Combative Sports Penalties and Sanctions

 

Amateur Combative Sports Associations

Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 2052
16 Texas Administration Code, Chapter 61

Class A:

1st Violation, $100 to $1,000

2nd Violation, $500 to $2,000

3rd Violation, $1,000 to $4,000 and/or 6-month probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

  • Failed to inform the Executive Director in writing of a change of address within 30 days 61.20(c)
  • Failed to provide proof of non-profit organization status to the Department 61.48(a)
  • Failed to file with the Executive Director rules for conducting the organization’s affairs and the conduct of its members 61.48(b)
  • Failed to supply information for filing a medical claim to those participating in an event 61.48(e)
  • Failed to notify Department of the proposed event date, ticket prices and participants of the main event at least 21 days before the event 61.48(h)(2)
  • Allowed beverages at the event in cups made of material other than paper or plastic 61.48(h)(5)
  • Failed to respond to the Department’s request for the pre-fight plan and route to remove an injured contestant from the ring and arena 61.48(h)(7)(A)
  • Failed to have the price including service charges or handling fees and the event date printed on both halves of all tickets to the event 61.48(i)(1)
  • Sold roll tickets with consecutive numbers other than at the box office on the day of the event 61.48(i)(2)
  • Failed to print tickets of different prices on different colored paper in the absence of a ticket manifest 61.48(i)(3)
  • Failed to hold tickets of every description for any event, in separate packages for each event, for at least 30 days after the event 61.48(i)(5)

Class B:

1st Violation, $500 to $3,000

2nd Violation, $1,500 to $5,000 and/or 1-year probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

3rd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 plus 1-year probated suspension to revocation

  • Failed to register as an amateur combative sports association with the Executive Director 2052.116, 61.20(b)
  • Failed to register with the Department 30 days before a sponsored or produced event began 2052.252(b)
  • Held an event without approval from the Executive Director seven days before the event began 2052.252(c)
  • Allowed someone who was not a member of the ACSA for at least 30 days, or on the date of the event, to participate as a contestant in an event 2052.252(d), 61.48(g)
  • Conducted an event before receiving the Executive Director’s written approval of rules 61.48(c)
  • Failed to determine the amateur standing of an event contestant 2052.252(e)
  • Failed to establish training programs consisting of at least 30 days of training for each contestant 2052.252(e)
  • Failed to provide the Department written notice of proposed event dates, ticket prices and participants at least 21 days before the proposed event date 61.48(h)(2)
  • Failed to obtain written approval from the Department to promote an event prior to advertising or selling tickets 61.48(h)(2)
  • Failed to ensure that the rules regarding equipment and gloves were followed 61.48(h)(8)
  • Failed to ensure that each contest is conducted by the ACSA’s rules 61.48(h)(9)
  • Sold more tickets for an event than the actual capacity of the location where the event was held 61.48(i)(4)

Class C:

1st Violation, $500 to $5,000 and/or 1-year probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

2nd Violation, $1,500 to $5,000 plus 1-year probated suspension to revocation

3rd Violation, $3,500 to $5,000 plus revocation

  • Failed to submit to the Department not later than three days after the event or telecast a verified report containing all required ticket and receipts information on a Department-approved form 2052.152(a), 61.48(j)
  • Failed to pay not later than three days after the event or telecast the required 3% tax 2052.151(b), 2052.152(b), 61.48(j)
  • Failed to have a contestant examined by a licensed physician within a reasonable time before an event begins 2052.252(g)
  • Failed to have a licensed physician ringside during the entire event 2052.252(g)
  • Failed to provide a certificate of insurance showing proper coverage to Department at least ten days before an event 61.48(e)
  • Failed to ensure that all contestants participating in a contest were amateurs 61.48(f)
  • Failed to provide two Department assigned licensed physicians for each event 61.48(h)(3)
  • Failed to provide one licensed physician to conduct pre-fight physicals or a private area for the physical to be conducted 61.48(h)(4)
  • Failed to assure that no alcohol or illegal drugs were allowed in the dressing room 61.48(h)(6)
  • Failed to ensure the safety of contestants, officials, and spectators 61.48(h)(7)
  • Failed to have a pre-fight plan and route to remove an injured contestant from the ring and arena 61.48(h)(7)(A)
  • Failed to provide sufficient number of security officers to maintain order 61.48(h)(7)(B)
  • Failed to ensure that an event had the appropriate equipment as described by the ACSA’s rules 61.48(h)(10)
  • Failed to ensure that all advertising concerning an event indicates it is an amateur event and includes the name of the ASCA conducting the event 61.48(h)(11)

