HIV, Hepatitis C, And More: New York’s Amateur MMA Scene Is A Disaster
“There have been many contestants who have been banned from regulated combative sport in New Jersey because of subdural hematoma, hepatitis C, HIV, detached retinas, and other medical concerns who have competed freely in amateur MMA and kickboxing in New York under the direct supervision of state-approved sanctioning bodies, or at shows without such direct supervision,” says Nick Lembo, chief counsel for the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board.
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