Max Holloway on Brain Health “Protect Your Chickens!”

Max Holloway sat down with Luke Thomas and had an in depth conversation about many interesting topics. One worth highlighting here are Max’s comments on brain health. I spend a lot of time talking about brain health, smart training, mileage and damage on this site. No fighter wants to listen to a lawyer about training. … More Max Holloway on Brain Health “Protect Your Chickens!”

Bellator Fighter Fined $5K For Post Fight F Bomb

As reported by MMAFighting Bellator’s Danny Sabatello has received a $5K fine by the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation following use of the F word in a post fight interview. Sabatello defeated opponent Leandro Higo and during the post fight interview was quoted as follows: “I was told if I swore in my post-fight … More Bellator Fighter Fined $5K For Post Fight F Bomb

Yeehaw! Let’s Talk Weird Texas MMA Rules!

This week Texas’ athletic commission is in the spotlight again after some bizarre stuff following UFC Austin. At the event Joaquin Buckley was declared winner after his opponent, Albert Duraev, was examined by a doctor right before the beginning of round three. Following examination the bout was called off. Texas declared the official result as … More Yeehaw! Let’s Talk Weird Texas MMA Rules!

Attempted “Mike Tyson Bite” Leads to 6 Month Suspension and $10,000 Fine

No bite in combat sports will ever be more infamous than Mike Tyson’s serial biting of Evander Holyfield in 1997. Adding to this site’s database of regulatory precedent, this week the New York State Athletic Commission handed out a 6 month suspension and $10,000 fine to a boxer who attempted a similar infraction. On June … More Attempted “Mike Tyson Bite” Leads to 6 Month Suspension and $10,000 Fine

Ringside Doctors Publish Consensus Statement on Fighter Brain Imaging

Combat Sports have no consistent standards of what brain imaging is needed from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. From national federations, to State and Tribal Commission to Provincial and even Municipal Commissions and in some cases to no commissions at all there is profound inconsistency in health and safety standards in combat sports. Hoping to improve this … More Ringside Doctors Publish Consensus Statement on Fighter Brain Imaging

One in 5,000 Pro Boxing Bouts End in Death by Brain Injury

One in 5,000 pro boxing bouts end with a fighter dying from brain trauma. A shocking statistic. But one recently published by the the Association of Ringside Physicians in their Journal of Combat Sports Medicine. In the study, titled “Mortality Resulting From Head Injury In Professional Boxing Revisited” the physicians reviewed reported worldwide mortalities from … More One in 5,000 Pro Boxing Bouts End in Death by Brain Injury

How Old Should Kids Be To Consent To Brain Trauma?

Two questions. How old should kids be before being allowed to participate in full contact martial arts (be it boxing, MMA, kickboxing etc)? How much should kids (or their parents) know about brain trauma within these sports before they are truly making an informed decision to participate? Society regulates the ability of kids to consent … More How Old Should Kids Be To Consent To Brain Trauma?

Former Contact Athletes Needed To Research Long Term Cognitive and Mood Problems

Boston University and the University of California San Francisco are calling for men and women over 50 who have over 5 years experience in contact sport (including boxing, MMA or full contact martial arts) to volunteer for research to help shed light light on (and hopefully be able to better treat and prevent) long term … More Former Contact Athletes Needed To Research Long Term Cognitive and Mood Problems

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