Can someone explain why some MMA fighters struggle to pay for their medical bills?

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  1. FullRoundAldo

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    I mean, let's say the UFC doesn't take care of them because they aren't that big of a name or have been out of the game for a while, surely as a professional MMA fighter you have health insurance? If you don't, you're basically an owner operator trucker without automobile insurance. Surely, any fairly decent or even average insurance covers medical procedures for fighters? Why do we constantly hear about fighters raising money for procedures?
     
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    you are aware the UFC insures all of their fighters right
     
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    Because America is a backwards nation without free healthcare.
     
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    Donald Trump will only exarcebate this situation when he turns calling the doctor into a premium phone number that will charge you 10 dollars a minute.
     
  6. Gil Thorp

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    It's basically glorified worker's comp insurance. It only covers fighting related injuries.
     

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