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‘I HAVE A FIGHT But NO CUTMAN’

CUTMAN 101 (From www.cutman4hire.com)

I’ve heard this time and time again…but it’s okay don’t panic. I’m glad to see that young fighters are beginning to
recognize the importance of having a good corner and most important a good Cutman in their corner. I’m glad that
Cutmen like myself, Stitch, and Juanito Ibarra are out there educating fighters on the importance of having a good
Cutman on their team. It would be impossible for Stitch or myself to be in every corner of every fight that’s why it’s
important for you to get someone on your fight team to take on the Cutman duties. Once you have identified that
person have that person start getting educated on this Profession. I have learned a lot of what I know from watching
other cutmen work corners, reading their articles, hearing what they have to say when they are interviewed…etc.
So the fight is a couple of days from now and you need a crash course/ Cutman for Dummies…type thing…lol. Well
here we go. Let me give you a checklist of what your “Cutman” will need to take care of you...the FIGHTER:
Must have at Ring/Cage Side

· Have a Game Plan (Discuss who is going to do what during the fight and in between rounds) Your fighter needs to
be sure of his corner! Dont give him another thing to worry about.
· Towels (To Wipe Blood off your Fighter's face…clean him up, don’t let him appear worse then he really is to the
doctor or judges)
· Bucket (Keep you ZIPLOCK BAGS WITH ICE, water bottle, Vaseline etc.
· Vaseline (Apply at cage side, and in between rounds, if he is bleeding apply some on the wound after the
pressure and ice)
· Ice (In Zip Lock Bag) (To be used for the swelling, bleeding)
· Latex Gloves (Protects the Cutman and fighter….safety first)
· Wound Gauze (Nice to use on the bleeding wound)
· Endswell (make sure you keep it in Ice) Helps reduce swelling
· Adrenaline 1:1000 (If you don’t got it don’t worry, pressure on the wound and Ice helps stop the bleeding also)
· Water Bottle (Keep your fighter Hydrated)
· Ice Bag (Reusable)
· Nail Clippers (Just in case nails are too long)
· Extra Mouth Piece (Fighters forget sometimes) can be a cheap one


If you are WRAPPING your FIGHTERS HANDS

· At Least 3 Rolls of Hand Wrapping Gauze (Approximately one roll will be used per hand. The 3rd roll can be
used to make the knuckle padding for each hand.) If you don’t have time to order it look for it at your local
Boxing/MMA Gym or Fight Pro Shop, Sports Authority Etc.
· 1 roll of Athletic tape should be good enough for both hands. Tape must be 1 to 1.5 inches wide. The Athletic
Commission doesn’t allow 2-inch tape. (If you are in a hurry and need tape now…hit up Sports Authority, Big 5 or
your local drug store. Always bring extra supplies!
· Trainers Scissors, these should have a rounded tip (Don’t use regular scissors, you will hurt your fighter)

· DON’T KNOW HOW TO WRAP HANDS OR NEED A REFRESHER NOW…Hit up YOUTUBE; I’ve seen some
decent hand wrapping demonstrations there.

But if you can afford a Professional Cutman…. hire one. It is the best investment your fighter can make.
Have one of his sponsors pay for the Cutman explain our role. WE ARE WORTH EVERY PENNY TREAT US
RIGHT. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL CUTMAN! ---Cutman4hire, for more info check out www.cutman4hire.com
1/31/10 2:24 PM
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TTT for bringing more professionalism to the profession of fighting
2/1/10 9:54 AM
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 cool....TTT for reference
2/1/10 9:58 AM
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good basics. Im experimentin with that plaster stuff like Maragarito....tried paper mashe that shit dont work, tried plaster paris that shit gets HOT!!!!
2/1/10 11:47 AM
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 A tip my boxing coach does when he works my corner. He applies the endswell BEFORE the fight starts around the eyes, cheeks, and hairline.  He told me it was so that if a cut occured i would be less likely to bleed out.

Sure enough in my last fight I got hit with a hard shin to the eye and during the fight not a single drop of blood came out.  I won the fight and the cut was not an issue. However, about 30 minutes later, once the endswell had worn out the cut started dripping blood everywhere.
2/1/10 11:56 AM
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Brian McLaughlin -  A tip my boxing coach does when he works my corner. He applies the endswell BEFORE the fight starts around the eyes, cheeks, and hairline.  He told me it was so that if a cut occured i would be less likely to bleed out.

Sure enough in my last fight I got hit with a hard shin to the eye and during the fight not a single drop of blood came out.  I won the fight and the cut was not an issue. However, about 30 minutes later, once the endswell had worn out the cut started dripping blood everywhere.


That's a cool tip.
2/1/10 2:25 PM
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Also, I don't want to sound like an asshole or anything, but I've seen this a lot and don't want anyone to get hurt or taken advantage of by promoters. If you don't train in a real gym and/or train often enough that you'll have experienced coaches willing to come with you to your fights, and if none of your "coaches" in your gym have enough experience to even know how to tape hands...you might not be ready for MMA just yet.
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Brian McLaughlin -  A tip my boxing coach does when he works my corner. He applies the endswell BEFORE the fight starts around the eyes, cheeks, and hairline.  He told me it was so that if a cut occured i would be less likely to bleed out.

Sure enough in my last fight I got hit with a hard shin to the eye and during the fight not a single drop of blood came out.  I won the fight and the cut was not an issue. However, about 30 minutes later, once the endswell had worn out the cut started dripping blood everywhere.


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2/1/10 3:40 PM
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Q-tips?
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Brian McL - also voted up!

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I would like to learn more. Is there a good resource for dealing with cuts, head trauma etc. I cornered on Saturday night and my fighter got a mild concussion. Thankfully the event/casino had EMT's on staff. I always check to make sure there is at least a paramedic in the room.
2/1/10 4:44 PM
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I once had an awesome conversation with Stitch during downtime between WEC fights. Told me that back in the old days cut men would sometimes use cocaine to close cuts because it would literally seal them shut....crazy stuff.....old-time cutmen would use all kinds of crazy stuff like ferric chloride, and there were many ways to pack a split nose with cotton.

That's why you see the Commission guy in a blazer lingering in the corner watching to make sure no funny stuff happens.

A great cutman is like a snowplow. Very useful when you have an emergency and need it.
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 Great 1st post... In fact maybe the best 1st post eva.. VTFU
2/1/10 4:48 PM
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