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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-14-2008, 10:33 AM
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187 people died in 2005.... from fishing
Ofshore fishing is a dangerous game, especially at night, with all the different weather conditions e.t.c,

Back on topic I think the reason MMA/fight sports can say there is less injuries in their given sport is
1. there are a lot less people practicing full contact mma/tma than there are practicing football/soccer e.t.c due to team sports
2. Team sports are exactly that, a dozen or so guys playing against each other, accidents are bound to happen
3. Fighters expect to be hit, their mind set and body conditioning sets them up for knocks or falls, whereas soccer players like to dive into the pitch to makesure they get a penalty and a caution against the offender,
4. Good quality organised events try to make sure serious injuries dont occur, remember just over a decade or so ago up to 50 people a year were dying in Thailand during fighting events, the organisation just wasnt there...take a look at Burmese boxing events in the past, intense headbutts are glorified strikes! I'm not even sure if their outlawed now!

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post #22 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-15-2008, 08:29 AM
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first guy to die in an mma match was a russian. I believe it's still on youtube. This was also due to brain injury caused by something before the fight. Just like the guy in texas. Happens in soccer a lot more than in mma.

One more point. In mma people only fight every couple of months or so. Other sports it can be like 4 games a week. I don't know wether the report takes these factors into account, but it does make sence right?
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post #23 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-10-2010, 11:06 PM
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You are right and i too read about that guy he was injured it looks very bad.

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Ya, I read the guy had a prexisting blood clot or something like that.
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post #24 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-13-2010, 06:13 PM
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There has only been 1 death in a sactioned MMA event(in texas), while there are loads of deaths in almost every other contact sport. Hell, watching a soccer game in england is more dangerous than stepping in the cage(in terms of dying).
High school football causes more deaths.
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post #25 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-12-2010, 08:41 AM
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I don't know the full facts yet as I have only just started researching the subject for part of my dissertation next year.

I don't know how hospitals work in America but in England we have the Freedom of Information act, where you can ask for details on most things and providing the information is there they have to supply it. Anyway, with a years worth of data 64% of A&E admitance (British version of ER) was through binge drinking - mostly where people have drank too much or got into fights. 6% was due to football (soccer) injuries, 3.5% was due to other sporting injuries, and less than 1% was due to mma related injuries.

Obviously some things to consider here are:

1. These are statistics relating just to the hosptial from my area.
2. It doesn't explain why - but one reason could be the popularity of the sport compared to others.

But at least these help to support your statistics

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