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    Default MMA Vs Boxing - Safety and Risk of injury

    I keep seeing stories of fatal injuries or deaths sustained by Boxers recently and want to raise the talking point of how people see Boxing, being the safer "sport", if being compared.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/1...n_4150429.html

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/highsc...181924852.html (viewer discretion is advised)

    ^^^ these are just a couple, there will be many more (just at work so can't scour the internet for a load more)

    Is it just because these incidents get brushed under the carpet to not make mainstream news to affect the bad light of Boxing?

    Surely a "sport" that requires opponents to continually traumatise a small area over and over again will cause severe short term and/or long term damage. I realise that everyone's body's made differently and some people may be able to take more punishment than others.

    This is a part of the reason I find MMA so endearing, you can win in so many ways, less trauma as there are more areas to hit and the referees normally stop the contests very quickly when they see severe danger

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    They watch what they want to watch and most of the time they seek out a absolute war and judge the whole sport on that one fight.
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    This makes for some interesting reading - it does go all the way back to the very early days though, mid 1700s:

    http://ejmas.com/jcs/jcsart_svinth_a_0700.htm

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    And the list here that goes up to 2007:

    http://ejmas.com/jcs/jcsart_svinth_b_0700_archive.htm

    I don't know how comprehensive that is, but it's a hell of a lot more comprehensive than any list I'll ever compile.

    Edit: That's fatalities in boxing BTW.
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    the figures dont lie but the press like the mail will always pouint to the fact of how brutal MMA is, how bloody it is (even though a fairly inocuous cut can produce alot of blood). Ive never trained in MMA or any ground fighting but I do have a backgroung in boxing and kickboxing/Muay Thai. I agree completely with what is being said, constant trauma to the same area will cause issues in the long run. Also the fact that if your knocked down/concussed in mma the fight will be over in a matter of moments before too much damage can be done. In boxing you can suffer a mild concussion (or more than 1 in a fight) yet you are given time to recover and carry on.

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    Should just leave us alone and let us do what we need enjoy want and live there cushy little lives in there cotton wool.
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