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    Fighter Zack Kirk paralyzed during fight

    This is a shame. MMA has avoided serious injuries since its inception. This, however, was an accident as opposed to someone being beaten into oblivion.
    Scroll down to see the comments. Plenty of the "human cockfighting" crowd and butthurt TMAers

    http://mma.fanhouse.com/2009/05/28/i...uring-fight%2F

    Lets all wish Zack the best.

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    Really sucks how many people fail to notice the danger in other sports.

    Particularly the fact that this specific accident could just have easily happened in judo, or wrestling or BJJ.

    But no, MMA is a bloodsport, because one guy died in an accident.

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    Hmmmm Dana won't be able to say his catchfrase any more?
    Quote Originally Posted by MrBadGuy
    The Dog kid's mom is parked next to me in the parking lot. He runs up and asks me a question. "Hey dude, where did you learn that stuff?"

    "That was grappling. Real MMA."

    "Where do I go for that?"

    I was a little shocked. Sure, he changed sides quickly, but I guess even a dog can realize it has more in common with the wolf than with the shephard.

    I give him the names of some BJJ schools in the area, and we go our separate ways.

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    Sounds like a freak accident, poor guy.

    The guys banging their drums in the comments need to shut the **** up and show a bit of respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siniq View Post
    Hmmmm Dana won't be able to say his catchfrase any more?
    He can still say no deaths.

    And if he wants say only ONE serious injury.

    But boxing has several deaths PER YEAR!!

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    This reminds me of how, whenever a bunch of people get killed by some maniac with a gun, the first responses are directed toward defending gun rights, rather than meditating upon the tragedy.

    The guy is paralyzed. Instead of moving right on to defending MMA, which nobody here is attacking, how about some fucking prayers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crappler View Post
    This reminds me of how, whenever a bunch of people get killed by some maniac with a gun, the first responses are directed toward defending gun rights, rather than meditating upon the tragedy.

    The guy is paralyzed. Instead of moving right on to defending MMA, which nobody here is attacking, how about some fucking prayers?
    Did you click the link and read the responses as instructed?

    There are like a gazillion people doing that in the other thread (dramatisation, may not have actually happened).

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    Quote Originally Posted by han090 View Post
    He can still say no deaths.

    And if he wants say only ONE serious injury.

    But boxing has several deaths PER YEAR!!
    Plus, since Sam Vasquez died, Dana has changed his line to "no serious injuries or deaths in the UFC." (rather than all of MMA). He can still say that.

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    Vasquez became the third fighter to die in an MMA bout. Vasquez joins Douglas Dedge who died in an unsanctioned Ukraine event. Dedge was unable to be medically cleared in the US due to a pre-existing heart condition. "Korea witnessed its first MMA related death at a Gimme 5 event (now known as Neofight) in 2005. The cause of death was due to brain hemorrhaging after the fight, but many blamed the death on the promotion's inadequate medical standards."
    Quote Originally Posted by MrBadGuy
    The Dog kid's mom is parked next to me in the parking lot. He runs up and asks me a question. "Hey dude, where did you learn that stuff?"

    "That was grappling. Real MMA."

    "Where do I go for that?"

    I was a little shocked. Sure, he changed sides quickly, but I guess even a dog can realize it has more in common with the wolf than with the shephard.

    I give him the names of some BJJ schools in the area, and we go our separate ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-Off View Post
    Plus, since Sam Vasquez died, Dana has changed his line to "no serious injuries or deaths in the UFC." (rather than all of MMA). He can still say that.
    I suppose he can't really be held responsible for fight outside of the UFC, which will have different safety standards.

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