A fighter’s view: the risks of head trauma in combat sports

Tweet With the help of some modern day superstars, mixed martial arts are steadily working their way out from the underground and into the mainstream. With viewing figures of MMA, and the UFC specifically, having gone through the roof in the UK in the past year. Despite this, though, there is a worry that fighting for sport is too dangerous, with studies showing that, for the athletes competing, head injuries are almost inescapable. A recent study by researchers at the University of Toronto even showed that MMA fighters suffer head injuries in one third of bouts. As…

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