I believe this has been discussed before (probably by me) but after a recent discussion I gotta ask, do you wear head gear when you spar?
To me, with MMA-style training head gear is overrated for protection. If anything it gets in the way of transitions, and does little to protect you from much more than cuts.
When you get hit in the head, you're rocked. Sure a boxing glove and some cushion of a head gear is gonna protect you a bit, but at the end of the day, you're getting rocked in hard sparring. Does anyone here think that head gear really makes that much more of a difference in regards to preventing head blows (excluding the protection from cuts)?