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Old 20-Apr-2017, 03:52 PM
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I think your logic is sound. Banning oblique kicks would be the start of a slippery slope.

If you don't enjoy watching people harm each other for money (as I don't - it's all a bit too end-of-Rome for my tastes), then don't watch MMA. It's all we can do as consumers.
That's where I'm at with it. I think there's levels, like I don't agree with bringing knees or kicks to grounded opponents back, but at the end of the day there's always going to be a level of injury and watching people hurt each other. That's contact sports. I've watched finishes where I've felt I didn't enjoy it as I'm sure anyone who's watched a late finish has. But its part of the game and especially at the UFC level its an accepted risk of taking this is a career.


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The training is part of the game too. Should training routines be regulated to prevent injury? I'm not sure they can be really, just like you can't guarantee that military recruits won't die in training. The fighters are going into a dangerous event of their own free will, so it's not like they are victims of ignorance here.
This I'm less sure on. Regulated...maybe not. But everyone's always after the latest gimmick to gain an edge and there are some silly practices out there. I do think fighters need to train smarter. This is pure speculation on my part but there also seems to have been more weight cut losses. I wonder how many pullouts close to fight day for injuries we're seeing are people realising they can't make weight.

This is also just a conspiracy theory, but the rise of injuries and missing weight do seem to coincide with the stronger drug testing. It's also coincided with some more professionalisation of the sport and the injury pull out wall being broken down and becoming a norm so maybe there's no link at all there but I can't help but wonder.
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Old 20-Apr-2017, 04:38 PM
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The TBI issues is partially/incompletly dealt with by strict no contact suspensions ofter KO's and also a one off brain scan to ID any undiagnoised issues,

SAFE MMA have started doing this, and its a really good start to clearing up the domestic scene.

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"Safe MMA addresses the issue of competitor safety*practically and in the simplest way possible, with its system of*standardised and voluntary, fighter medical clearance. A SafeMMA passport to compete includes:

A yearly medicalSix-monthly blood testsPre and post fight medicalsConfidential database for competitors’ well-being and current medical statusMember promotions only using athletes found within the registered databaseListed promotions upholding medically advised suspensionsAffordable cost: Not-for-Profit medically led project with specially negotiated blood test rates.Access to sports based medical advice that fighters can trust"
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