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License Title:

BOXER, PROFESSIONAL

Description:

"Mixed Martial Arts" means the convergence of techniques from a variety of combative sports disciplines including boxing, wrestling, judo, jujitsu and kickboxing. "Mixed Martial Arts" techniques may be broken down into two categories: striking and grappling.

"Amateur mixed martial arts fighting contest" means a mixed martial arts fighting contest or exhibition in which none of the fighters are compensated for participating in the contest or exhibition.

"Professional contest" means a professional boxing contest or a professional mixed martial arts fighting contest.

"Professional mixed martial arts fighting contest" means a mixed martial arts fighting contest in which one or more of the fighters is compensated for participating in the contest or exhibition.

"Mixed martial arts fighting" does not include any of the following:

a) fighting in which the contestants in a match use the same single form of martial arts, even if the match is part of an event comprising more than one such match and not all the matches in the event use the same single form of martial arts.

b) a martial arts match in which the rules prohibit a contestant from striking an opponent's head with the intent to cause unconsciousness or inflict damage.

No professional contest or amateur mixed martial arts fighting contest may be conducted by a licensed club without a license from the Department.

FEES:

Application fees are $40-credential fee.

All licenses for this profession require annual renewal on the anniversary date. Must have a complete medical examination conducted prior to renewal each year. The examination must occur no more than 90 days before the date of the renewal.

revised 03/13


Licensing Authority:
WI Department of Safety and Professional Services
Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts
1400 E. Washington Ave
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
(608)261-8503   (608)261-7083 fax

http://dsps.wi.gov/Licenses-Permits/Credentialing/MMA-Boxing


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