the Commission may
require promoters to count the tickets sold at the gate under Commission