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  1. Study shows MMA brain injury risk higher than boxing

    About one-third of professional mixed martial arts matches end in knockout or technical knockout, indicating a higher incidence of brain trauma than boxing or other martial arts, according to a new study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2014
  2. Combat rivals unite in pursuit of answers regarding brain health

    Kieran Mulvaney

    A team of rival entities within boxing and mixed martial arts became united Tuesday in pursuit of answers regarding brain health within combat sports.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2014
  3. Boxing, MMA representatives meet about head research

    Two former boxers, Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Harry Reid (D-Nev.), welcomed representatives of the world's boxing and mixed martial arts organizations on Tuesday to announce support for a study to understand the effects of repeated blows to the head.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2014
  4. Mexican featherweight Oscar Gonzalez dies two days after knockout...

    Dan Rafael

    Mexican featherweight Oscar Gonzalez, who suffered a brain injury during a 10th-round knockout loss to Jesus Galicia on Saturday night at the Foro Polanco in Mexico City, died on Monday as a result of his injuries.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2014
  5. Mike Perez takes first step after Magomed Abdusalamov tragedy

    Dan Rafael

    Mike Perez left Magomed Abdusalamov bedridden and in a coma after their November fight, and although the unbeaten heavyweight prospect says he has come to terms with the tragedy, we won't know for sure until the bell rings in his return Saturday against Carlos Takam.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2014
  6. Magomed Abdusalamov moved to rehab facility

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov was moved on Tuesday from a New York hospital, where he's been since suffering a traumatic brain injury in a Nov. 2 fight, to a rehabilitation facility, promoter Nathan Lewkowicz told ESPN.com on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | December 25, 2013
  7. Injured Magomed Abdusalamov shows improvement and is set to come ...

    Dan Rafael

    Injured heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov has been taken out of a medically induced coma and is in good enough condition that he will be moved out of intensive care and into a regular hospital room.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2013
  8. Mike Perez expresses concern for Magomed Abdusalamov, who remains...

    Dan Rafael

    While Russian heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov remained "stable" in a medically induced coma Monday following a brain injury suffered in a brutal fight with Mike Perez on Saturday night, Perez spoke out for the first time Monday.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2013
  9. Magomed Abdusalamov has brain surgery after heavyweight loss

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov of Russia was in a medically induced coma on Sunday following brain surgery to remove a blood clot suffered in a 10-round unanimous decision loss to Mike Perez on Saturday night.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2013
  10. Mexican fighter Francisco 'Frankie' Leal dies three days after KO...

    Dan Rafael

    Junior featherweight Francisco "Frankie" Leal died Tuesday from a brain injury suffered in a bout Saturday. He was 26.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2013
  11. Timothy Bradley Jr. has been candid about his symptoms of brain t...

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Timothy Bradley Jr. has been candid about his symptoms of brain trauma and is urging other afflicted fighters to seek help -- although experts admit the science of brain trauma in boxing is still mostly a mystery.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2013
  12. Analysis of the height of power: heavy hands vs. speed

    Nigel Collins

    All power is not created equal. George Foreman and Naseem Hamed KO'd the opposition at roughly the same rate, but their methods -- and those of similar fighters -- couldn't have been more divergent.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2013
  13. Hector 'Macho' Camacho declared brain dead after shooting in Puer...

    Famed Puerto Rican boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho is clinically brain dead, doctors said Thursday, but family members disagreed on whether to take him off life support and two of the fighter's aunts said later that relatives had agreed to wait two more days

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2012
  14. A study that is proactively fighting the ravages of head trauma

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Can a 20-year-old kid help investigators learn more about the effects of boxing on brain health and, ultimately, help make combat sports safer? Charles Bernick hopes so.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2012
  15. Indonesian boxer Muhammad Afrizal dies following brain surgery

    The Indonesian Boxing Commission says a professional boxer has died after undergoing brain surgery following a title fight Friday.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2012
  16. Lundy, Williams do right by boxing

    Michael Woods

    People often bring up the downsides of boxing, focusing on the savagery they see in the ring and the unfortunate toll not infrequently seen decades later in boxers, including slurred speech and dementia intensified by brain damage suffered from tradi...

    Blog | March 30, 2012