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Mixed martial arts and boxing should be banned, says BMA

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39328.674711.DB (Published 06 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:469
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    The BMA is renewing its calls for an outright ban on boxing, including mixed martial arts, ahead of a combat sport tournament to be held on Saturday 8 September in London's East End.

    The BMA's Board of Science, which has issued a new report on the latest evidence of the damaging effects of boxing, says that the relatively new mixed martial arts format is just as dangerous.

    Mixed martial arts involves various fighting techniques, in which a combination of wrestling, boxing, and martial …

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