It turns out the magic number was 104. That’s right: there were
more than 100 injuries to
UFC and Strikeforce
fighters last year. Although, less than 100 fighters were injured,
because a few fighters were injured multiple times -- not sure if
that’s better or worse. Let’s go with worse.
The epidemic shows no signs of slowing, and this year’s body count
is already piling up -- Erick Silva
and Justin Salas
have pulled out of UFC bouts in the first week alone -- but
nonetheless, here’s hoping for at least a slightly healthier 2013.