Class D:

1st Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 and/or Revocation

2nd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 and/or Revocation

3rd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 and/or Revocation

  • Failed to comply with previous order of Commission/Executive Director 51.353(a), 61.91
  • Obtained or attempted to obtain a license by fraud or false representation 60.23(a)(1)
  • Failed to pay the Department for a dishonored payment 60.82
  • Failed to submit the required surety bond to the Executive Director 61.48(d)
  • Failed to provide and maintain required insurance and pay all deductibles for all contestants 61.48(e)
  • Failed to bear all financial responsibility for an event 61.48(h)(1)

Contestants

Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 2052
16 Texas Administration Code, Chapter 61

Class A:

1st Violation, $100 to $1,000

2nd Violation, $500 to $2,000

3rd Violation, $1,000 to $4,000 and/or 6-month probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

  • Failed to have proof of identification while doing work requiring a contestant license 61.23(h)
  • Performed under a name that did not appear in Departmental records 61.47(c)
  • Failed to report to the weigh in at the scheduled time 61.47(d)
  • Failed to be in the dressing room at least 45 minutes before the event was scheduled to begin or failed to be ready to enter the ring immediately after the preceding bout finished 61.47(i)
  • Failed to leave the ring after decision at request of referee 61.47(k)
  • Failed to submit medical proof to the Department of the illness or injury that prevented contestant from taking part in a bout 61.47(m)
  • Failed to inform the Executive Director of prescribed or over-the-counter medication being taken 61.47(o)

Class B:

1st Violation, $500 to $3,000

2nd Violation, $1,500 to $5,000 and/or 1-year probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

3rd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 plus 1-year probated suspension to revocation

  • Acted as a contestant at a combative sports event without a license 2052.107(1), 61.20(a)
  • Contestant acted as or was also licensed as a judge 61.23(i)
  • Failed to present license to Department personnel upon request 61.24(c)
  • Continued to avoid contact in a kickboxing match after losing a round for that reason 61.108(f)(g)
  • Left the ring during the one-minute interval or refused to resume fighting when the bell sounded 61.108(h)
  • Tested positive for or used alcohol, cannabinoids (marijuana), or any pharmacological substance not addressed that is not currently approved by any governmental regulatory health authority for human therapeutic use either before or during a bout 61.47(o), 61.47(q)
  • Failed to attend the referee’s rules meeting prior to the first bout of an event 61.47(y)

Class C:

1st Violation, $500 to $5,000 and/or 1-year probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

2nd Violation, $1,500 to $5,000 plus 1-year probated suspension to revocation

3rd Violation, $3,500 to $5,000 plus revocation

  • Participated as a contestant in an amateur combative sports association event when licensed as a professional combative sports contestant 2052.252(h)
  • Participated in an illegal event 61.23(b)
  • Failed to behave in a professional manner or to exhibit the highest degree of sportsmanlike conduct at all times pertinent to the event 61.24(a)
  • Failed to carry out the terms and conditions of a contract concerning a combative sports event to which licensee was a party 61.24(b)
  • Failed to comply with all requirements including rest periods and medical suspensions 61.44(b)
  • Failed to perform in good faith and to the best of ability 61.47(e)
  • Argued with or refused to obey the orders of an official 61.47(g)
  • Competed in improper ring attire, including, but not limited to, improper gloves, or without required mouthpiece, groin protection, or padding 2052.251, 61.47(h), 61.47(x)
  • Competed in a kickboxing event in improper ring attire, including, but not limited to, improper gloves, or without required mouthpiece, groin protection, breast, hips or pelvis protection, or padding 2052.251, 61.108(c), 61.108(d)
  • Competed in a mixed martial arts event in improper ring attire, including, but not limited to, improper gloves, or without required mouthpiece, groin protection, pelvis protection, or padding 2052.251, 61.111(b), 61.111(e), 61.111(g), 61.111(j), 61.111(k)
  • Competed in in a muay thai in improper ring attire, including, but not limited to, improper gloves, or without required mouthpiece, groin protection, breast protection, or padding 2052.251, 61.112(e), 61.112(g)
  • Failed to undergo a pre-fight physical examination or failed to immediately report to the promoter and the Department that the examination showed the contestant unfit for competition 61.47(l)
  • Failed to immediately report to the promoter and the Department that the contestant was ill or injured and could not take part in a bout 61.47(m)
  • Tested positive for or used or injected a masking agent, diuretic, Beta -2 agonists, or any pharmacological substance not addressed that is not currently approved by any governmental regulatory health authority for human therapeutic use either before or during a bout 61.47(o), 61.47(q)
  • Failed to pay the cost of a drug screen 61.47(p)
  • Refused to provide a sample, failed to comply with the testing process, or attempted to substitute, dilute, mask, or adulterate a sample during collection 61.47(o), 61.47(p)
  • Failed to disclose the use of a prohibited substance 61.47(o), 61.47(r)
  • Failed to undergo a post-contest examination by a ringside physician 61.47(t)
  • Used forbidden tactics or fouls 61.107(d), 61.108(j), 61.111(s), 61.112(i)
  • Used grease or any other foreign substance on the hair, face, or body in a mixed martial arts contest 61.111(f)

