"Public Chapter No. 1149 of the Public Acts of 2008 enacts the "Tennessee Athletic Commission Act of 2008" creating the Tennessee Athletic Commission as a new independent entity of state government administratively attached to the Department of Commerce and Insurance. That statute extinguished the authority of the Commissioner of the Department of Commerce and Insurance to regulate professional boxing as of July 1, 2008. The new Tennessee Athletic Commission will be composed of nine (9) members appointed by the Governor, the Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House. **NOTE: The Commission has the authority to approve other sanctioning bodies and may do so in the future. We will update this page as others are approved. It is illegal to have an amateur event in Tennessee that is not sanctioned by one of these organizations.
- ★ Where can I find forms pertaining to the Athletic Commission?
- ★ How do I apply for a license from the Athletic Commission?
- Do I need a license or event permit to have an amateur boxing or MMA event?
- Are fingerprint reports required?
- Do I need to fill out all forms prior to the event?
- Do I need a license to fight in an amateur event?
- ★ What happens after I file a complaint?
- ★ How do I file a complaint to the Athletic Commission?
- ★ How do I verify if someone is licensed with the Athletic Commission?
- What can the State do if I have a legitimate grievance?
- How do I get information regarding complaints filed or disciplinary action taken against an athletic commission licensee?
- Can I file a complaint anonymously?