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TL;DR: Yes, kickboxing, MMA, and boxing are extremely dangerous. The greatest risk in all combat sports in which blows to the head are allowed is traumatic brain injury. When it comes to traumatic brain injury, boxing is by far the most dangerous sport, but kickboxing and MMA aren't far behind. Brain Injury: Almost a century ago, a rare but serious ...


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How bad for your brain is Kickboxing and MMA? TL;DR: Pretty bad, but not quite as risky as boxing. From an article about an ongoing long-term study called the "Professional Fighters Brain Health Study", whose findings to date were published in 2015: “Repetitive head trauma may be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and is considered the primary ...



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