- AMATEUR IN SPORTS
- An athlete who has never participated in competition for money. An athlete
who is not paid for his/her performance. An athlete at the beginning learning
levels of his/her career.
- PROFESSIONAL IN SPORTS
- An athlete who is paid for his/her performance. Paid for their excellence
of experience, knowledge and ability of their given sport. An athlete who plays
- NEVER receives a Fight purse.
- Amateurs are not allowed to be paid a Fighters Purse or win Money in an
Amateur MMA Bout. If you have "EVER" been Paid a fighters
PURSE or won any Prize Money in ANY Striking Sport (EX: Kickboxing, MMA,
Boxing, MuayThai) you are now considered a PROFESSIONAL fighter FOREVER.
You are NOT ALLOWED to jump back and forth from Amateur to Professional and back
to Amateur. To read more on this
- ONLY Professional Fighters may receive a Paid Purse for their fight