MIMMA 5 introduces an all-new LEAGUE consisting of the TOP 8 Malaysian amateur MMA athletes across seven Men’s weightclasses and the open-flyweight class for the Women’s Pride division. At the end of seven fights, the top four in each weight class will qualify to the semi-finals for the right to step into the MIMMA 5 Grand Finals for a final showdown of epic proportions. The winners of MIMMA 5 LEAGUE will forever etch themselves as the toughest and best MIMMA champions in history.
1. Points are awarded based on the outcome achieved by the Athlete:
- 5 Points Win by Knock – out / TKO / Submission
- 4 Points Win by decision unanimous / split
- 3 Points Win by Walkover
- 2 Points Lose by decision
- 1 Point Lose by KO / TKO / Submission
- 0 Points Walkover/Withdrawal (Opponent gets 3 points)
2. Athlete is allowed to walkover a maximum of three times subject to these reasons:
- Medical suspensions by the MIMMA medical team or an accepted medical diagnosis in which event the walkover may be extended beyond the 3 fights limit.
- Work/studies related reason supported by official letters from relevant authorities and parties.
- Other reason acceptable by the MIMMA organizers.
3. Athlete who withdraw from any matches without good reason and/or last minute withdrawal a week from the match is automatically subjected to the following:-
- 1st Time – 20% deduction of the match allowance from next match
- 2nd Time – 30% deduction of the match allowance from next match
- 3rd Time -50% deduction of match allowance from next match and potential expulsion from MIMMA event(s)
4. MIMMA has sole absolute discretion to withdraw and replace any inactive/injured/uncommitted Athlete without prior notice.
5. MIMMA 5 League Dates are:-
- 8 JULY 2017 LEAGUE 1
- 5 AUGUST 2017 LEAGUE 2
- 9 SEPTEMBER 2017 LEAGUE 3
- 14 OCTOBER 2017 LEAGUE 4
- 11 NOVEMBER 2017 LEAGUE 5
- 16 DECEMBER 2017 LEAGUE 6
- 6 JANUARY 2018 LEAGUE 7
- 24 FEBRUARY 2018 SEMI FINALS TBA
- 24 MARCH 2018 GRAND FINALS TBA
- The Athlete shall have reached eighteen (18) years of age on the date of the Athlete’s registration for the nationwide try-outs in 2017.
- The Athlete shall be in good physical and mental shape. The Athlete’s condition will be examined by the MIMMA medical team during the mandatory medical checks prior and after each event is held.
- The Athlete hereby vouches and confirms that the Athlete is well-prepared to compete in amateur MMA.
- The Athlete shall have experience from competing in full contact mixed martial arts.
- When entering MIMMA event(s), the Athlete is solely responsible for ensuring that all of the Athlete’s relevant martial arts experience is reported to MIMMA organisers.
- The Athlete undertakes and agrees that the Athlete is and/or shall remain solely competing in amateur MMA event(s) beyond MIMMA. MIMMA has sole absolute discretion to remove the Athlete from MIMMA event(s) if the Athlete is or becomes a professional MMA athlete and Athlete further agrees and accepts that MIMMA bears no liability whatsoever nor is subjected to any claim(s), damages, interest and/or losses incurred by the Athlete by reason of the removal and/or any action taken by MIMMA thereof.
- MIMMA hereby defines a professional MMA athlete if the Athlete meets any or all of the following criteria:
– Is or has fought in professional MMA events recognised by MIMMA;
– Is or has signed a professional MMA contract with professional MMA promotions/management recognised by MIMMA;
– Is relying solely on fighting professional MMA as the Athlete’s main source of income;
– The Athlete represents that the Athlete is a professional MMA fighter;
– Any good and justified reason which MIMMA solely considers the Athlete to be a professional MMA athlete
- Athlete agrees to make personal arrangements to attend all pre-fight and post-fight activities including weigh-ins, medical checks, be on time on fight dates and be able to compete actively in MIMMA event(s).
2) WEIGHT CLASSES
- MIMMA shall as practical as possible ensure that opposing Athletes are matched in terms of weight. In heavyweight bouts however, a larger difference in weight can be accepted.
- The weight shall be checked at a set time before the match as decided by the MIMMA organizer. The weight shall be approved by both Athletes and organizer.
- The Athlete shall not compete in any weight class lower than 5 kgs off the Athlete’s natural walking weight.
