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Sidney Crosby reaching out to T.J. Grant

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TJ Grant appeared on the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani recently, where he revealed that one of the NHL's biggest stars recently reached out to him over his long recovery from concussion symptoms.

Is traumatic brain injury a problem in the UFC?

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Researchers find match-ending head trauma in almost one-third of UFC fights, but how concerned should we be? Bloody Elbow’s resident economist tackles the study.

The Last Of McGuinness - a bittersweet documentary

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The mystery behind Nigel McGuinness' rescinded WWE contract and sudden departure from TNA TV in Sept. 2010, has now been revealed by the man himself in his fascinating documentary "The Last Of...

Dear Dana White, Please Adopt the ImPACT Test

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Can adopting the ImPACT test make a difference in the UFC's battle for legalization in New York?

From Concussions to Carl Sagan: A Few Words with Sports Illustrated's David Epstein

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In the area of medical science in sports, there are few voices in journalism more interesting than David Epstein. He was kind of enough to speak with me at length, primarily on the topic of brain...

A very trustworthy source with knowledge of the issue told me last week that right now the...

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A very trustworthy source with knowledge of the issue told me last week that right now the commissions are largely hands-off on the issue and that no major studies are underway.

Zach Arnold on what the athletic commissions are doing in response to the recent research into CTE and brain trauma in contact sports. If true, then that's disappointing, though not all that surprising when it seems that in Nevada they are even taking a lax attitude to boxers falsifying MRI tests.

Anderson believes that he has probably had three major concussions during his wrestling career...

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Anderson believes that he has probably had three major concussions during his wrestling career including the one he is currently recovering from. But he also admits that he has other mild concussions including one earlier this year and even continued working with it. He tried to do the same with this one but that was a mistake. "I took a week off and I got back in the wrestling ring and I was having a match with AJ Styles and I forgot everything that we had talked about in the locker room. It was one of the scariest things. I literally couldn't remember anything and I couldn't think. I'm usually pretty good on my feet and I couldn't think of anything to do. It was kind of a scary situation and I went back to the locker room and I told (agent) D'Lo (Brown) about it and he said 'you're going home tomorrow.' " In the past, wrestlers would be expected to act like unbeatable tough guys and work through an injury like this. Suck it up and continue on with the show. But that was then. Anderson says that no one in TNA made him feel weak for taking time off for a head injury. In fact, TNA has taken the measure to ban chair shots to the head, realizing the dangers involved in that. "Times are changing in the wrestling business and people are realizing that you can't wrestle 300 days a year and be healthy and you can't get regular concussions or take chair shots to the head and things like that and be OK long term."

Former WWE apologist Mr. Anderson has clearly forgotten how that turned out for him, as he's fast becoming TNA's top apologist, as he can't shut up about how well TNA handled his latest serious concussion. Let's just ignore the obvious contradiction of him admitting that he regularly worked through mild concussions in the past and tried to do the same with this more serious concussion. We should still conclude that TNA are great employers because they are reactive enough to take him off the road after a "kind of a scary situation" where he "literally couldn't remember anything and couldn't think", even though this scary situation was easily preventable if they were proactive enough to take him off the road for a more extended period after he suffered his first concussion.

Surprise, surprise - TNA's drug testing is a complete farce and they're still being shady about Desmond Wolfe

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Surprise, surprise - TNA's drug testing is a complete farce and they're still being shady about Desmond Wolfe. Management still completely quiet about what's wrong with Wolfe and whether it was...

Dave Meltzer is being strangely coy about the reasons behind Desmond Wolfe's TNA absence

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Dave Meltzer is being strangely coy about the reasons behind Desmond Wolfe's TNA absence. He won't acknowledge the rumours that he's suffering from an "undisclosed medical situation".

Combat Sports and Head Trauma: Will MMA Fighters Share the Fates of Pro Wrestlers?

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A number of pro-wrestlers have come to sad ends in recent years, likely due to head trauma. Will MMA fighters share their cruel fates?

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