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MMA Fighting

More Brain Damage Than Boxing and Football ... Study Says

3/28/2014 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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03-28-14-mma-headshotMMA is the worst sport for head injuries -- even worse than football -- so says a new study.

A University of Toronto study published this month in the American Journal of Sports Medicine examined records and videos from 844 bouts, finding that about 1/3 of them end in a knockout or TKO.

The study says the head trauma rate in MMA is greater than boxing, football and hockey.

MMA groups contend the study is flawed.

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1.

rozaydan    

surprising to no one .

176 days ago
2.

Observer    

I'd like to see the details of that study.

It's been shown in numerous studies to date, that 'repeated' head trauma such as boxing, football causes more damage because in MMA, you receive much 'less' head trauma 'due' to knockouts instead of standing there 'punch drunk' for several more rounds.

They said 'transfat' is 'Harmful' all these years. Now, they say there is 'good' and 'bad' in it yet, not nearly as bad as they'd once studied.

So.... ?

176 days ago
3.

CLuv    

It's flawed...they just can't remember why!!!

176 days ago
4.

Phil    

Really? .. and this needed to be studied by people with degrees eh!

175 days ago

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