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Question. How would the law/mma handle a death in the cage from a strike or submission?

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  1. colorado

    colorado Blue Belt

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    1- counting that the fighter followed the rules and just hit extremely hard.
     
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    They agree to a fight with all possible consequences in mind - so the organization isn't responsible in any way, neither is his opponent.
    Nothing would happen except a lot of media coverage.
     
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  3. kflo

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    And many have already died from prize fighting.
     
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    Zebra Cheeks Don’t look into the eye of the storm Platinum Member

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    The nature of the acitivity in itself is inherently dangerous. That’s like jumping off a cliff and getting mad when you break a limb. Legally there’s very little wiggle room. Even still, I’m sure the UFC makes fighters sign all kinds of waivers to give away their rights to pursue damages in the event they are harmed or hurt significantly.
     
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    lsa Maître d' at The Pussy Lounge

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    the same way its handle in boxing?
     
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    mb23100 Gold Belt

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    "This is the safest sport there is. There still hasn't been a serious injury inside the Octagon. Death isn't an injury you fucking goof."


    Dana bless
     
  7. Joshuaace

    Joshuaace Geezer Belt

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    There have been prosecutions in other sports , notably hockey, when serious injuries are inflicted OUTSIDE of the rules.
     
  8. Only Here for Attachments

    Only Here for Attachments Stipe Justice Warrior

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    It would become a mixture of NCAA wrestling, tournament jiu-jitsu, and point karate. Everyone would be wearing headgear as well. No strikes to a grounded opponent, only open-hand punches, etc.
     
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    They would go to prison for life and be forced to break big rocks into small rocks, just like all the people who've killed someone in a boxing match. Fucking dumbass question.
     
  10. jonathan274

    jonathan274 Firefly Belt

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    Recent and past events in boxing have all the answers you need. I believe it has already happened once or twice in mma as well.
     
  11. bigconan

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    If a fighter dies, in a sport contest, that's sad..but it's a part of life...many boxers have died...you want the other boxer to be prosecuted? haha....retarded question. anything can happen in boxing...all boxers and fighters know, death can happen..it's a risk they take...
     
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    hockey isn't supposed to be about fighting...if 2 guys get in a regular fight and a guy dies...nothing the law can do...but if a guy smacks the other guy over the head with his stick...that's quite different...or uses his stick as a weapon.
     
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    bigconan Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    you could have 5 deaths in the octagon in the next 5 events..and no rules will be changed...better physical exams before and after, is all they'd do...think how many people have died in auto racing...tons...boxing, tons...you don't change the sport over it.
     
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    Only Here for Attachments Stipe Justice Warrior

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    Dana would change the sport because he's a MSM shill now
     
  15. Joshuaace

    Joshuaace Geezer Belt

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    And if a fighter blatantly violates the rules in MMA and causes serious injury or death, it would be prosecuted as well.

    Intentional strikes to the spine. Blatant illegal elbows. Holding on to a choke long after the ref stops it. There are multiple scenarios that could result in criminal charges being pursued.

    In TS' scenario, the strike/sub would be a legal one; and in that situation no charges should be filed.
     
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    Joshuaace Geezer Belt

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    The rules in auto racing and boxing have both evolved considerably with participant and spectator safety in mind. Retaining fences, safer barriers, restrictor plates, and HANS devices haven't always been a part of auto racing.

    3 knock down rules, glove specifications, and sanctioning bodies haven't always been a part of boxing.

    Make no mistake, if there were a rash of serious injuries or deaths from a particular technique in mma, that technique would be outlawed.
     

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