The Department of Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore conducted a study of mixed martial arts injuries from March 2002 to September 2007. Details of that investigation:

  • 635: Number of fights examined
  • 300: Number of the 1,270 participants (23.6 percent) who sustained a documented injury
  • 3 percent: Percentage of fights studied in which at least one of the fighters sustained a concussion

MMA: Maine’s Caged Craze

Sunday: A look at the growth of the sport in Maine and a look at the dangers.

Coming Wednesday: The evolution of safety in the sport has helped it expand and maintain.

Coming April 28: Reasons for the sport’s popularity abound; and a look to the future.


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