All contact sports come with concussion risks. However, as I have previously highlighted, combat sports do not come with a disproportionate risk of injury or concussion when compared to other contact sports. Adding to the scientific data behind this, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine has recently published an article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine finding “the majority … More More on Sport Concussion Risks – Which Sports Come With the Greatest Incidence of Concussion?
Today Dana White, the president of the UFC, is reported as stating that MMA “is the safest sport in the world”. Unsurprisingly a lot of negative feedback came from this easily refutable statement. While this comment should be criticized as being factually incorrect, what should not be lost in the debate is the fact that … More MMA Not The “Safest Sport in the World” But Safer Than Many Critics Think
Last month I discussed concussions in contact sports and highlighted some Canadian legislative efforts addressing this issue including Federal Bill C319. I addressed the Bill’s slow progress speculating that it may not become law. This week the Bill’s author, Member of Parliament Bill Thibeault, was kind enough to contact me giving me insight into the … More Bill C319 Not Likely To Become Law Any Time Soon