The USMTA Professional Muay Thai fighters
“Bill of Rights”
1. You have the right to be treated in a professional manner and to be fully informed about all aspects of your sport.
2. You have the right to have all terms of any contract with a promoter or manager in writing.
3. You have the right to have all contracts read and explained to you, either by the USMTA representative or anyone of your choosing (including an attorney). However, the cost of the attorney will be at your own expense.
4. Before any bout you have a right to know your opponents name, their record, the weight class of the bout, and the amount of your purse.
5. You have a right to keep a copy of any of your contracts.
6. You have a right to directly receive any and all payments from a bout as set forth in your bout agreement.
7. You have the right to know If you have any deductions taken from your purse you have the right to ask for a written accounting of what these deductions were, and why they were deducted from your purse.
8. You have a right to have a doctor and or emergency medical personnel at ringside at all times or an ambulance or other form of recognized emergency transportation present at the location at all times.
9. You have a right to have medical insurance to cover any injuries resulting from a bout and to know the name of the insurance company and the amount of coverage that is being provided.
10. You have the right to hire individuals of your choice to serve as your mangers, trainers or seconds. You are not required to hire any individual in order to obtain a bout. However, you will have to put forth the names of the above mentioned. If any of the abovementioned at any time been suspended from an association event, you will have to make another choice more acceptable to the association.
11. You have a right to know why your ranking has changed and the reasons for this change. This may be in writing to the association requesting why your ranking has been changed. The association must respond to you, in writing, within (10) days.
12. You have a right to appeal any and all suspensions and to be informed on exactly why you were suspended and the length of your suspension. To check if you are on the USMTA National Suspension List just go onto the Internet at www.usmta.com , click onto the USMTA National Suspension List.
13. You have a right to contact you local Association Representative to report any violations, ask any questions or seek any advice.
14. As an active USMTA fighter you should have received a copy of this ‘Bill of Rights’. Please Note: There are the two bills that detail your rights and responsibilities as a professional USMTA competitor.