Class D:

1st Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 and/or revocation

2nd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 and/or revocation

3rd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 and/or revocation

  • Failed to comply with previous order of Commission/Executive Director 51.353(a), 61.91
  • Obtaining or attempted to obtain a license by fraud or false representation 60.23(a)(1)
  • Failed to pay the Department for a dishonored check payment 60.82
  • Participated in a contest after the pre-fight physical examination showed the contestant unfit for competition 61.47(l)
  • Tested positive for or used or injected stimulants, narcotics, anabolic agents, peptide hormones, glucocorticosteroids or anti-estrogenic agents either before or during a bout 61.47(o), 61.47(q)
  • Failed to provide a urine specimen for drug testing when directed 61.47(p)

Judges

Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 2052
16 Texas Administration Code, Chapter 61

Class A:

1st Violation, $100 to $1,000

2nd Violation, $500 to $2,000

3rd Violation, $1,000 to $4,000 and/or 6-month probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

  • Failed to inform the Executive Director in writing of a change of address within 30 days 61.20(c)
  • Failed to have proof of identification while doing work requiring a judge license 61.23(h)
  • Failed to notify the Department at least five hours before an event that the judge would not be able to officiate 61.42(b)
  • Failed to record scores on a Department-approved form 61.42(d)
  • Failed to give the scoring form directly to the Department supervisor when completed, checked, and signed by the official 61.42(d)

Class B:

1st Violation, $500 to $3,000

2nd Violation, $1,500 to $5,000 and/or 1-year probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

3rd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 plus 1-year probated suspension to revocation

  • Acted as a judge at a combative sports event without a license 2052.107(4), 61.20(a), 61.23(h)
  • Acted as or was licensed as a judge while being an officer or director of a Ranking Organization 61.23(j)
  • Failed to present license to Department personnel upon request 61.24(c)
  • Used a Department badge at an event to which the ring official had not been assigned 61.30(g)(2)(A)
  • Failed to surrender a Department badge when required 61.30(g)(2)(B)

Class C:

1st Violation, $500 to $5,000 and/or 1-year probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

2nd Violation, $1,500 to $5,000 plus 1-year probated suspension to revocation

3rd Violation, $3,500 to $5,000 plus revocation

  • Had a direct or indirect financial interest in a contestant 61.23(a)
  • Participated in an illegal event 61.23(b)
  • Failed to behave in a professional manner or to exhibit the highest degree of sportsmanlike conduct at all times pertinent to the event 61.24(a)
  • Failed to carry out the terms and conditions of a contract concerning a combative sports event to which licensee was a party 61.24(b)
  • Failed to declare a bout a no decision or a winner by technical decision when required 61.42(c)
  • Failed to maintain focus on the bout at all times 61.42(g)
  • Failed to score a contest according to Department rules 61.107(b), 61.111(d)

Class D:

1st Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 and/or Revocation

2nd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 and/or Revocation

3rd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 and/or Revocation

  • Failed to comply with previous order of Commission/Executive Director 51.353(a), 61.91
  • Obtaining or attempted to obtain a license by fraud or false representation 60.23(a)(1)
  • Failed to pay the Department for a dishonored payment 60.82

Managers

Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 2052
16 Texas Administration Code, Chapter 61

Class A:

1st Violation, $100 to $1,000

2nd Violation, $500 to $2,000

3rd Violation, $1,000 to $4,000 and/or 6-month probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

  • Failed to inform the Executive Director in writing of a change of address within 30 days 61.20(c)
  • Failed to have proof of identification while doing work requiring a manager license 61.23(h)
  • Failed to furnish appropriate receptacle for spitting, a clean water bucket and three chairs or stools labeled “seconds” 61.106(b)(10)

Class B:

1st Violation, $500 to $3,000

2nd Violation, $1,500 to $5,000 and/or 1-year probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

3rd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 plus 1-year probated suspension to revocation

