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Old 08-23-2010, 12:27 PM   #1
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Brain Damage in MMA (List of fighters that will probably have it)

Critics always mention that Boxing is more dangerous and more damaging to the brain than MMA is. While I agree, keep in mind MMA is still quite a young sport. The oldest practicioners are in their mid to late 40's, therefore it's not a position to make such comparisons yet. I think there's a few current MMA fighters that will end up with some serious brain damage as they get older. I can easily picture Wanderlei or Big Nog talking like Joe Frazier with a Portuguese accent.

It sucks that these combat athletes go through such damage but it's one of the sacrifices they make for doing what they do. Still overall, I think boxers will end up with greater brain issues since they take alot of more blows to the head therefore accumulating far more damage to the noggin. Don't get me wrong MMA fighters do get their brains rattled as well but they also get choked out, kicked, armbarred, leglocked so the damage they take is a little more diverse LOL.

Besides Wanderlei and Big Nog, I can also see Liddell, Jardine, AA, Mir (He's definitely been getting his brains rattled lately), Leben (If he continues to block punches with this face so proudly, he's probably not gonna like it down the future).

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Old 08-23-2010, 12:29 PM   #2
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Depends where you get hit and how often when you are already unconscious...

Boxers are told to get up and they have 10 seconds to regain their focus, when clearly they are out of it. So they keep fighting while their brains are over-whelmed with excruciating pain and swelling. With MMA, when the guy is out or is not intelligently defending himself, the fight is stopped.

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Old 08-23-2010, 12:32 PM   #6
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Hunt, fujita.

Just because you have a good chin, doesn't mean your brain isnt exploding after every punch

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Hunt, fujita.

Just because you have a good chin, doesn't mean your brain isnt exploding after every punch
Actually, that's pretty much exactly what it means. Those two are just about the worst examples you could mention.

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