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Should Mark Hominick’s Hematoma Have Prompted a Stoppage?

Written on May 03, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Following Mark Hominick's duel against Jose Aldo last Saturday, many fans were asking: Is his Hematoma that dangerous? Let Dr. Johnny Benjamin tell you the answer.

Mark Hominick’s swelling forehead was one of the most grotesque images that people saw at UFC 129 last Saturday. But was it dangerous? MMAJunkie’s Dr. Johnny Benjamin discusses the nature of Hematoma, whether it was right to continue last Saturday’s match, and how such injuries are treated.

According to Dr. Benjamin, visually compelling injuries like Hematoma must be properly inspected by well-trained cage-side medical staff, experienced corner men and vigilant referees. When properly handled, such injuries poses minimal risk to the affected athlete. Hence, an enlarging forehead Hematoma that doesn’t significantly affect an athlete’s vision is not dangerous. As a result, the fight can continue.

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