Hate to say it..

Posted: August 13, 2012 in Uncategorized


Hate to say it, but I told you so. Amateur MMA  Fighters are subject to acceptable risks because of poor coaching. 30-year old amateur fighter Tyrone Mims (Augusta, GA) died after his fight in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. This fight was regulated by the South Carolina State Athletic Commission as was another fight in 2010 where Michael Kickham also died.

Regulation of amateur athletics is important but there is only so much a State sanctioning body can do unless it is willing to regulate the coaches that train the young fighters. There may or may not a have been a way for doctors to detect Mr. Mims’ medical issues prior to the fight without expensive testing because they are seeing him over a short course of time but a coach should know Mims’ health history over a longer period and have a better idea whether the fighter should fight or…

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