Injuries! MMA! Infographic!

Medical researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine published a report on the medical dangers of mixed martial arts competition. Because it’s a young sport, there is still limited data concerning the long term effects on the brain. But, initial opinions suggest that because there are smaller opportunities to take a sustained beating while being “out on your feet,” the chance of acquiring dementia pugilistica (being punch-drunk or punchy). Ex-MMA fighter Gary Goodridge has been recently diagnosed with this condition. Goodridge’s career spanned from 1996-2010.


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