  • Acted as a manager at a combative sports event without a license 2052.107(2), 61.20(a), 61.23(h)
  • Failed to present license to Department personnel upon request 61.24(c)
  • Failed to attend the referee’s rules meeting prior to the first bout of an event 61.44(c)

Class C:

1st Violation, $500 to $5,000 and/or 1-year probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

2nd Violation, $1,500 to $5,000 plus 1-year probated suspension to revocation

3rd Violation, $3,500 to $5,000 plus revocation

  • Failed to behave in a professional manner or to exhibit the highest degree of sportsmanlike conduct at all times pertinent to the event 61.24(a)
  • Failed to carry out the terms and conditions of a contract concerning a combative sports event to which licensee was a party 61.24(b)
  • Failed to deal fairly with a contestant 61.44(a)
  • Failed to comply with all requirements including rest periods and medical suspensions 61.44(b)
  • Failed to immediately report to the promoter and the Department that the pre-fight physical showed the contestant unfit for competition 61.47(l)
  • Failed to immediately report to the promoter and the Department that the contestant was ill or injured and could not take part in a bout 61.47(m)

Class D:

1st Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 and/or Revocation

2nd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 and/or Revocation

3rd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 and/or Revocation

  • Failed to comply with previous order of Commission/Executive Director 51.353(a), 61.91
  • Obtaining or attempting to obtain a license by fraud or false representation 60.23(a)(1)
  • Failed to pay the Department for a dishonored payment 60.82

Matchmakers

Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 2052
16 Texas Administration Code, Chapter 61

Class A:

1st Violation, $100 to $1,000

2nd Violation, $500 to $2,000

3rd Violation, $1,000 to $4,000 and/or 6-month probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

  • Failed to inform the Executive Director in writing of a change of address within 30 days 61.20(c)
  • Failed to have proof of identification while doing work requiring a matchmaker license 61.23(h)

Class B:

1st Violation, $500 to $3,000

2nd Violation, $1,500 to $5,000 and/or 1-year probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

3rd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 plus 1-year probated suspension to revocation

  • Acted as a matchmaker without a license 2052.107(6), 61.20(a), 61.23(h)

  • Acted as or was licensed as a contestant, ring official, or second while licensed as a matchmaker 61.23(d)
  • Failed to present license to Department personnel upon request 61.24(c)

Class C:

1st Violation, $500 to $5,000 and/or 1-year probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

2nd Violation, $1,500 to $5,000 plus 1-year probated suspension to revocation

3rd Violation, $3,500 to $5,000 plus revocation

  • Had a direct or indirect financial interest in a contestant 61.23(a)
  • Failed to behave in a professional manner or to exhibit the highest degree of sportsmanlike conduct at all times pertinent to the event 61.24(a)
  • Failed to carry out the terms and conditions of a contract concerning a combative sports event to which licensee was a party 61.24(b)

Class D:

1st Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 and/or Revocation

2nd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 and/or Revocation

3rd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 and/or Revocation

  • Failed to comply with previous order of Commission/Executive Director 51.353(a), 61.91
  • Obtaining or attempting to obtain a license by fraud or false representation 60.23(a)(1)
  • Failed to pay the Department for a dishonored payment 60.82

Promoters

Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 2052
16 Texas Administration Code, Chapter 61

Class A:

1st Violation, $100 to $1,000

2nd Violation, $500 to $2,000

3rd Violation, $1,000 to $4,000 and/or 6-month probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

