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  1. Maestro Nobones is offline
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    8/17/2005 9:15am

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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!!!!
  2. Knightmare is offline

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    8/17/2005 9:18am


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    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.
  3. J-Lau is offline
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    8/17/2005 9:29am

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Depends on the organization. I believe UFC pays medical bills for injuries that occur during the fight.
  4. Maestro Nobones is offline
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    Posted On:
    8/17/2005 9:48am

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    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!!!!
  5. Knightmare is offline

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    8/17/2005 9:51am


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    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.
  6. much love is offline

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    8/19/2005 5:17pm


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    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:)
  7. Honor is offline
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    Posted On:
    8/19/2005 8:28pm

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Wouldn't your health insurance cover any injuries? Just tell them you fell down some steps
  8. khonshu is offline

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    Posted On:
    8/19/2005 8:39pm


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    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?
  9. JohnnyCache is offline
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    Posted On:
    8/19/2005 8:57pm

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Very few pro fighters have no other job, actually. Only the tip top.
    There's no choice but to confront you, to engage you, to erase you. I've gone to great lengths to expand my threshold of pain. I will use my mistakes against you. There's no other choice.
  10. much love is offline

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    8/19/2005 9:38pm


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    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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