OAR 230-080-0460
Conduct of Seconds and Between Round Care

(1) Conduct of Seconds: The conduct and activities of seconds shall comply with instructions and standards of the Commission:
(a) A licensed manager of an unarmed combat sports competitor may act as a second to an unarmed combat sports competitor without obtaining a license as a second;
(b) All materials utilized by a second, applied to or into the body of a competitor between rounds shall be approved in advance by the Commission. A non-approved substance shall not be applied to or allowed into the body of a competitor between rounds;
(c) Only assigned medical personnel, or a person licensed as a second for a professional unarmed combat sports competitor may apply medications to cuts as approved within these rules;
(d) If, during a round, a second decides to stop a competition by corner submission, the second shall do so by stepping onto the apron of the ring. A second shall not throw a towel or any other object into the ring. If there is no apron, a second should notify the inspector assigned to the corner to ring the bell, sound the horn or gain the attention of the referee to stop the bout;
(e) A second shall not excessively coach an unarmed combat sports competitor during a round, interfere with or otherwise disrupt a bout;
(f) A second shall not coach their competitor during a medical or administrative stop to a bout;
(g) No excessive or undue spraying or throwing of water on any competitor between rounds is permitted. Before leaving the ring, seconds must wipe all spilled water from the floor;
(h) During the progress of any round, seconds shall remain seated and shall not engage in disruptive behavior, including but not limited to clapping, grabbing the ropes or fence or using foul language;
(i) No second shall enter the ring between rounds and assist a competitor back to the corner unless the bout has been terminated by the referee;
(j) No unarmed combat sports competitor may have more than three (3) seconds except in a special event in which an authorized representative of the superintendent authorizes four seconds;
(k) Seconds shall leave the ring enclosure at the sound of the timekeeper’s signal, or at the instruction of the referee;
(l) Seconds shall remove all obstructions, including stools, buckets, and all equipment, promptly at the signal for the beginning of each round. None of these articles shall be placed on the ring floor until the bell or air horn has sounded the end of a round;
(m) One (1) second is allowed in the ring between rounds and only two (2) seconds are allowed on the apron;
(n) Hand held fans may be used by a second between rounds, but waving or swinging of towels is prohibited.
(2) Between Round Care: The following are the only substances and materials allowed to be taken into a ring by a second during a bout. All substances and materials must be inspected and approved by assigned inspectors:
(a) Bucket;
(b) Ice (must not be loose);
(c) Water;
(d) Cotton swabs;
(e) Gauze pads;
(f) Clean sponge;
(g) Clean towels;
(h) Adrenalin 1:1000, Avitene or Thrombin; (coagulants shall not be used in amateur unarmed combat sports);
(i) Petroleum Jelly;
(j) Medical Diachylon tape;
(k) Enswell;
(l) Bandage scissors.

Source: Rule 230-080-0460 — Conduct of Seconds and Between Round Care, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=230-080-0460.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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