Posted by Svartorm
Posted by JimiMak
Posted by Svartorm
I'm sure he was hurt, but I doubt the concussion. A hospital doesn't discharge you after three hours (that includes waiting room time) for a concussion. I think he got KO'ed by the knees and didn't want to go back into a fight without all his wits, so took the DQ win.
Sorry but you seem to contadict yourself. 1st (which you admit to) Any KO is usually at least a slight concussion. Why would you get back into a fight when you've been (more or less) KO'd once already. While you might have you're wits kinda back you're not the same. 2nd I'm sure they get taken in an ambulence from the fight to the hospital, ppl in ambulences get seen quicker than ppl that just go into the ER. 3rd A concussion isn't really that big a deal, or that serious an injury, once seen it would be a pritty quick assessment in the hospital. I didn't spend that long in an ER w/ a slight concussion (small accident, my hit in the head was prob'ly similar to what one punch from a HVY champ would do).
Incorrect on a few points.
1. KOs are rarely concussions. There are many ways to KO someone, and not all include brain damage. A concussion occurs when your brain strikes the inside of your skull. Most KOs in fighting are flash knockouts and have nothing to do with concussions. Granted, there are KOs that more than likely involved a concussion, like Sylvia vs. Telligman, Evans vs. Salmon, and definitely Tank vs. Nelmark.
2. No one said he went to the ER. Just because you're in an ambulance doesn't mean you're going to the ER, especially for something like a concussion. He probably got in quicker than if he'd just walked into the hospital, but hospitals operate on priorties and a dude walking, laughing and joking like Renzo isn't going to be seen for some time. Guarenteed he waited at least an hour before anyone bothered with him.
3. Yes, a concussion is a very big deal. Its brain damage, and they accumulate as well. I'm not on the up and up with pro-sports, but I'm pretty sure in football if you get a certain number of concussions, you're not allowed to play anymore. Not sure what that number is though. Standard proceeder for a concussion is to keep the person overnight for observation, because theres the potential of a brain bleed and you could die in your sleep from one. Granted, Renzo could have discharged himself against doctors orders, or they could have just sent him home because he wasn't that hurt.
1. KO's are usually the snap of the skull and neck fast enough so the brain doesn't keep up. Slight concussion. The EXACT reason that the NSAC has a mandatory suspension after any KO/TKO (re: Erin Toughill's recent trouble). The major KO's you mentioned are severe brain damage type concussions where there is a lot of worry for one's safety for 48 hours. You seem to think that only severe brain damaging concussions are the only concussions.
Most, as you call them flash ko's are exactly that. Instead of losing cousciousness for a prolonged period of time you get your brain rocked really hard for just a minute. You can see it in the eyes immediately. Which is a lot of why fights get called "early", is the look in the eyes.
2. I, personally, have never heard of going in to the hospital in an ambulance and not going straight into ER for assessment. Just my personal experience, but someone coming off an ambulence like that wouldn't get priority over a heart attack, but over most broken limbs, etc that ppl walk into the ER w/ you get seen 1st.
3. Concussions vary on there degree of severity. I won't talk about the foofball referece because I have no idea. A severe concussion that a doctor really feels like there might be complications gets a night over. Most "small" hits in the head from car accidents / fights / falls get a look at the eyes and things and if you're pretty coherent and have ppl to keep an eye on you, you get released.
Again, just my experience, but I think you are thinking someone has to get f****** up just to get a small concussion.