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What happens if a fighter suffers a medical emergency during a fight?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by WhuffieCollector, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. WhuffieCollector Purple Belt

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    If a fighter suffers a medical emergency such as a heart attack during a fight, does the opponent get the W or is it a no contest?

    For example, a minute into a fight with little action so far, Fighter A drops to the mat clutching his chest in obvious medical distress.

    Obviously the fight would be stopped and the ringside doctors would attend to the fighter and get him to a hospital, etc.

    My (admittedly weird) question is, does that mean Fighter B wins the fight?


    Edit: For the record, I hope this never happens and if it does I hope the fighter fully recovers...just in case anyone thinks I'm some sort of twisted psycho LOL.
     
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  2. accolyte1022 LONER Belt

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  3. MXZT Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    Wish that never happens, but like what you said it's probably a no contest.
     
  4. AmericanMMA Brown Belt

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    If he dies, he dies.
     
  5. elwani Instigate, dominate, annihilate

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    Like Silva vs Côté? That was ruled a TKO.
     
  6. ignorant MMA fan Creator of shit thread

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    Bob Sapp's MMA record indicates it goes as a W for fighter B.
     
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    Ken Shamrock felt like he was having a heart attack in a fight during 2002 and had to throw in the towel. Though, he was only having severe heart palpitations.
     
  8. rosco544 Orange Belt

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    Why wouldn't it be a TKO? Like say it happened in the third round to a fighter after he lost two 10-8 rounds? We would call that a TKO.
     
  9. Danis_champ Brown Belt

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    It's a clear TKO. No contest is only for accidental stuff.
     
  10. Overeem Blue Belt

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    Pretty sure someone suffered a heart attack during a fight in a smaller show and received a loss. Can't remember the name though
     
  11. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    That's a TKO for the opponent.
     
  12. Danis_champ Brown Belt

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    because sherdogger's clearly does not know anything about rules.
     
  13. kingmob6 Brown Belt

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    What if you have to take an emergency shitter? Do they give you 5-10min like when you get hit in the balls or give you an L?
     
  14. Danis_champ Brown Belt

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    new rules are that if you crap yourself the bout is declared as a win for opponent
     
  15. Swoliosis Red Belt

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    TKO (Heart Attack)
     
  16. Typrune Goatley Red Belt

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    Crazy ass fight! Super jacked Shammy shows off new Muay Thai and lands devastating strikes but Iron Head won't go down. Shammy starts to gas and has heart problems.

    [​IMG]

    Shammy: Petey! My heart! Throw the towel!

    Iron Head: WTF???? Is that all you got????
     
  17. Local Plata Hitchslap Belt

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    If it's mid-round, probably a loss for the fighter. In between rounds, maybe an NC.
     
  18. ClosetVitorFan Gold Belt

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    It wasnt a heart attack tho, probably jacked on drugs and thought he was tho. Also didnt dada 5000 have a stroke vs kimbo?
     
  19. [email protected]&WW Gold Belt

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    its a loss.



    long distance dim mak is no joke
     
  20. Typrune Goatley Red Belt

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    Most likely. Probably just pure exhaustion and knew Fujita was about to take over and stomp his ass.

    I actually don't know what happened to Dada
     

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