- During title matches and tournaments set weight classes shall apply.
- As of July 2017, the weight classes for Men’s category are:
||-84kg & above
- As of July 2017, the weight class for Women’s category is:
- The Athlete shall be present and meet a set weight within a prescribed time and venue at the official weigh-in of the MIMMA competition, as supervised by officials appointed by the organizer.
- The Athlete shall be weighed no later than 12 hours and no earlier than 36 hours before the match starts.
- A five-hundred (500) grams allowance is given above the set upper limit of the weight class the Athlete is competing in during regular league bouts.
- There is no upper limit allowance for Semi Final and Title bouts. Athletes must make weight or face penalties deemed fit and appropriate by the MIMMA organizer.
- Opposing Athletes can be weighed in at the same time.
4) MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS, CONTEST PHYSICIAN, INJURIES & SUSPENSIONS
- At least one licensed physician shall be appointed contest physician.
- Athletes are required at their own cost and expense to provide certificates for Hepatitis B (HBsAg), Hepatitis C (HCVsAb) and HIV tests. These certificates cannot be older than one (1) year from the date of presentation of these certificates to the contest physician.
- The Athlete shall be present at the required times to be examined by the physician before they compete. The examination can take place any time before or on the same day as the match.
- Check-list: heart, blood pressure, pulse, lungs, hearing, teeth, evidence of a hernia, musculature, skin, negative Hepatitis B (HBsAg), Hepatitis C (HCVsAb) and HIV tests.
- If Athlete is deemed by the physician to be out of shape, suffering from injury or illness, affected by drugs or narcotics, mentally unbalanced or in any other way unfit to participate in the match, the Athlete shall not be permitted to compete
- Pregnant women are prohibited from competing. Pregnancy tests will be administered as part of the medical examination.
- The physician shall be present during each match. The physician shall interrupt the match if physician deems the Athlete unfit to continue. In such an event the physician shall immediately call for the attention of the referee and can inform the referee to cancel or call for an end to the match
- If Athlete needs assistance in getting back to the corner for the round break, the Athlete shall be examined by the physician who among other things shall examine balance and responsiveness while standing without support.
- The physician shall be risk averse when making judgment calls and always consider a “worst case-scenario” to ensure the safety of the Athlete.
- If the physician finds it necessary for the Athlete to have further examinations the Athlete shall be sent to a hospital/clinic.
- In the event of a suspected injury such as for example a slight concussion, the physician is allowed to detain the Athlete to conduct a follow-up exam. The Athlete shall in such an event stay on site. At such a follow-up exam the physician shall determine whether the Athlete is in need of further care or not, and if yes whether or not that includes being sent to a hospital for further examination, and if applicable recommend follow-up treatment. All decisions and conclusions made during the follow-up exam shall be documented by the physician and handed in to the organizer.
- In case of a knockout the physician shall determine how long the Athlete shall be put on suspension and have said decision documented.
- Every match shall be overseen by a MIMMA referee and no match shall begin without the presence and confirmation by a MIMMA referee in the cage.
- The Athlete and corner(s) shall at all times demonstrate sportsmanship, sports integrity and values. Athlete and corner(s) accept the decision(s) of the referee(s) and official(s) and abide by the rules and/or directions of the referee.
- The referee puts the Athletes’ safety first and is at liberty to immediately stop a match if and when;
- it is apparent that one Athlete is so superior that the other stands the risk of being injured.
- one of the Athletes is in a questionable position of disadvantage
- one of the Athletes is not able to put up a proper defense.
- The referee has three major verbal commands at disposal during the match:
- “FIGHT” tells the Athletes that the match has started; initially, after a timeout or after a round break.
- “STOP” tells the Athletes to cease competing and stay in the current position.
- “BREAK” tells the Athletes to cease competing, separate and assume a neutral position.
- The referee shall ensure that unauthorized techniques are not used to the advantage of one Athlete.
- The referee shall disqualify an Athlete if the Athlete or the Athlete’s coaches deliberately, severely or repeatedly break the rules.
- The referee shall stop the match if and when;
- an Athlete uses unauthorized techniques
- an Athlete otherwise breaks the rules.
- anything is thrown into the competition area.
- a coach or a contest physician throws a towel or something equivalent into the competition area.
- In the event of an accident or foul, the referee can issue a time-out for up to five (5) minutes to examine the fouled Athlete’s condition and determine whether or not he/she can safely continue. The referee may call for the contest physician to aid the assessment.
