MMA Has anything like this ever happned in MMA

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  1. Wckd2

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=3492875


    I can't think of one incident like this and this isn't the first time its happened in boxing. But the media still pegs MMA as a barbaric sport.
     
  2. MyLittleAirport

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    MMA is still a young sport compared to boxing but who knows, we'll see in 20-30 years if not sooner or if ever :dunno:
     
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    Well obviously we don't know the lasting effects but I don't recall anyone collapsing in the cage/ring with a brain injury or dying a few days after a fight.
     
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    Actually, I believe there was that one guy who did die after a MMA fight, it wasn't in any of the big name orgs. here's the link:

    http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/update-sam-vasquez-dead-at-35-10203
     
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    But yeah 1 compared to Boxing's how many? :dunno:
     
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    Not too common in boxing either when you look at the participant numbers. I think MMA has way less chance of such injurys there are nowhere near the number of head strikes compared to boxing.
     
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    true, but way more shins and knees to the head. i have no idea how all those compare when it comes to potential internal damage though
     
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    MMA guys don't take nearly as many power shots to the head
     
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    I watched that fight last night :noes:
     
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    The fight as on last night while were playing cards. Yikes I missed this part.
     
  11. :dunno:
     
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    I also think the general length of an MMA bout has something to do with it.

    You saw the most boxing deaths pre-1985 (I believe) when there was no limit on the rounds. Ray Mancini, killed a guy, Duk Koo Kim, in a 15 round bout in 1984, for instance. It wasn't instantaneous but it was five days later as a result of the fight. That's getting hit in the head for 45 minute basically.
     
  13. Yeah they shortened title fights to 12 rounds because they found that most of the serious injuries were happening in the last 3 rounds.
     
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    Most boxing fights are 5x3min rds with the bigger fights go 8-10-12 depending on the organisation. So the times are fairly similar.
     
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    it cant happen in mma because of the way the rules are structured. The way boxing is its made to create brain damage. Most fights in mma are done by ref stoppage and theres a lot of grappeling involved.

    In boxing they make you stand and trade and if you fall you have time to recover and then you beat the crap out of each other again. In mma your out and done after the first time. What makes boxers have a lot of brain damage is getting the crap beat out of them and then they get up
     
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    no standing 8 count
     
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    When I read the first line I thought it was Nick Diaz, and I thought it was drug related :rofl:
     

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