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Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by WaylonMercy5150, Feb 8, 2018.
At 1:05 his wifes eyes.....are those the real color or contacts? never seen that eye color.
anyways war Matt. In my younger days I was pursuing a career in MMA, but things change in life. Now knowing what I know about CTE, probably wouldnt make the same choice..I've been hit in the head a good few times and my memory is notoriously bad. Almost definitely related, but it is what it is.
False. He's talking about a concussion not CTE. Learn the difference.
i don't remember seeing him ever gettting starched but he ate a lot of strikes, took a lot of whoopings
tough as nails warrior though
Lol Matt bashed your favorite rapper so you decided to make a thread in retaliation?
How long did you train/spar for? I’m pursuing my own “career” but I’d like multiple opinions.
Yeah a lot of people think kos are the worst for you, but having an iron chin is definitely worse. There's no way guys like him, Hendo, Condit etc. weren't concussed multiple times in a single fight. Usually a shot hard enough to rock or drop someone is enough to cause a concussion.
Cerrone flatlined him
I can relate. I was going to come back for 1 more, but knowing what I do with CTE, I'm not bothering.
Concussions have nothing to do with getting knocked out. You can sustain millions of concussions and never be knocked out in your entire life.
In the NFL the guys that generally have it the worst are the centers because guys are hitting them in the head from every angle every play. The hits aren't overly hard but they're numerous and repetitious.
Sports that require you to take hits to the head will eventually give you CTE, if you stay with it long enough. It's just a fact of life. All these sports are going to have to put into their contracts legal jargon that keeps them safe from lawsuits from brain trauma sustained from their sport... Hell, it's probably already happening.
Probably 4 years sparring/taking hits. Also 2 really bad car/motorcycle wrecks that were pretty serious and concussive.
I still feel really sharp. I can process information just fine, learn just fine, all of that. But my medium-long term memory is nearly nonexistent. I forget everything from movies I REALLY enjoyed, in less than a month. Vacations I took a year ago, my memory of them for them most part is just fragments. Even if I had the most fun of my life.
Yeah, your're right. They are very unusual. I believe they're natural. I can always tell colored contacts. They make the pupils appear every so slightly askew.
what about against cerrone?
He should def. hang them up now. He is not going to be in the title picture.... to fight only because you love it... is like he said more easy if you are single. But he is a father.... he should just hang them up now and look for a different way to support his family...
He has had a lot of good scraps he could be proud of himself he really made it longer then i thought he would and probably most people thought. He improved a lot and beating Tim Means, Jordan Mein, Diego Sanchez, Erick Silva and Mike Swick that is really nice accomplishments. But he is not going to climb more he should try to accept it and do the smart thing he is not 25...
He also beat Wonderboy
Yes, this recent study/article I saw seems to back what youre saying: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...concussions-cause-cte/?utm_term=.1ccac41ec1a8
Wow in four years? I can attest to bad memory too, but that might just be the weed lol. Do you experience any other symptoms or just bad memory?
I forgot all about that... he has some really good wins. Wish he would do what seems to be so difficult for so many old fighters and just accept it and continue with life.... after a concussion like that it's just not smart to continue for love of the sport or for money if you have a family and 37 years... all those scraps that he has been in has for sure taken a toll on his brain.
The interesting thing with MMA fighters getting CTE and brain damage is that there is absolutely no way for the fighters to actually prove they received the trauma as a result of their fights or their training. And because fighters training centers have no affiliation with the UFC it's impossible to put the blame solely on the fight organization you fight for. The UFC can easily argue that fighters are getting brain damage from all the sparring they're doing in whatever gym it is they train out of.
I would actually argue fighters training is more likely to cause brain damage than the fights themselves since sparring is happening on a daily basis while fighters generally only have 30ish fights in their entire careers.