- In the event of a foul that consists of a blow or kick to the groin area, a so called low blow, the referee shall, upon request from the injured Athlete issue a timeout for up to five (5) minutes, allowing the Athlete to recuperate.
- If the contest cannot be restarted within the allotted five minutes the contest must end and the outcome will decided as a no contest or technical decision as outlined in Section 25.
- The referee shall stop the match at the sound of the signal that marks the end of a round.
- The referee shall raise the arm of the winner when the results of the match have been made public by the speaker.
- Every match shall be judged and the score kept by three MIMMA judges.
- The judges shall be seated separated from the audience and from each other.
- The judges shall remain neutral during the course of the match.
- If a judge identifies a violation of the rules, the judge shall notify the referee during the next round break.
- The judges shall award points to the Athletes for each round by filling out a score sheet. This task shall be carried out independently and without contact with the other judges or any other person. The results of the scoring shall be clearly marked on the score sheet.
- The winner of a round is decided based on the criteria’s for judging as detailed in Section 24. \
- Upon completion of each round the judges shall submit the score sheets to the head official.
- The judges are not allowed to leave their seat until the match is over and the results have been relayed.
3) HEAD OFFICIAL
- The organizer shall appoint a head official for the competition.
- Upon completion of the match, the head official shall collect the score sheets from the judges and is responsible for summing up the total score to inform the MIMMA organizer and announce the outcome of the match.
- A timekeeper shall be appointed by the organizer to ensure correct timing of rounds, round breaks and time-outs in the match.
- The timekeeper signals the start of each round.
- The timekeeper shall indicate when ten (10) seconds remain of the round.
- The timekeeper shall indicate when ten (10) seconds remain of a round break.
- When the referee signals a time-out, the time passed during it shall not count as part of the round.
- The timekeeper is responsible for keeping the time from the point the time-out starts and shall notify the referee when the time-out reaches four minutes and fifty seconds (4.50) and five (5) minutes respectively.
- The clock shall not be stopped by anything other than a time-out signalled by the referee.
- An announcer shall be appointed by the organizer with the task of keeping officials and personnel informed of the competition over loudspeaker.
- The announcer shall announce the names of the Athletes, ring corner and weight before they enter the ring.
- The announcer shall call on the coaches to leave the competition area before the match starts as well as when the timekeeper indicates that fifteen (15) seconds remains of the round break.
- The speaker shall announce the number of the round before each round starts.
- The speaker shall announce the name and ring corner of the winner.
- The Athlete shall have no less than one (1) and no more than two (2) coaches.
- Coaches can accompany the Athlete during walk in to the competition area. Coaches are allowed to wear the same walk-in attire as the Athlete, and carry the banner of the Athlete.
- The coaches are only allowed to enter the competition area during round break and then only in close proximity to their Athlete’s corner.
- All equipment shall be removed from the competition area at the end of the round break by the coaches and they shall also ensure that the competition area is kept dry and clean to prevent slipping.
- During the round break the coaches are allowed to give verbal instructions to the Athlete. The coaches are allowed to bring the Athlete water and bagged ice.
- During the round break the coaches are required to inform the referee of any injuries sustained by the Athlete
- The coaches shall bring towels to the competition area so that if they find their Athlete unable to continue they may throw in the towel, thus forfeiting the match.
- The coaches can give advice and encouragement in a contained manner during the course of the match.
- The Athletes can be told off, warned or disqualified for an offense against the rules made by the Athlete’s coaches.
2) LENGTH OF THE MATCH
- A regular match shall contain three (3) rounds.
- A Title match shall contain five (5) rounds.
- A round shall last three (3) minutes
- The round break shall last sixty (60) seconds
- A referee time-out shall last no longer than five (5) minutes
3) COMPETITION AREA
- The competition area shall be well enclosed so that the Athletes don’t stand the risk of falling out during competition and thus suffer injuries.
- The competition area shall consist of an MMA enclosure. If no MMA ring is available a boxing ring with surrounding shock absorbing floor or padding is accepted.
- An MMA ring is a safety fenced ring constructed for the purpose of ensuring the highest level of safety for the Athletes as well as enabling the proper practice of the sport of MMA. An MMA ring used for MMA competitions shall meet the following requirements:
- The ring shall have a shock absorbing floor minimum 2.5 cm thick
- The ring shall be no larger than ten (10) meters and no smaller than six (6) meters in diameter.