  • Failed to provide for a physical examination of each contestant 2052.115(3)
  • Failed to inform the Executive Director in writing of a change of address within 30 days 61.20(c)
  • Failed to have proof of identification while doing work requiring a promoter license  61.23(h)
  • Failed to provide to the Department at least ten days prior to an event a certificate of insurance showing proper coverage for all participants in the event 61.40(a)(2)
  • Failed to supply participants in an event proper information for filing a medical claim 61.40(a)(2)
  • Failed to notify Department of the proposed event date, ticket prices and participants of the main event at least 21 days before the event 61.40(b)(2)
  • Changed the card before the scheduled weigh-in without providing written notice to the Department 61.40(b)(4)
  • Failed to conspicuously post notices of changes or substitutions to the card at the box office or failed to announce them from the ring before the opening bout 61.40(b)(4)
  • Failed to provide written notice to the Department before the scheduled weigh-in of any change in the announced or advertised location, time, or card cancellations 61.40(b)(5)
  • Failed to provide a technical zone for the Department 61.40(b)(15)(C)
  • Allowed beverages at the event in cups made of material other than paper or plastic 61.40(b)(8)
  • Failed to provide sufficient number of security personnel to maintain order 61.40(b)(12)(B)
  • Failed to ensure that the ring apron was clear at all times of all objects 61.40(b)(15)(A)
  • Sold seats at the ring apron or within the technical zone 61.40(b)(15)(B)
  • Failed to provide judges’ chairs of the required height 61.40(b)(15)(E)
  • Failed to place physician ringside seats in the neutral corner 61.40(b)(15)(E)
  • Failed to have at least one or allowed more than three authorized promoter representatives at ringside  61.40(b)(15)(F)
  • Allowed persons other than promoters representatives, Department officials, the press, physicians, representatives of sanctioning bodies, or judges to sit at ringside tables 61.40(b)(15)(F)
  • Failed to furnish one executed copy of contestants’ contracts to each contestant or manager and to the Department, or failed to retain a copy 61.40(c)(2)
  • Failed to have information in the contract typed or legibly printed or failed to initial any changes or addenda 61.40(c)(3)
  • Failed to have the price including service charges or handling fees and the event date printed on both halves of all tickets to the event 61.40(d)(1)
  • Sold roll tickets with consecutive numbers other than at the box office on the day of the event 61.40(d)(2)
  • Failed to print tickets of different prices on different colored paper in the absence of a ticket manifest 61.40(d)(3)
  • Failed to submit to the Department on a Department approved form a verified report of tickets delivered to any outlet or event sponsor   61.40(d)(4)
  • Failed to require that each contestant have two seconds and one chief second 61.43(a)
  • Failed to assure a weigh-in takes place at a specific time set by the promoter and approved by the Department 61.105(a)
  • Failed to notify the Department of a weigh-in time ten days in advance 61.105(a)
  • Failed to use a Department-approved scale for a weigh-in 61.105(b)
  • Failed to set up the ring at least two hours before the event 61.106(a)
  • Failed to provide the required gloves 2052.251, 61.40(b)(15), 61.106(c), 61.106(d)
  • Failed to follow requirements for hand and ankle wraps 61.106(f), 61.111(g), 61.112(f)
  • Failed to file with the Department the official rules for a martial art prior to holding an event in that art 61.110(c)
  • Failed to hang at least two Executive Director-approved video screens at a mixed martial art event 61.111(q)

Class B:

1st Violation, $500 to $3,000

2nd Violation, $1,500 to $5,000 and/or 1-year probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

3rd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 plus 1-year probated suspension to revocation

  • Acted as a promoter for an event without a license 2052.101, 61.20(a), 61.23(h)
  • Exhibited a closed circuit telecast of a combative sports event and charged an admission fee without holding a promoter’s license 2052.113(1), 2052.153(1)(A)
  • Exhibited a closed circuit telecast of a combative sports event and charged an admission fee without obtaining a permit 2052.113(2),
    2052.153(1)(B)
  • Failed to assure that all contestants scheduled to participate were licensed before the event 2052.115(1)
  • Failed to ensure a contestant is licensed at least 72 hours before an event 2052.3015
  • Acted as a referee, timekeeper, or judge when licensed as a promotor 61.23(e)
  • Permitted promoter’s license to be used by another person 61.23(f)
  • Engaged in promotions with another licensed promoter while holding an invalid/expired license 61.23(g)
  • Failed to present license to Department personnel upon request 61.24(c)
  • Deducted an insurance premium and deductibles from a contestant’s purse 61.40(a)(2)
  • Failed to obtain written approval from the Department to promote an event prior to advertising or selling tickets 61.40(b)(2)
  • Conducted an event without obtaining written Departmental approval for the fight card at least 10 working days before the event date 61.40(b)(3)
  • Provided less than two private dressing rooms of adequate size for contestants, their licensed managers and seconds 61.40(b)(10)
  • Failed to provide separate dressing rooms for male and female contestants 61.40(b)(10)
  • Allowed unauthorized persons in the dressing rooms 61.40(b)(10)
  • Failed to inform the Department of the pre-fight plan and route upon request 61.40(b)(12)(A)
  • Scheduled an improper number or rounds for an entire event 61.40(b)(13)
  • Held a bout, match, or contest with improper number of rounds or with rounds and rest periods of improper length 61.40(b)(14), 61.107(e), 61.108(b), 61.111(i), 61.112(d)
  • Failed to keep those gloves used in an event for a minimum of seven days after the event or failed to make the gloves available for inspection by the Department upon request 61.106(e)
  • Failed to supervise the activities of employees and event coordinators 61.40(b)(17)
  • Failed to ensure that all advertising concerning an event accurately describes the event and does not include the names of any other person or entity as a presenter of the event 61.40(b)(18)
  • Failed to use a proper Department-form contract with a contestant, failed to have the contract executed in triplicate, or failed to include any required term in the contract 61.40(c)(1)
  • Sold tickets for more than the actual capacity of the location where an event was held 61.40(d)(5)
  • Failed to follow requirements regarding tearing tickets, keeping torn-ticket halves for the Department, or allowing people through the gate or to occupy seats without the proper ticket half 61.40(d)(6)
  • Sold or bartered passes and/or credentials 61.40(d)(6)
  • Failed to promptly refund ticket sales for a cancelled event or special added attraction 61.40(d)(7)
  • Failed to keep all tickets for each event in separate packages for at least 30 days after the event 61.40(d)(8)
  • Failed to pay the gross receipts tax for complimentary tickets issued in excess of 25% 61.40(d)(9)
  • Failed to calculate gross receipts as 3% of the face value of all tickets sold plus 3% of the face value of all complimentary tickets issued in excess of 25% 61.40(d)(10)
  • Failed to account for tickets after the event 61.40(d)(11)
  • Failed to make available used tickets, deadwood, and additional exhibits to the Department for a financial audit in the form and at the time required 61.40(f)
  • Failed to have the ring or fighting area meet specifications and equipment requirements 61.106(b), 61.111(p)
  • Conducted a martial art event without the Department’s permission 61.110(c)

