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Subdivision 1.Applicability.

The definitions in this section apply to this chapter.

Subd. 2.Boxing.

"Boxing" means the act of attack and defense with the fists, using padded gloves, that is practiced as a sport under the rules of the Association of Boxing Commissions, or equivalent. Where applicable, boxing includes tough person contests.

Subd. 2a.Combatant.

"Combatant" means an individual who employs the act of attack and defense as a boxer, tough person, or mixed martial artist while engaged in a combative sport.

Subd. 2b.Combative sport.

"Combative sport" means a sport that employs the act of attack and defense with the fists, with or without using padded gloves, or feet that is practiced as a sport under the rules of the Association of Boxing Commissions, unified rules for mixed martial arts, or their equivalent. Combative sports include professional boxing and professional and amateur tough person and professional and amateur mixed martial arts contests.

Subd. 3.Commission.

"Commission" means the Combative Sports Commission.

Subd. 4.Combative sports contest.

"Combative sports contest" means a professional boxing, a professional or amateur tough person, or a professional or amateur mixed martial art bout, competition, match, or exhibition.

Subd. 4a.Director.

"Director" means the executive director of the commission.

Subd. 4b.HBV.

"HBV" means the hepatitis B virus with the e-antigen present in the most recent blood test.

Subd. 4c.HCV.

"HCV" means the hepatitis C virus.

Subd. 4d.HIV.

"HIV" means the human immunodeficiency virus.

Subd. 4e.Individual.

"Individual" means a living human being.

Subd. 4f.Mixed martial arts contest.

"Mixed martial arts contest" means a contest between two or more individuals consisting of any combination of full contact martial art including, but not limited to, Muay Thai and karate, kickboxing, wrestling, grappling, or other recognized martial art.

Subd. 4g.Person.

"Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, organization, or other business entity organized and existing under law, its officers and directors, or a person holding 25 percent or more of the ownership of a corporation that is authorized to do business under the laws of this state.

Subd. 5.Professional.

"Professional" means any person who competes for any money prize or a prize that exceeds the value of $50 or teaches, pursues, or assists in the practice of a combative sport as a means of obtaining a livelihood or pecuniary gain.

Subd. 6.

[Repealed by amendment, 2008 c 300 s 20]

Subd. 7.Tough person contest.

"Tough person contest," including contests marketed as tough man or tough woman contests, means a contest of two-minute rounds consisting of not more than four rounds between two or more individuals who use their hands, or their feet, or both in any manner. Tough person contest does not include kickboxing or any recognized martial arts contest.

Subd. 8.

[Repealed by amendment, 2008 c 300 s 20]