- The safety fence shall consist of sturdy plastic covered net expanded in even sections between at least six (6) poles. The safety fence shall be no lower than one meter and sixty (1.60) centimeters and no higher than two (2) meters in height.
- A boxing ring used for MMA competitions shall meet the following requirements:
- The ring shall have a shock absorbing floor minimum 2.5 cm thick.
- Measures shall be taken to ensure that the Athletes are not injured if falling out of the ring. This includes a shock absorbing floor or padding outside and all around the ring area.
- The ring shall be no less than six (6) meters and no more than ten (10) meters from one side to the other within the ropes.
- The ring shall have no less than four (4) three (3) cm padded ring ropes expanded between four (4) poles.
- The ring poles shall be made of metal and properly padded
4) COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT
- Competition amateur MMA gloves and shin guards provided by MIMMA.
- Competition shorts/vale tudo (for men and women) and compression tights (optional for women only) made in a durable material and designed in such a way that they can’t inflict injury on either one of the Athletes.
- Competition top or rash-guard (optional for women only).
- Protective groin cup (optional for women, compulsory for men).
- All pieces of equipment used by the Athletes, compulsory as well as optional, shall be checked by the referee before the match
5) GAUZE & TAPE
- Hands and knuckles shall be wrapped in gauze. The usage of regular handwraps are also allowed.
- Tape may be used for fastening as well as strengthening the gauze. The tape may however not cover the knuckles.
- The gauze and tape is restricted to 10 meters x 5 cm of gauze and 5 meters x 2.5 cm of tape per hand.
- The fastening on the gloves and the shin guards shall be taped so that they don’t come undone and injure either one of the Athletes.
- Saved for above, no other tapings are allowed. Tapings for medical reasons must be checked and approved by the physician and referee
- The Athlete must be clean and present a tidy appearance
- The Athlete shall not wear any jewellery, piercings or other objects of metal or accessories during the match.
- Athletes with long hair must tie the hair in such a way that it does not present any hazard to either Athlete or referee.
- Rubbing parts of the body other than the face with petroleum jelly, liniment or the like is not permitted.
- Use of petroleum jelly, liniment or the like is not permitted.
- Athlete shall ensure nails on fingers and toes remain short, clean and tidy.
- Athlete is allowed (i) to wear sponsored attire such as t-shirt, shorts and cap and (ii) to display sponsored banner during the walk-in, and at the end of the match. Banner shall not exceed 5’ x 3’ specifications.
- Sponsored attire and/or banner can be removed if display any words, signs, pictures and/or meanings which the organizer in its absolute discretion deem inappropriate.
7) APPROVED TECHNIQUES
- Strikes against head, body and legs in stand-up position.
- Strikes against head, body and legs when the opponent is in an active ground position. Ground position applies when an Athlete touches the floor with another body part in addition to the feet (the three-point rule)
- Kicks against head, body and legs in stand-up position.
- Knees against body and legs in stand-up position.
- Kicks and knees against body and legs when the opponent is in an active ground position.
- Throws and takedowns.
- Submission techniques.
- The only leg lock allowed is the straight ankle lock
8) UNAUTHORIZED TECHNIQUES
- Strikes against the spine or the back of the head.
- Knees against the head.
- Heel-hooks, kneebars and any other leg locks besides the straight ankle lock, twister, neck crank, can opener, sit through crucifix and/or any submission deemed as applying pressure to the neck or spine
- Elbow and forearm attacks.
- Throws where the opponent is intended to land solely on his/her head and/or neck, so called spiking.
- Locks on fingers and toes, so-called small joint manipulation.
- Stomps against the opponent’s feet.
- Stomps against the opponent when he/she is in an active ground position.
- Kicks and knees against the head when the opponent is in an active ground position.
- Heel kicks against the kidneys.
- Kicks and knees from an active ground position against the head of the opponent when he/she is standing.
- Attacking a lying down or in other ways defenseless opponent.
- Head-butting, eye-poking, biting, clawing, scratching, pinching, hair-pulling, spitting on the opponent and poking a finger into any orifice or any cut or laceration of the opponent.
- Throwing the opponent out of the competition area.
- Grabbing on to the safety fence or the ropes.
- Grabbing the opponent’s clothing or protective equipment.
- Attacking the opponent before the match has commenced, during a time-out, during the round break or after the match is over.