Class C:

1st Violation, $500 to $5,000 and/or 1-year probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

2nd Violation, $1,500 to $5,000 plus 1-year probated suspension to revocation

3rd Violation, $3,500 to $5,000 plus revocation

  • Failed to submit to the Department not later than three days after the event or telecast a verified report containing all required ticket and receipts information on a Department-approved form 2052.152(a)
  • Failed to pay not later than three days after the event or telecast the required 3% tax 2052.152(b)
  • Conducted an elimination tournament in Texas 2052.254
  • Failed to surrender a purse or funds withheld to the Executive Director on demand 2052.302(b)
  • Failed to behave in a professional manner or to exhibit the highest degree of sportsmanlike conduct at all times pertinent to the event 61.24(a)
  • Failed to provide two Department assigned ringside physicians for each event 61.40(b)(6)
  • Failed to provide at least one licensed physician to conduct pre-fight physicals or to provide a private area to perform those examinations 61.40(b)(7)
  • Failed to compensate ringside physicians, timekeepers, judges, referees, and contestants when required 61.40(b)(9)
  • Failed to make required compensations in front of an authorized Department representative 61.40(b)(9)
  • Failed to ensure there were no alcohol or illegal drugs in the dressing room 61.40(b)(11)
  • Failed to ensure the safety of contestants, officials, and spectators 61.40(b)(12)
  • Failed to have a pre-fight plan and route to remove an injured contestant from the ring and arena 61.40(b)(12)(A)
  • Failed to provide sufficient number of security officers to maintain order 61.40(b)(12)(B)
  • Failed to properly set up the technical zone 61.40(b)(15)(D)
  • Failure to have all required emergency medical personnel and portable emergency medical equipment located within the technical zone during the event 61.40(b)(15)(D)
  • Failure to provide required medical equipment and an emergency medical technician on site for all contests 61.40(b)(15)(D)
  • Failed to submit a tax report and a 3% gross tax receipts tax payment to the Department within three business days of an event 61.40(e)
  • Allowed a contest where the permitted weigh-in difference between the contestants exceeded the allowance 61.105(d)

Class D:

1st Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 and/or revocation

2nd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 and/or revocation

3rd Violation, $3,000 to $5,00

  • Failed to comply with previous order of Commission/Executive Director 51.353(a), 61.91
  • Obtaining or attempting to obtain a license by fraud or false representation 60.23(a)(1)
  • Failed to pay the Department for a dishonored payment 60.82
  • Failed to file a new bond annually 2052.109(b)
  • Failed to abide by the order of the Executive Director regarding the payment or withholding of any purse or other payable sum 2052.302(a), (b)
  • Failed to carry out the terms and conditions of a contract concerning a combative sports event to which the licensee was a party 61.24(b)
  • Failed to provide required insurance and pay all deductibles for contestants 61.40(a)(2)
  • Failed to bear all financial responsibility for an event 61.40(b)(1)

Referees

Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 2052
16 Texas Administration Code, Chapter 61

Class A:

1st Violation, $100 to $1,000

2nd Violation, $500 to $2,000

3rd Violation, $1,000 to $4,000 and/or 6-month probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

