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Ndidi Massay, Interim Chair

New York State Athletic Commission
123 William Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038

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The New York State Athletic Commission is authorized to regulate combative sports matches and exhibitions within the State of New York, as well as professional wrestling exhibitions, pursuant to Article 41 of the New York State General Business Law. Comprised of five members appointed by the Governor, as well as a physician, a Medical Advisory Board, and staff, SAC administers licenses, enforces rules and regulations, and ensures that medical and safety standards are being met. It provides training seminars for referees, judges, and inspectors, oversees hundreds of events annually across the State, and is committed to promoting and maintaining the health, safety and integrity of its regulated athletic activities.

Mission

The New York State Athletic Commission is mandated pursuant to Article 41 of the General Business Law of the State of New York, together with the implementing regulations set forth in 19 NYCRR ยงยง 206-214, to accomplish the following activities with respect to professional boxing, professional mixed martial arts, and other combative sports matches and exhibitions, as well as professional wrestling exhibitions:

  • Review, grant and administer all licenses involved with the Commission's activities, and administratively enforce the laws, rules and regulations pertaining to combative sports and professional wrestling in the State of New York.
  • Evaluate and enhance the role and work of the Commission by periodically reviewing its rules and activities and recommending changes to law and rule from time to time as deemed necessary and appropriate for the improved regulation and betterment of the sports and activities within the jurisdiction of the Commission.
  • Establish and maintain standards, procedures and protocols in consultation with the Medical Advisory Board demonstrating the Commission's commitment to health and safety within the sports and activities it oversees.
  • Promote integrity, fairness and honest competition in boxing, mixed martial arts and other combative sports, and advance combative sports and professional wrestling through regulation with innovative ideas to ensure that New York State continues to host many great sporting events in accordance with the public policy goals of the State of New York.