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    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    So say you fight in an MMA comp and get hurt

    In an organized event, say you get cut, dislocated, etc... are you stuck with the medical bill, or does the fight organizer's insurance cover getting stitched up?
    I think it was two ninjas taped together, to make one GIANT NINJA!!!!

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    You are.

    It was on MTV a while back about a guy that cage fought for money or some ****. He made like a grand or something but only made a few hundred because he broke his wrist.

    Recently, Junior Assuncao got hurt at the last event, had to have facial reconstructive surgery. They had to set up a fund to help him pay for the bills.

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    Depends on the organization. I believe UFC pays medical bills for injuries that occur during the fight.

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    damn. likelyhood of me ever competing is going down further and further.
    I think it was two ninjas taped together, to make one GIANT NINJA!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Osiris
    FACIAL RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY??? Who'd he fight? Leatherface?
    No, some white guy that I had never heard of. He still won, what a badass.

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    It depends on where the fight takes place and it's sanctioning body. on a reservation or in an unregulated state you are SOL. in Texas the commision requires promoters to have event insurance:)

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    Wouldn't your health insurance cover any injuries? Just tell them you fell down some steps

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    Umm, if you're a "pro fighter", you probably: 1) don't have a full-time job that comes with insurance benefits 2) don't make enough to afford the cost without it. If I were a fighter, I'd seriously think about becoming Canadian...

    Seriously, most of those guys are just getting by, if they are getting by at all. Wasn't Forrest Griffin sleeping on his coach's floor before TUF came on Spike?

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    Very few pro fighters have no other job, actually. Only the tip top.


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    My other job (other than fighting) is teaching BJJ. My family eats and we have a home. Praise God!!
    That said, I do not have insurance. So, for me it matters big-time that an event is insured.

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