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§ 4-101. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness RegulationEffective: July 1, 2013

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Regulation (Refs & Annos)
Title 4. Athletics (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Definitions (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2013
MD Code, Business Regulation, § 4-101
§ 4-101. Definitions
(a) In this title the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) “Boxing” includes sparring.
(c) “Commission” means the State Athletic Commission.
(d)(1) “Contest” means a boxing, kick boxing, or wrestling:
(i) competition;
(ii) exhibition;
(iii) match;
(iv) performance; or
(v) show.
(2) “Contest” includes a mixed martial arts:
(i) competition;
(ii) match;
(iii) performance; or
(iv) show.
(3) “Contest” does not include a mixed martial arts exhibition.
(e) “Contestant” means an individual who participates in a boxing, professional kick boxing, amateur kick boxing, professional mixed martial arts, or amateur mixed martial arts contest.
(f) “Mixed martial arts” means a competition in which contestants use interdisciplinary forms of fighting, including various forms of martial arts, involving:
(1) striking with the hands, feet, knees, or elbows; and
(2) grappling by take-downs, throws, submissions, or choke holds.
(g) “Mixed martial arts exhibition” means mixed martial arts where:
(1) contact to the body is permitted in only a restrained manner;
(2) contact to the head is not permitted; and
(3) no contact is permitted that may result, or is intended to result, in physical harm to an opponent.


Added by Acts 1992, c. 4, § 2. Amended by Acts 1993, c. 148; Acts 2008, c. 607, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2008; Acts 2008, c. 608, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2008; Acts 2013, c. 101, § 1, eff. July 1, 2013.
MD Code, Business Regulation, § 4-101, MD BUS REG § 4-101
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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