Should have Mark Hominick's hematoma prompted a stoppage?

by Dr. Johnny Benjami | source: mmajunkie.com
 

With the massive swelling on Mark Hominick's forehead, should his UFC 129 "Fight of the Night" with Jose Aldo have been stopped?

As soon as I saw the enormous and rapidly expanding "alien" erupting from the forehead of Mark Hominick, I knew that my inbox would be overflowing.

In a sport as action packed and violent as MMA, there are several topics that are extremely difficult for passionate fans to navigate logically: weight-cutting, performance-enhancing drugs, flash KOs, retirement due to accumulation of trauma, and doctor stoppages, just to name a few.

I often must harness my inner fan and limit my comments to those hot-button issues that are medically related within my field of expertise.

Once again, as I have stated many times, there is a significant medical difference between injuries that are visually compelling (and even grotesque) as opposed to those that may be life, limb, neurologically (paralysis) or sensory (vision, hearing etc.) threatening.

Visually compelling injuries (many cuts/lacerations, abrasions, contusions, hematomas/bruises etc.) need to be properly inspected by properly trained and seasoned cageside medical staff, observed by vigilant referees, and managed by well-trained, experienced corner men. These injuries can provide amazing theater and crowd reaction, but when properly handled, they pose minimal risk to the affected athlete. These types of injuries are minor and do not put the fighter at a significant increased risk.

In these instances, the fight should continue.

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ausgepicht site profile image  

5/3/11 10:56 AM by ausgepicht

Mark Hominick is not a little boy, but a full grown adult and can make big boy decisions for himself. If he wants to fucking fight and take a risk, he should be able to make that choice.

WARMACHINE25 site profile image  

5/3/11 10:51 AM by WARMACHINE25

it was a bad idea to continue, it was hematoma it could have literally killed him

WARMACHINE25 site profile image  

5/3/11 10:51 AM by WARMACHINE25

it was a bad idea to continue, it was hematoma it could have literally killed him

WARMACHINE25 site profile image  

5/3/11 10:51 AM by WARMACHINE25

it was a bad idea to continue, it was hematoma it could have literally killed him

WARMACHINE25 site profile image  

5/3/11 10:50 AM by WARMACHINE25

it was a bad idea to continue, it was hematoma it could have literally killed him

WARMACHINE25 site profile image  

5/3/11 10:50 AM by WARMACHINE25

it was a bad idea to continue, it was hematoma it could have literally killed him

JBob300 site profile image  

5/3/11 8:09 AM by JBob300

ya that is awful considering steroids are not illegal to recover from injuries which these guys are constantly going through when not competing...do these people seriously just tune in for the PPVs without trying to think about anything else rationally? its like everyone on these forums is a D average high school student...

46and2 site profile image  

5/3/11 12:46 AM by 46and2

That was a good article until he dropped this bomb of stupidity: "Now, if the UFC would just institute Olympic-style year-round drug testing..."Yeah, that's a GREAT idea, so there will be like 12 fucking guys left in the UFC. *facepalm*

BenBJJ site profile image  

5/2/11 8:38 PM by BenBJJ

The skin would be split open.

retardcontrol site profile image  

5/2/11 8:29 PM by retardcontrol

Does anyone know what would happen if an elbow landed on one of those and split the skin open?



 

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