§440E-1 Definitions. As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
"Amateur mixed martial arts contest" means a mixed martial arts contest in which no money, purse, or other form of monetary compensation is offered or given to contestants and the contestants are at least eighteen years of age.
"Amateur mixed martial arts contestant" means a person who is trained in mixed martial arts, competes in an amateur mixed martial arts contest, and is at least eighteen years of age.
"Department" means the department of commerce and consumer affairs.
"Director" means the director of commerce and consumer affairs.
"Manager" means any person who:
(1) Undertakes or has undertaken to represent in any way the interests of any mixed martial arts contestant in procuring, arranging, or conducting any contest in which the mixed martial arts contestant is to participate; provided that "manager" shall not include an attorney licensed to practice in this State in the attorney's legal representation of a mixed martial arts contestant; or
(2) Directs or controls the mixed martial arts activities of the mixed martial arts contestant.
"Mixed martial arts" means unarmed combat involving the use, subject to any applicable limits set forth in this chapter and any rules adopted to implement these limits, of a combination of techniques, including grappling, kicking, and striking, from different disciplines of martial arts. For purposes of this chapter, kickboxing, pankration, muay Thai, and xtreme martial arts shall be considered "mixed martial arts".
"Mixed martial arts contest" or "contest" means a contest or exhibition in a mixed martial arts event in which a mixed martial arts contestant competes with another mixed martial arts contestant, using mixed martial arts, and includes an amateur mixed martial arts contest.
"Mixed martial arts contestant" or "contestant" means a person who is trained in mixed martial arts and competes in a mixed martial arts contest.
"Mixed martial arts event" or "event" means one or more mixed martial arts contests held at the same location on the same date.
"No rules combat, extreme fighting, or similar contest" means a contest or exhibition performed in this State in which the contestants are permitted to use, with few or no rules or restrictions, a combination of combative contact techniques, including punches, kicks, chokes, joint locks, and other maneuvers, with or without the use of weapons, that place contestants at an unreasonably high risk of bodily injury or death whether or not for any money, prize, reward, purse, or other compensation, or promise thereof; provided that the term does not include a contest involving the exclusive use of boxing, wrestling, kickboxing, martial arts, or mixed martial arts.
"Professional mixed martial arts contestant" means a person who is trained in mixed martial arts and competes in a mixed martial arts contest in which money, a prize, or purse, or other form of monetary compensation is offered or given to contestants.
"Promoter" means an individual, corporation, joint venture, partnership, limited liability corporation, limited liability partnership, or any other type of business entity that promotes, conducts, holds, or gives a mixed martial arts contest. [L 2007, c 279, pt of §1; am L 2010, c 117, §2; am L 2012, c 102, §1]