  • Failed to inform the Executive Director in writing of a change of address within 30 days 61.20(c)
  • Failed to have proof of identification while doing work requiring a referee license 61.23(h)
  • Failed to notify the Department at least five hours before an event that the referee would not be able to officiate 61.41(c)
  • Allowed contestant to wear shoes other than protective padded footgear in a kickboxing event 61.108(c)
  • Failed to wipe a kickboxing contestant’s glove free of any foreign substance when required 61.108(i)
  • Failed to cause a foreign substance to be removed from the hair, face, or body of a mixed martial arts contestant 61.111(f)

Class B:

1st Violation, $500 to $3,000

2nd Violation, $1,500 to $5,000 and/or 1-year probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

3rd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 plus 1-year probated suspension to revocation

  • Acted as a referee without a license 2052.107(3), 61.20(a), 61.23(h)
  • Refereed an event in a class for which the referee did not have the endorsement 61.21(f)
  • Failed to present license to Department personnel upon request 61.24(c)
  • Used a Department badge at an event to which the ring official had not been assigned 61.30(g)(2)(A)
  • Failed to surrender a Department badge when required 61.30(g)(2)(B)
  • Failed to exercise immediate authority, direction, and control over bouts 61.41(a)
  • Failed to conduct a rules meeting before the first bout of the event 61.41(a)
  • Failed to call time when a mouthpiece was knocked or spit out 61.41(f)
  • Failed to call the contestants and chief seconds together for final instructions before each bout 61.41(i)
  • Failed to attend the rules meeting 61.41(p)

Class C:

1st Violation, $500 to $5,000 and/or 1-year probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

2nd Violation, $1,500 to $5,000 plus 1-year probated suspension to revocation

3rd Violation, $3,500 to $5,000 plus revocation

  • Had a direct or indirect financial interest in contestant 61.23(a)
  • Participated in an illegal event 61.23(b)
  • Failed to behave in a professional manner or to exhibit the highest degree of sportsmanlike conduct at all times pertinent to the event 61.24(a)
  • Failed to carry out the terms and conditions of a contract concerning a combative sports event to which licensee was a party 61.24(b)
  • Failed to call time and advise the judges of a foul and the number of points to be deducted 61.41(h)
  • Failed to give a contestant who is incapacitated by a low blow reasonable time to recover; failed to declare a contestant who has suffered a low blow the loser when the contestant shows an unwillingness to continue the fight once it has been resumed 61.41(j)
  • Failed to order the opponent to the ring’s farthest neutral corner when a knock-down occurs 61.41(k)(1)
  • Failed to immediately pick up the timekeeper’s count when required after a knock-down 61.41(k)(1)
  • Failed to audibly announce the passing of seconds with required physical gestures 61.41(k)(2)
  • Failed to stop counting when the opponent left the neutral corner before the count was complete 61.41(k)(3)
  • Allowed a contestant who had been knocked down to resume before the conclusion of the eight-count 61.41(k)(4)
  • Failed to resume a count where it stopped when a contestant who had been knocked down got up and went down again without being struck 61.41(k)(5)
  • Failed to continue the count and allowed the bell to ring at the end of a round before a knocked-down contestant rose 61.41(k)(6)
  • Failed to declare the opponent the winner by knockout when a contestant did not rise before the count of ten 61.41(k)(7)
  • Failed to give a contestant who did not answer the bell at the start of a round a ten count then declare him the loser 61.41(l)
  • Failed to give a contestant who had been knocked out of or fallen out of the ring 20 seconds to return to the ring 61.41(m)
  • Failed to count a contestant out who did not return to the ring as if the contestant were down 61.41(m)
  • Allowed someone to help a contestant knocked out of the ring back into the ring 61.41(m)
  • Failed to declare a no decision or a winner by technical decision when required 61.41(n)
  • Failed to call time out until the ringside physician completes the examination 61.43(j)
  • Failed to stop a contest when its integrity is in doubt and order the purses held pending an investigation by the Department 61.108(g), 61.108(h)

Class D:

1st Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 and/or revocation

2nd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 and/or revocation

3rd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 and/or revocation

  • Failed to comply with previous order of Commission/Executive Director 51.353(a), 61.91
  • Obtaining or attempting to obtain a license by fraud or false representation 60.23(a)(1)
  • Failed to pay the Department for a dishonored payment 60.82

Seconds

Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 2052
16 Texas Administration Code, Chapter 61

Class A:

1st Violation, $100 to $1,000

2nd Violation, $500 to $2,000

3rd Violation, $1,000 to $4,000 and/or 6-month probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