- Attacking an opponent who is being examined by the referee or the physician.
- Attacking the opponent’s groin area.
- Competing in non-sportsmanship like conduct that causes injury to the opponent.
- Strikes aimed specifically against the throat, including gripping the opponent’s larynx.
- Cursing or using abusive language.
- Making abusive gestures.
- Ignoring the instructions of the referee.
- Displaying an aggressive behaviour against the referee or other officials.
- Interference by coaches.
- Purposely dropping or spitting out the mouthpiece
- Inactivity and passivity.
- Simulating being hit in the groin area.
10) FOUL PROCEDURE
- Disqualification can occur after any combination of fouls or after a single flagrant foul.
- Fouls resulting in a point[s] being deducted and as signaled by the referee must result in the deduction from the offending contestant’s score and is to be notated by all three judges and official scorekeeper.
- Only a referee can assess a foul, if the referee does not call the foul then judges must not make that assessment on their own.
- A fouled contestant has up to 5 minutes to recuperate. This is not applicable to all fouls.
- If a foul is committed the referee may call time should the fouled contestant show any visible sign of distraction or injury.
- The referee shall call time.
- The referee shall check the fouled contestant’s condition and safety.
- The referee shall then instruct the fouling contestant to a neutral corner, assess the foul to the fouled contestant, deduct points [if required] and notify the judges and official scorekeeper.
- If a bottom contestant commits a foul, unless the top contestant is injured, the contest will continue without referee intervention.
- The referee will verbally notify the bottom contestant of the foul.
- When the round is over, the referee will assess the foul and notify both corners, the judges and the official scorekeeper.
11) FALLING AND KNOCK DOWN
- If an Athlete falls to the ground due to a takedown, throw, hit, surprise or loss of balance the match continues as long as the Athlete can put up a proper defence and assumes an active ground position.
- If an Athlete is knocked down and can’t put up a proper defence and/or stays down the referee shall interrupt the match immediately.
- In the event of a foul the referee shall interrupt the match, examine the condition of the fouled Athlete and issue a warning.
- For repeated lesser fouls or a serious foul or an intentional foul the referee shall issue a deduction of one (1) point for the offending Athlete in conjunction with the warning.
- A single warning will be issued for the following infractions only:
- Holding or grabbing fence
- Holding onto opponent’s shorts, gloves, shin-guards or rash-guard
- Having the fingers outstretched, palm parallel to the floor toward opponent face
- In the event of an intentional, serious or repeated offense the referee may disqualify the Athlete.
- If a contest cannot continue due to an injury caused by an intentional unauthorized technique or foul, the offending Athlete shall be disqualified.
- If an injury caused by and intentional unauthorized technique or foul causes the contest to be stopped at a subsequent point in the contest the Athlete who committed the foul shall be disqualified.
- If during the pre-match inspection an Athlete is found to have unpermitted taping he/she can be disqualified by the referee.
- An Athlete can be told off, warned or disqualified as a result of a breach of rules made by the competitor’s coaches.
- After a warning has been issued or an examination has been conducted by the contest physician the match shall be restarted in the same position as before it was interrupted.
- The referee can restart the match in a neutral standing position if the Athletes are in a stalemate, aren’t actively seeking to better their position or aren’t actively attempting to win.
15) TYPES OF MATCH RESULT
- Submission – The Athlete surrenders by tapping on the opponent or on the mat or by verbally informing the referee.
- Towel – The Athlete’s coaches stop the match by throwing in the towel and thus forfeiting the match.
- Referee Stops Contest (RSC) – The referee is required to stop the match if and when;
- he/she deems the match as too uneven
- one of the Athletes isn’t putting up a proper defence
- one of the Athletes has been hit hard. This encompasses but is not limited to so called Technical Knock Out (TKO) and Knock Out (KO)
- the recuperation time or a medical examination of a Athlete has lasted for more than five (5) minutes.
- Judges decision – The scorecards of the three judges decide the winner. This includes:
- Unanimous Decision – When all three judges score the contest for the same Athlete
- Split Decision – When two judges score the contest for one Athlete and one judge scores for the opponent
- Technical Decision – If a match is ended prematurely due to injury caused by an accidental foul the scorecards of the three judges decide the winner. This includes the possibility for a technical draw.
- Disqualification – If a Athlete is disqualified the opponent is awarded the win.
