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Colorado Office of Combative Sports and Colorado Combative Sports Commission
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The Colorado Office of Combative Sports and Colorado Combative Sports Commission (Office) is responsible for all rules to regulate the conduct, promotion and performance of boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts in the state. The Office licenses participants, seconds, officials, and promoters. Licensure is mandatory in Colorado.

The Office's purpose is to protect the safety of participants and promote the public trust and confidence in the conduct of professional boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts by regulating four professions that relate to the operation of live professional events, performances, and contests held in Colorado.The Office's activities include licensing, bout approvals, determination of discipline, and enforcement of discipline for those who violate the Colorado Statutes and the Office of Boxing Rules.

The seven-member Commission is comprised of three members appointed by the Governor, one member appointed by the Senate President, and one member appointed by the Speaker of the House. In addition, there are two non-voting members who are licensed physicians and serve as advisors to the commission and the office.

Program Information

Program/Board Members

Tony Cummins, Program Director

Colorado Office of Combative Sports and Colorado Combative Sports Commission
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-894-7800  |  Fax: 303-894-0259  |  Email: dora_combativesports@state.co.us

 

Board Members:

  • Raymond A. Garcia Jr., Commission Chair

  • Ryan L. Frazier, Vice-commission Chair 

  • Amber Valdez, Member

  • L. Roger Hutson, Member

  • Brent Demmitt, Member

  • Alexios-Clark Constantinides (Non-Voting)

  • Rodney Muhammad, DO (Non-Voting)

Public Notices

REQUEST FOR STAKEHOLDER COMMENTS

Colorado Office of Combative Sports and Colorado Combative Sports Commission

Request for Written Stakeholder Comments on:
The proposed revisions to Rules 1.6, 1.11, 1.12, 1.13, 1.16, and 1.17 to provide clarity regarding: prohibited substances; payments to participants; amounts and coverage of posted surety bonds; time limits for each round in elimination fights, aligning with national and international level competitions; and establishing a minimum number of judges required for each bout.

What is this about?
The Colorado Office of Combative Sports and Colorado Combative Sports Commission is proposing several revisions to the rules where clarity is needed to protect the safety of participants and promote public trust and confidence in the conduct of professional boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts. The purpose of this request is: 1) inform stakeholders of the proposed rule revisions, and 2) allow stakeholders the opportunity to provide feedback. 

How do I submit my comments and what is the deadline?
Please submit your written comments to dora_dpo_rulemaking@state.co.us by Monday, March 28, 2022. 

 

Permanent Rulemaking Meeting - October 12, 2021

The Colorado Office of Combative Sports and Colorado Combative Sports Commission held a Permanent Rulemaking Hearing on October 12, 2021, that allowed stakeholders a final opportunity to provide feedback before the Commissioners considered adopting revisions to the Rule 1.4(K), to implement Colorado Senate Bill 21-077 (Concerning the elimination of verification of an individual's lawful presence in the United States as a requirement for individual credentialing).

 

Stakeholding Meeting - April 13, 2021

The Colorado Office of Combative Sports and Colorado Combative Sports Commission will hold a VIRTUAL Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to provide feedback before the Commission considers adopting changes throughout the Colorado Office of Combative Sports and Colorado Combative Sports Commission’s rules pursuant to the mandatory rule review required by section 24-4-103.3, C.R.S. The purpose of this rule review is to assess the continuing need, appropriateness, and cost-effectiveness of the rules to determine if they should be continued in their current form, modified, or repealed.

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