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Combat jiu-jitsu is all the rage in the grappling community, in large part thanks to the Eddie Bravo Invitational (EBI) tournaments. It’s a middle ground between classic jiu-jitsu rules and mixed martial arts, allowing open hand slaps once both combatants hit the mat. Ideally, this prevents unrealistic jiu-jitsu, forcing it’s competitors to keep strikes in mind.

Well, Tennessee promotion Attitude MMA Fights attempted to spice up one of their events with a combat jiu-jitsu match, only for it to go dramatically wrong after an illegal strike on the feet. Check out the video below:

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Understanding the danger of subdural hematomas in Boxing •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• “Acute subdural hematoma which is the most common acute brain injury in boxing, accounts for 75% of all acute brain injuries and is the leading cause of boxing fatalities (Ling)” . Sadly on 7/23/2019 Maxim Dadashev, professional boxer, died from head trauma that he suffered in the ring. The fight was stopped by his cornerman in the 11th round however his corner urged his fighter to let him stop the fight after the 9th. . After the fight Dadashev started to develop neurological signs (loss of balance, vomitting) and was taken to the ER where he was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma (bleeding in the brain) and underwent surgery to manage the injury. Sadly the damage was too severe and he lost his life. . What can we take away from this tragedy? . Sawauchi did a study looking at subdural hematomas that occurred in boxing. Boxers were broken up into 3 categories: 1️⃣Transient: Full alertness within an hour of injury. GCS (Glasgow Coma Scale) averaged 14/15 2️⃣Lucid Interval: Neurological deterioration up to an hour after injury. GCS averaged 6/15. 3️⃣Deterioration: A state of unconsciousness and worsened after minutes of injury. GCS averaged 5/15. . Those in the Lucid interval and deterioration displayed thick subdural hematomas and remarkable midline shifts compared to transient type. Those with midline shifts required surgery. 8 patients who underwent surgery with a GCS < 8 exhibited good recovery 37.5%, moderate disability 25%, persistent vegetative state 25%, death 12.5% . “Hematomas most frequently occurred in bouts of 10 rounds. Repeated head injury means that further impacts repeatedly damaged the injured brain after bleeding in the bouts (Sawauchi).” . The researcher concluded the best management was to diagnose and treat as early as possible. . References: 1️⃣Ling, H., Hardy, J., & Zetterberg, H. (2015). Neurological consequences of traumatic brain injuries in sports. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, 66, 114-122. 2️⃣Sawauchi, S., Murakami, S., Tani, S., Ogawa, T., Suzuki, T., & Abe, T. (1996). Acute subdural hematoma caused by professional boxing. No shinkei geka.

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