Gary Goodrige diagnosed with pugilistic dementia


Former UFC, Pride and K-1 star Gary Goodridge has a new battle on his hands, but just like his fights in the cage or ring, he won’t go down without swinging.

Goodridge recently visited a top neuro-physician in Canada where he was diagnosed with early onset CTE/pugilistic dementia.

CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) by definition is brain damage caused by repeated head trauma, resulting in degeneration of brain tissue. It’s commonly found in boxers, football players, ice hockey players and other athletes who have suffered repeated traumatic shock to the head.

When Goodridge first got the news from his doctors, it shocked him like it would any other athlete, and it wasn’t easy to swallow.

“You get the news you just have to deal with it, live with it,” Goodridge told on Monday. “There’s no treatment that goes along with it. There’s pills to make it slow down the process, but it’s inevitable.”

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mestregruber site profile image  

3/8/12 1:33 PM by mestregruber

Gary was on Inside MMA this week and talked about his condition. It will re-air tomorrow night, or you can see some clips of it on the Inside MMA facebook page.

Soup Nazi site profile image  

2/15/12 6:22 AM by Soup Nazi


ferox13 site profile image  

2/15/12 6:17 AM by ferox13

DAmn...Best of Luck.

OzLoco site profile image  

2/15/12 5:47 AM by OzLoco

 Best of luck Big Daddy. Thoughts are with you.

IAHAWKS13 site profile image  

2/14/12 9:29 PM by IAHAWKS13

I don't think anyone has ever hit harder that Gary Goodridge. Even when on the ground, every punch he threw would land with a sickening thud. I wish him the best in the future. There's a lot of life yet to live.

chris80cent site profile image  

2/14/12 9:22 PM by chris80cent

When I saw this I did this :-( Where is Gary? Hope to hear an update from him..

Team GDP site profile image  

2/14/12 9:10 PM by Team GDP

 bump for big daddy

TeamBeekerMMA site profile image  

2/14/12 4:23 PM by TeamBeekerMMA

This man is my hero. Each testicle is the size of an infant.