MMA fighting is in its infancy stages, thus the long-term effects of being drilled in the head and face for a living are somewhat unclear. Football has been around longer, and studies are beginning to show that the prevalence of degenerative neurological disease CTE is alarmingly common in ex players. Brett Favre claims he’s had so many concussions that he doesn’t remember an entire season his daughter played youth soccer. Legendary linebacker Junior Seau committed suicide in 2012 by shooting himself in the chest, presumably to have his brain tested for CTE. The scientific evidence is ugly.
But, fuck it, that talk is for a later date. Right now, we can bask in the glory of this beautifully crafted kick to the face at XFC International in Brazil. MMA fighter Luis Santos delivered an absolutely ferocious kick to the chin of Alfredo Morales that will likely keep him out of the sun for a while.
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[h/t Total Pro Sports]