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10 Harrowing Stories Of MMA Stars Suffering Memory Loss


Wanderlei Silva

Given all the wars he has been in over the years, it’s not surprising that they have taken there toll on legendary Brazilian fighter, Wanderlei Silva.

After all, Silva has been brutally knocked out by some of the best in the business like Mirko Cro Cop, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, Dan Henderson, Vitor Belfort and Chris Leben.

Win or lose, ‘The Axe Murderer’s’ fights are famed for being bloody, violent, brawling battles, as are the infamous full-contact sparring sessions he participated in on practically a daily basis during the heyday of the ‘Chute Boxe’ gym.

The effect all this has had on Silva’s brain is alarming, with the fighter revealing in 2016 that he has 12 of the 15 symptoms of brain damage, including suffering from memory loss.

”Forgetting things is actually good, because you forget the bad stuff, too,” Silva joked in an Instagram post to his fans, but it was clear the 40-year-old was worried about the long term health of both himself and the other fighters around him.

“I have a lot of friends who are different from before. They are getting kind of crazy. Who is going to look after us?”

  • Melvin Clarke

    they have been rough men their whole lives…probably since the schoolyard.. probably. so its no big surprise. its a stupid article.by a freakin liberal. lol

    • Lewis Jones

      Sosynski has never had a street fight in his life, from his own words.

      • Allen Eltor


        • Lewis Jones


  • Bill Wolf

    Those stories are indeed harrowing.

    The more I learn about what the fight game does to people, the less I like it. I pay to watch great athletes in action, not to see people harmed.

    • Adrian Aguirre

      While I agree that these stories are harrowing, I feel that MMA and combat sports are an easy target when discussing brain trauma. One of the sports with the leading number of concussions is female soccer.