TITLE 41
Sports, Racing, and Athletics

CHAPTER 41-5.2
Mixed Martial Arts

SECTION 41-5.2-29


§ 41-5.2-29 Physical knockouts.

(a) Any contestant suffering a physical knockout during a mixed-martial-arts match shall, at the request of his or her manager or the division of gaming and athletics licensing, undergo a magnetic resonant imaging (MRI) or computerized tomography (CT) test scan within twenty-four (24) hours of the request. Failure to comply with the request within the prescribed time shall cause the contestant's license to be revoked by operation of law and shall render the contestant permanently ineligible for future licensing under this chapter.

(b) The license of any contestant suffering five (5) physical knockouts in any twelve-month (12) period shall be revoked by operation of law and the contestant shall be permanently ineligible for future licensing as a contestant under this chapter.

(c) Every contestant suffering a physical knockout, at the discretion of the division of gaming and athletics licensing, shall be ineligible to perform in a mixed-martial-arts match licensed under this chapter until sixty (60) days have elapsed following the date of the knockout. The license of every contestant shall be revoked by operation of law whenever he or she suffers a physical knockout.

(d) Every contestant suffering a physical knockout during a mixed-martial-arts match shall submit to an examination by the physician in attendance immediately following his or her removal from the ring and shall, within two (2) hours of the knockout, submit to a complete examination at a local hospital named by the physician in attendance.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2012, ch. 70, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 75, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 528, § 6.)