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How To Survive A Concussion In An MMA Fight

Our buddy Matt Polly took a break from the prestigious job of writing for Fightlinker to slum it with some website called Deadspin. In it he breaks down concussions in MMA as only Matt can:

When you get knocked out, time stops. You don’t think, you don’t dream. It’s like that period of time has been permanently erased from your hard drive. One moment you’re staring at your opponent, the next you can’t understand why a doctor is pointing a pen light into your eyes. The first time it ever happened to me, when I was competing in Chinese kickboxing at the Shaolin Temple, I felt as if I’d inadvertently stepped into a time machine and been transported 30 seconds into the future. My opponent had his hands in the air while for some reason I was lying on my back. It was a trip.

Can’t bring up Matt’s stuff without pointing you towards his MMA book and his “I trained at the Shaolin temple, no biggie” book. Buy them so he can be all “In your face, Sam Sheridan!”

  • iamphoenix

    i’m still waiting on mine to come in the mail :( i’m just gonna have to buy a kindle or something and get it…

    but, cool, he figured out TIME TRAVEL!!!!

  • matthewpolly

    You’ll always be my first love, Ryan. And we’ll always have those permanently erased memories of Montreal.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    I coulda sworn I commented on this, but great article Polly-Man.  Smart, funny and endearing.

  • Reverend Clint

    how do i survive crabs?

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