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Ask the Fight Doc: Why don't you trust state athletic commissions with PED oversight?

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When it comes to the regulatory duties of state athletic commissions, trust is a tricky thing.  MMAjunkie.com medical columnist Dr. Johnny Benjamin has been one of the more vocal critics ...



Ask the Fight Doc: Why are you so against superfights?

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Following Georges St-Pierre's UFC 154 win over Carlos Condit, the MMA world is now expecting a superfight. UFC President Dana White is planning for it to be Anderson Silva vs. St-Pierre. ...

Ask the Fight Doc: Why is a UFC fighter competing just 56 days after a KO loss?

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Few things could alter MMA's future like the long-term health effects of concussions. With medical professionals still trying to fully understand the effects of knockouts, the answers a...

Ask the Fight Doc: Why are you on B.J. Penn's case about VADA drug testing?

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B.J. Penn recently announced the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) has offered to sponsor him for his UFC 152 fight with Rory MacDonald. The sponsorship included independent VADA...

Ask the Fight Doc: Why are you so vocal about Roger Huerta's soccer-kick KO?

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This past weekend, Zorobabel Moreira picked up a win over Roger Huerta at One FC. The method of the knockout, though, is what really got people talking, including MMAjunkie.com medical co...

Ask the Fight Doc: Why do you think UFC's Pat Barry should take a year off?

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As doctors learn more and more about the devastating effects of brain injuries, MMA fighters have more and more to consider about their chosen profession. In fact, MMAjunkie.com medical...

Ask the Fight Doc: Why are you opposed to Frankie Edgar fighting at featherweight?

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Following his loss to Benson Henderson at UFC 144, now-ex UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar faces a tough decision: fight his way back to another title shot - or drop to featherweight f...

Ask the Fight Doc: Why are staph skin infections still such a problem in MMA?

Posted by system system 3 years ago from http://feedproxy.google.com/

During his time with MMAjunkie.com, medical consultant and columnist Dr. Johnny Benjamin has written about a variety of topics related to combat sports. But few topics mandate as much c...

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Ask the Fight Doc: Why is Dr. Benjamin against single-night MMA tournaments?

Posted by system system 3 years ago from http://feedproxy.google.com/

At Friday's Strikeforce Challengers 10 event, the organization hosts a single-night tournament with four 135-pound female fighters. And just today, Shine Fights announced a September sh...

Ask the Fight Doc: Thoughts on recent death and injuries related to weight cuts

Posted by system system 6 months ago from http://www.mmajunkie.com/

Following recent events – including Leandro "Feijao" Souza's death and Rodrigo Damm's scratch from Wednesday's UFC Fight Night 29 event – weight-cutting in MMA is back in the spotlight.

Ask the Fight Doc: When's the right time for refs to stop fights due to strikes?

Posted by system system 8 months ago from http://www.mmajunkie.com/

When exactly is the right time for a referee to halt an MMA bout due to strikes? As MMAjunkie.com medical columnist and consultant, Dr. Johnny Benjamin explains, it can be tough for off...

Ask the Fight Doc: What would happen if TRT were completely banned in MMA?

Posted by system system 11 months ago from http://www.mmajunkie.com/

For one column, let's pretend regulatory bodies around the world decided that testosterone-replacement therapy was no longer permissible in MMA. How would it affect fighters currently on T...

Ask the Fight Doc: What do you make of Jon Jones' toe injury at UFC 159?

Posted by system system 11 months ago from http://www.mmajunkie.com/

Few recent MMA scenes can churn a stomach like the sight of Jon Jones' mangled big toe following his win over Chael Sonnen in Saturday's UFC 159 headliner.

Ask the Fight Doc: Should the Canadian Medical Association support the MMA ban?

Posted by system system 1 year ago from http://www.mmajunkie.com/

The Canadian Medical Association recommends a ban on MMA. However, MMAjunkie.com medical columnist and consultant Dr. Johnny Benjamin believes the organization's stance has gone a step ...

Ask the Fight Doc: Should someone with Down syndrome compete in MMA?

Posted by system system 1 year ago from http://www.mmajunkie.com/

Garrett Holeve is a fighter. That much we know. But how does the 23-year-old, who has Down syndrome, fit into the world of mixed martial arts?

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