  • Failed to have proof of identification while doing work requiring a second’s license 61.23(h)
  • Failed to dress neatly 61.43(b)
  • Threw excessive amounts of water on the contestant 61.43(e)(2)
  • Used an unapproved substance 61.43(e)(4)
  • Failed to remain seated in the chairs provided during the rounds     61.43(f)
  • Failed to leave the ring at the timekeeper’s warning 61.43(h)
  • Failed to leave and have all obstructions off the ring platform when the bell sounded for the beginning of a new round 61.43(h)
  • Had loose ice or ice in an unapproved container 61.43(i)(1)
  • Had unapproved supplies 61.43(i)(1)
  • Had electrolytes in a container other than the manufacturer’s sealed container 61.43(i)(1)
  • Failed to open an electrolytes container for the first time in the presence of a Department representative 61.43(i)(1)
  • Had approved substances in containers that were not labeled with the manufacturer’s label or were contaminated by a foreign substance 61.43(i)(1), 61.43(i)(2)
  • Used substances other than water and electrolytes for hydration between rounds 61.43(i)(4)
  • Used excessive lubricant on the contestant’s body, arms or face 61.43(i)(5)
  • Failed to immediately yield to physician’s exam 61.43(j)
  • Failed to leave the ring after decision at request of referee 61.47(k)

Class B:

1st Violation, $500 to $3,000

2nd Violation, $1,500 to $5,000 and/or 1-year probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

3rd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 plus 1-year probated suspension to revocation

  • Acted as a second at a combative sports event without a license    2052.107(5), 61.20(a), 61.23(h)
  • Failed to present license to Department personnel upon request 61.24(c)
  • Failed to keep the corner clean, dry, and free from objects 61.43(c)
  • Excessively coached a contestant during a round or failed to remain silent when instructed to do so 61.43(e)(1)
  • Tossed an object into the ring in token surrender of the contestant 61.43(e)(3)
  • Failed to attend the referee’s rules meeting 61.43(k)

Class C:

1st Violation, $500 to $5,000 and/or 1-year probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

2nd Violation, $1,500 to $5,000 plus 1-year probated suspension to revocation

3rd Violation, $3,500 to $5,000 plus revocation

  • Failed to behave in a professional manner or to exhibit the highest degree of sportsmanlike conduct at all times pertinent to the event 61.24(a)
  • Failed to carry out the terms and conditions of a contract concerning a combative sports event to which licensee was a party 61.24(b)
  • Failed to immediately report to the promoter and the Department that the pre-fight physical showed the contestant unfit for competition 61.47(l)
  • Failed to immediately report to the promoter and the Department that the contestant was ill or injured and could not take part in a contest 61.47(m)

Class D:

1st Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 and/or revocation

2nd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 and/or revocation

3rd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 and/or revocation

  • Failed to comply with previous order of Commission/Executive Director 51.353(a), 61.91
  • Obtaining or attempting to obtain a license by fraud or false representation 60.23(a)(1)
  • Failed to pay the Department for a dishonored payment 60.82

Event Coordinators

Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 2052
16 Texas Administration Code, Chapter 61

Class A:

1st Violation, $100 to $1,000

2nd Violation, $500 to $2,000

3rd Violation, $1,000 to $4,000 and/or 6-month probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

  • Failed to inform the Executive Director in writing of a change of address within 30 days 61.20(c)
  • Failed to have proof of identification while doing work requiring a event coordinator license 61.23(h)

Class B:

1st Violation, $500 to $3,000

2nd Violation, $1,500 to $5,000 and/or 1-year probated suspension to 1-year full suspension        

3rd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 plus 1-year probated suspension to revocation

  • Acted as an event coordinator without a license 2052.107(7), 61.20(a), 61.23(h)
  • Failed to present license to Department personnel upon request 61.24(c)

Class C:

1st Violation, $500 to $5,000 and/or 1-year probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

2nd Violation, $1,500 to $5,000 plus 1-year probated suspension to revocation

3rd Violation, $3,500 to $5,000 plus revocation

  • Failed to behave in a professional manner or to exhibit the highest degree of sportsmanlike conduct at all times pertinent to the event    61.24(a)
  • Failed to carry out the terms and conditions of a contract concerning a combative sports event to which licensee was a party   61.24(b)

Class D:

1st Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 and/or revocation

2nd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 and/or revocation

3rd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 and/or revocation

  • Failed to comply with previous order of Commission/Executive Director 51.353(a), 61.91
  • Obtaining or attempted to obtain a license by fraud or false representation 60.23(a)(1)
  • Failed to pay the Department for a dishonored payment 60.82