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The Florida Statutes

The 2007 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 548
PUGILISTIC EXHIBITIONS
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Section 548.008, Florida Statutes 2007

548.008  Prohibited competitions.--

(1)  No match involving amateurs which utilizes, but is not necessarily limited to, strikes or blows to the head may be held in this state unless it is sanctioned and supervised by an amateur sanctioning organization approved by the commission as required by this chapter.

(2)  No amateur mixed martial arts match may be held in this state.

(3)  No professional match may be held in this state unless it meets the requirements for holding the match as provided in this chapter and the rules adopted by the commission.

(4)(a)  Any person participating in a match prohibited under this section, knowing the match to be prohibited, commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

(b)  Any person holding, promoting, or sponsoring a match prohibited under this section commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

History.--ss. 4, 18, ch. 88-365; s. 135, ch. 91-224; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 118, ch. 99-251; s. 4, ch. 2002-172; s. 6, ch. 2004-69.

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