Jason Brenes's MMA Articles

December 2010 // Fighting Fit
Knee-Deep In Pain

One of the most common injuries to MMA athletes involves the knee joint. Whether it’s a fracture, sprain, or ligament or tendon tear, knee injuries can be devastating to mixed martial artists.   The knee area is composed of three main bones: the femur, the tibia, and the patella. The femur—or long bone of the [...]

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November 2010 // MMA Life
Fashion Forward

The mixed martial arts industry has been inspiring more than just mohawks and tattoos the past decade. This culture has actually been inspiring fashion designers for years. Actual fashion.  As soon as apparel companies introduced fighters and MMA fans to what was perceived as “fashion” in the late ‘90s, a new wave of splattered graphics [...]

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November 2010 // Fighting Fit
First Hand Advice

The most important weapons of an MMA fighter are his hands. Each hand includes tendons, muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and most importantly, bones. The hand has 27 separate bones including carpals (wrist), metacarpals (palm), and phalanges (fingers). They can be used for blocking, grappling, wrestling, and as a striking tool. During these types of actions, [...]

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February 2011 // Fighting Fit
Eye Opening Advice

In MMA, eye care is of the utmost importance. During training and fighting, any of the eye’s structures—including the eyelids, lens, and retina—can become injured. With open-fingered gloves and exposed thumbs, it’s not uncommon for fighters to suffer debilitating injures to the eye, which can include:   • RETINAL DETACHMENT   A detachment occurs when [...]

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October 2010 // Fighting Fit
Medical Sprawl

Two days after your last training session, you notice a small pimple-like lesion on your forearm. It’s just a small bump, you think. Two more days pass, and now you have more little bumps and your forearm is tender. You assume it’s just a rash, until six days later you find yourself in the emergency [...]

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January 2011
A Cut Above The Rest

With all the punching, kicking, elbowing, kneeing, and slamming in MMA, it’s just a matter of time before you get cut. For mixed martial artists, it is very important to close all wounds properly and align all tissues correctly due to the formation of scar tissue, which is not as strong or elastic as healthy [...]

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