- Walkover – If an announced Athlete fails to show up to the match but the opponent does, he/she is deemed to have forfeited the match and the win is awarded to the opponent.
16) CRITERIA’S FOR JUDGING
- In the event that a bout goes the distance, it will go to a judges’ decision. The 3 judges will score the bout in its entirety, not round-by-round. All matches shall be evaluated based on overall performance at end of the fight and scored by 3 judges who shall evaluate the match from different locations around the competition area.
- Judges shall evaluate mixed martial arts techniques, such as in random order:
- Near KO or Submission
- Damage (Internal, Accumulated, Superficial)
- Striking combinations and cage generalship (Ground control, Superior Positioning)
- Earned takedowns or takedown defense
- Evaluations shall be made in the order in which the techniques appear in giving the most weight in scoring to the 3Ds’; (i) Damage (ii) Domination and (iii) Duration of the damage and domination in each round;
- Effective striking is judged by determining the total number of legal strikes landed by an Athlete and near KO attempts
- Effective grappling is judged by considering the amount of successful executions of a legal takedown and reversals. Examples of factors to consider are take downs from standing position to mount position, passing the guard to mount position, and bottom position fighters using an active threatening guard.
- Cage generalship is judged by determining who is dictating the pace, location and position of the match. Examples of factors to consider are countering attempts at takedown by remaining standing and legally striking, taking down an opponent to force a ground fight, creating threatening submission attempts, passing the guard to achieve mount, and creating striking opportunities.
- Aggression means moving forward and landing a legal strike.
- The Judges shall use a sliding scale and recognize the length of time the Athletes are either standing or on the ground, as follows:
- If the Athletes spent a majority of a round on the canvas, then:
- Effective grappling is weighed first
- Effective striking is then weighed
- If the Athletes spent a majority of a round standing, then:
- Effective striking is weighed first
- Effective grappling is then weighed
- If a round ends with a relatively even amount of standing and canvas fighting, striking and grappling are weighed equally.
- If the match is a title match, a tournament match or a championship match where a draw is not a possible outcome and a winner must be declared, it shall be judged as outlined in the respective tournament or championship protocol.
17) NO CONTEST AND TECHNICAL DECISIONS
- A match can be judged as “no contest”, i.e. nullified, during or after its conclusion.
- Reasons for “no contest” are for example if the match is disrupted or stopped as a result of outside interference, during which it no longer can be continued.
- If an Athlete by accident gets injured as a result of an unauthorized technique and if the match consequently has to be stopped, then the match shall be judged “no contest” provided that the injury in question occurs during round one. If the injury occurs in round two or in the extra third round the winner will be decided based on the judges’ scorecards resulting in a technical decision.
- A tournament match cannot end as a “no contest” or as a technical draw. In such a case the winner of the match shall be determined as outlined in the tournament protocol.
- Unless determined otherwise, all decisions made by referee and judges are final.
- Under exceptional circumstances however, the Athlete may request a review of the outcome of the match by notifying the organizer within forty eight (48) hours upon conclusion of the match.
- A request for review must be submitted formally by the Athlete personally. An acceptance to review does not indicate the outcome will be changed.
- The request shall contain information regarding which match it concerns, what the request is in regards to, reasons for the review, how one finds that the match should be judged as well as complete contact information, and where possible, clear visuals & recordings of the incident/circumstances to be reviewed.
- The Athlete who was knocked out as a result of a blow to the head, or whose match was stopped by the referee because of several tough blows to the head, shall immediately be examined by the physician.
- The physician is required to make an assessment on whether or not the Athlete needs further examination in a hospital and/or a brain scan.
- The physician shall document, when applicable, knockouts and the exams that followed in hospital or elsewhere, periods of suspension and the like.
- During the suspension period, the Athlete is strongly discouraged from competing in any full contact sport until the suspension is lifted or the Athlete has successfully completed the suspension period. The failure to observe the suspension period can expose the Athlete to an extension of the suspension period, fines and even being barred from MIMMA event(s).
- An Athlete who was knocked out as a result of a blow to the head, or whose match was stopped by the judge because of several tough blows to the head which made the Athlete defenceless and unable to continue, shall be suspended from competition and sparring matches. Suspension periods starting from the day of the latest match. Listed suspension periods are minimum periods and can be extended at the physician’s discretion.
- In the event that a match was not stopped the physician still has the right to decide on a suspension if he/she deems it necessary due to the Athlete having received many tough blows to the head.