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    Technology and sports science might change, but the psychology of a fighter does not. Excellent post!

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    Feedback - so MMA actually involves more head injuries than boxing? I would never have thought that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Das Moose
    Feedback - so MMA actually involves more head injuries than boxing? I would never have thought that.
    I was surprised as well. Maybe it's because the gloves are thinner and therefore hurtier.

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    If I'm interpreting that article correctly, it quantifies MMA matches ending by head impact. It does not necessarily mean MMA carries more head injuries. Remember, in MMA if you go nightie-nightie, that's the end of the fight, whereas in boxing, you are given an 8-count after you go down, to regroup your internal marbles and get up for more head punishment.

    A boxing fight that may not end in a KO and go the distance may carry more head trauma than an MMA match that ends with a KO'ing punch to the face.

    ... head stomping a-la Brazileira, however, that should be something of concern, mid/long term, for somebody on the receiving end of it.
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