Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Norway / Hawaii
Can only be a bad thing for the sport if Sozynski is even vaguely correct in his estimation.
What happens to the legitimacy of the sport if, say in 10-15 years, retired MMA fighters start dropping like flies in their 40s and 50s like pro wrestlers has and still do?
It´s not even a case of legitimacy of the sport. It would also be in the best interest of the fighters to protect them from themselves.
I see no reason why fighters should not be tested more often, and be in danger of being cut/suspended if caught with illegal substances or hight testosterone levels in their bodies.
Look at Shawn Tompkins. Heart attack due to an enlarged heart. Anyone who follows or followed wrestling will find this very familiar with many deaths of wrestlers due to their use of performance enhancing substances. I know it´s not confirmed, so it´s purely speculation from my point, but it does look suspicious.
Better safe than..dead I guess. More testing is needed in MMA!