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Curious about CTE risks in MMA? Allegations CTE Star Bennet Omalu may be a fraud/Incompetent

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  1. SandaKicker Green Belt

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    Scathing piece released by the Washington Post here;

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/sports/cte-bennet-omalu/

    It was written by Washington Post investigative Journalist Will Hobson who gained prominence in 2014 for writing an expose on slum landlords which won him the Pulitzer prize.

    On Mike Webster autopsy;

    "the paper Omalu published shows images that are not CTE and could have come from the brain of a healthy fifty year old man"

    On Omalu plagiarism;

    "I was a bit embarrassed - said Steve Dekosky co-worker he said he has no idea why Omalu continues to claim he named and discovered the disease"

    Here you can see Omalu on video claiming he named and discovered the brain disease;



    The absurdity of Omalu's boasts were pointed out by British Neuropathologist Willie Stewart who pointed out not only was CTE widely known in the medical research community prior to what Omalu depicts as his discovery in 2005, it had even made it into an episode of Star Trek in 1999 - 6 years before Omalu claims he discovered it.



    Then there is the issue of the Chris Benoit autopsy which Omalu has been accused of misrepresenting.

    The Benoit brain was described in these terms by the original Forensic Pathologist who autopsied him;

    "The brain is symmetrical with normal distributions of white and grey matter".

    http://www.autopsyfiles.org/reports/Celebs/benoit, chris_report.pdf

    Then when Omalu autopsies Benoit suddenly he has the level of dementia of an 80 or 90 year old man.

    "The issue is not what is depicted on the slides or whether Dr Maroon was shown such slides. The issue is whether the tissue on the slides is in fact Chris Benoit"

    http://muchnick.net/mcdevitt121610.pdf

    It is a fascinating article that I recommend checking out.
     
  2. Final Say So Icey Belt

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    This doesn’t change anything about the disease itself though. It’s still real and very serious.
     
  3. Nate banged my mom Banned Banned

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    in caves all over the world there are hieroglyphics of normal brains and brains with CTE. How could they know so many years ago
     
  4. superpunch Banned Banned

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    Middle aged guys that just had a few amateur fights you see at local boxing gyms often sound actually retarded. Like if you met them on the streets you'd think they were retarded.

    Most guys in the sport -- like more than not -- have some kind of mental deficits such as bad memory (they lose their keys often, don't remember what they are for dinner, etc.), unstable emotions, etc. They hide if it they can though. They just don't talk about it.
     
  5. TheToqueville Banned Banned

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    This. Talk to any ex NFLer, or fighter who's been KO'd multiple times.
     
  6. Dorkman Silver Belt

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    Yep. Until there's some sort of therapy developed that can help regenerate the damaged/lost brain tissues of those who are suffering the serious effects of it, it can't be ignored. Especially once fighters start talking about their memory problems, and bouts of depression.
     
  7. EYEKICKFACES Brown Belt

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    Way to just make shit up asshat.
     
  8. fzoid4454 Black Belt

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    What does an article attacking a guy for potentially claiming undue credit have to do with CTE risks in MMA?
     
  9. SandaKicker Green Belt

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    I don't doubt the link with dementia, slurred speech, motor skill impairments etc.

    When people start linking it to complicated behavioural actions such as murder I become skeptical.

    I'm also not convinced every boxer gets it, let alone people with about a dozen amateur fights. Boxing has been around for a hundred years. It's not just a sport made up of a few hotheads. No one would choose to become a boxer if they knew they were definitely going to develop symptoms. The first generation of boxers would have done it, then in the 60's everyone would have said "fuck me I don't want to end up like that" and chosen not to do it.
     
  10. WhuffieCollector Purple Belt

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    Time travel, duh!
     
  11. Final Say So Icey Belt

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    I don’t think it’s a stretch at all that a degenerative brain disease can have an effect on behavior. In fact it seems to be common sense.

    of course, no two humans, nor two brains, nor any cases of brain damage are the same and we simply don’t know enough
     
  12. GordoBarraBJJ Titanium Belt

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    So what exactly are you trying to say? CTE exists and is very visible in any full contact sport.
     
  13. 275others Purple Belt

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    What...
     
  14. swiftasthewind Banned Banned

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    its obvious
     
  15. jarj Orange Belt

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    It's true, you can find them in Wakanda.
     
  16. [email protected]&WW Gold Belt

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    this isnt really an article about cte. this is an article about a potnetially fraudulent scientist.
     
  17. DegenerateHypeTrain White Belt

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    Bruh im 25 i been losing my keys since i got my first car at 16. I frequently forget what i ate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Its not uncommon for anyone to forget those things. Keep grasping at straws though.
     
  18. Normot Brown Belt

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    You mean since you started smoking The Weed at 16?
     
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  20. SandaKicker Green Belt

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    Do you mean brain trauma or CTE?

    CTE is a specific type of neurodegeneratve disease that it is estimated to kick in after many years of contact sport exposure. In the vast majority of cases it becomes symptomatic in middle age.

    The effects of brain trauma I agree are obvious in the moment.
     

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