Trading Shots: On fighters and brain trauma, Joe Rogan gave us all something to consider

Posted: December 15, 2014 in Uncategorized


Junior Dos Santos Junior Dos Santos

In this week’s Trading Shots, retired UFC/WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to consider the lingering lessons of Joe Rogan’s podcast discussion with UFC heavyweight [autotag]Brendan Schaub[/autotag], especially in the wake of a night of brutal heavyweight beatdowns at UFC on FOX 13.

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Downes: Ben, I think we should talk about the podcast exchange between Joe Rogan and Brendan Schaub earlier this week, and what implications it has for other fighters, such as the ones we saw in action Saturday night. Whether you agree with Rogan’s assessment or not, I think that it’s the type of discussion that we can’t avoid.

After every event, there are a few fighters with whom perhaps Rogan should have the same intervention. [autotag]Stefan Struve[/autotag] was on the receiving end of a brutal KO at UFC on FOX 13. Add that to his other health issues…

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