Fighters Hiding Injuries May Face Disciplinary Action in the Future

October 22, 2008
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The Nevada State Athletic Commission at its meeting on Wednesday raised the issue of fighters that lie about injuries on the pre-fight medical examinations. Despite fighters having to undergo a medical exam prior to fights, not everything can be detected in this exams. Some fighters apparently choose to hide injuries that they think they can fight through.

The Commission deemed the frequency of such occurances and the seriousness of it enough to bring it up for consideration.

Though nothing much new materialized from the discussion, the Commissioners reiterated that they have the right to pursue disciplinary action against any fighter or trainer who fails to disclose an injury that was suffered in training, and that they may have to exercise that right in the future.

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