We have had many enquiries recently regarding the amount of tape used to wrap fighters hands. The current taping guidelines for MMA for the Province of BC were adopted from the New Jersey State Athletic Unified Rules of Conduct and are as follows:
13:46-24A.5 Specifications for bandages on mixed martial artist’s hands
In all weight classes, the bandages on each contestant’s hand shall be restricted to soft gauze cloth not more than 13 yards in length and two inches in width, held in place by not more than 10 feet of surgeon’s tape, one inch in width, for each hand.
Are other commissions using this guideline? If so, how is the rule enforced?
Thank you in advance for the responses!
Office of the BC Athletic Commissioner