So, let's say you're at a Brazilian jiu-jitsu class, and for whatever reason, decide not to tap out from a choke hold. Just what kind of damage can occur?
Also, what is about a nice shot to the belly – perhaps the dreaded liver shot – that creates such excruciating pain?
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) medical columnist and consultant Dr. Johnny Benjamin discusses both topics in his latest edition of "Ask the Doc."
Q. Dear Doc: I've been reading your articles ever since you began posting on MMAjunkie.com, and I really enjoy them. They are all very interesting and answer lots of questions I have been wondering. So, I've been doing a lot of rolling in jiu jitsu lately, and I let somebody put me to sleep while I was in a choke because I didn't want to tap. The question I have for you is really just how bad is it for the human body to let somebody choke you unconscious? (From Will Franzke) LINK