Host of Dangers Associated With Rapid Weight Cuts in MMA Highlighted

An informative paper was recently published canvassing peer reviewed research in MMA covering a host of topics from weight cutting, to performance metrics to injury data and more. The paper, titled Exploratory Systematic Review of Mixed Martial Arts: An Overview of Performance of Importance Factors with over 20,000 Athletes, covers much of what is known … More Host of Dangers Associated With Rapid Weight Cuts in MMA Highlighted

Ringside Doctor Calls For Standardized Post Concussion Protocols in Boxing

Adding to this site’s data base of combat sports safety studies, a recent article was published in the latest edition of the Journal of Combat Sports Medicine calling for the industry to standardize post concussion protocols in boxing. Written by Dr. Nitin Sethi, neurologist and chief physician with the New York State Athletic Commission, the physician … More Ringside Doctor Calls For Standardized Post Concussion Protocols in Boxing

Study – Three Concussions For Kids Leads To “Considerable” Risk For Further Problems

Adding to this site’s data base of combat sports safety studies, a recent study was published in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine finding that kids who suffer 3 or more concussions in sports are at “significantly greater risk” of developing persistent problems with further concussion. In the study, titled Association of Concussion History and … More Study – Three Concussions For Kids Leads To “Considerable” Risk For Further Problems

Study Publishes In Depth Discussion of Combat Sports Strangulation Safety

There is a growing dataset addressing the risks and relative safety of strangulation techniques in combat sports. In short data addressing the practices of strangling an opponent or training partners repeatedly shows relative safety however also some known risk of acute and potentially serious injury. An noteworthy study (Approach considerations for the management of strangulation … More Study Publishes In Depth Discussion of Combat Sports Strangulation Safety

Study Finds More Educated Fighters Getting Less CTE

CTE has no cure. The disease is linked to repeated head trauma. Athletes can improve their chances of not getting the disease by making choices to be exposed to fewer impacts over the course of their career. A recent study was published showing that fighters with more education are doing exactly that leading to less … More Study Finds More Educated Fighters Getting Less CTE

Overlap of Concussion and Weight Cut Symptoms Studied in Combat Sports

Adding to this site’s database of combat sports safety studies, a recent paper was published in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine addressing the intersection of two of the biggest health hazards in combat sports, harm from Rapid Extreme Weight Cutting and Concussions. In the research, titled A Survey of Combat Athletes’ Rapid Weight Loss Practices … More Overlap of Concussion and Weight Cut Symptoms Studied in Combat Sports

Study Review Finds Lack of Brain Injury Risk Knowledge by Many MMA Participants

Adding to this site’s database of combat sports safety studies, a recent paper was published in the journal of The Physician and Sports Medicine reviewing studies documenting concussions and traumatic brain injuries in mixed martial arts. In the paper, titled Examining the occurrence and outcomes of concussion and mTBI in mixed martial arts athletes: A systematic … More Study Review Finds Lack of Brain Injury Risk Knowledge by Many MMA Participants

Study Looks At Boxer and MMA Fighter Brain Health By Weight Class

Adding to this site’s database of combat sports safety studies, a recent study was published in the Journal Neurology looking at the relationship between fighter brain health and weight class. In the recent study, titled Effect of Professional Fighters’ Weight Class on Regional Brain Volume, Cognition, and Other Neuropsychiatric Outcomes, the authors looked at data from … More Study Looks At Boxer and MMA Fighter Brain Health By Weight Class

Study Finds Earlier Exposure To Fighting Linked To Worse Long Term Brain Health

In the latest data to come from the Professional Fighters Brain Health Study (PFBHS) findings were recently published in the Journal Neurology noting that there were “significant correlations” between adverse brain health based on how young fighters were when they began competing. In the recent study titled Earlier Age of First Exposure to Competitive Fighting … More Study Finds Earlier Exposure To Fighting Linked To Worse Long Term Brain Health