DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Division of Professional Regulation
Combative Sports And Combative Sports Entertainment
The Division of Professional Regulation (the “Division”) in accordance with 24 Del.C. §103(b)(1) has proposed amendments to the regulations governing combative sports and combative sports entertainment events in Delaware. The amendments include deleting the term “Boxing” in the title of the regulations and replacing it with “Combative Sports.”
Changes are being made to Part C of the regulations related to Professional Mixed Martial Arts. The regulations being amended include 4.0 Bandage Wraps; 13.0 Fouls and Violations; 14.0 Legal Strikes; 18.0 Physical Exams and Other Testing; 19.0 Requirements of the Division; 20.0 Responsibilities of the Promoter; 22.0 Requirements of Seconds/Cornermen.
Changes are also being made to Part D of the regulations governing Amateur Mixed Martial Arts. The regulations being amended include 1.0 Weight Classes; 4.0 Bandage Wraps; 7.0 Gloves; 13.0 Fouls and Violations; 14.0 Legal Strikes; 18.0 Physical Exams and Other Testing; 19.0 Requirements of the Sanctioning Body; 20.0 Responsibilities of the Promoter; 21 Responsibilities of Fighter; and, 22.0 Requirements of Seconds/Cornermen.
A public hearing will be held on August 2, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in the second floor conference room A of the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, Delaware where members of the public can offer comments. Anyone wishing to receive a copy of the proposed rules and regulations may obtain a copy from the Division of Professional Regulation, Office of the Director, 861 Silver Lake Blvd, Cannon Building, Suite 203, Dover, DE 19904. Persons wishing to submit written comments may forward these to the Director at the above address. The final date to receive written comments will be at the public hearing.
The Director will consider promulgating the proposed regulations following the public hearing.