With roots being traced to the ancient Olympics, mixed martial arts (MMA) or sport fighting, is a one of the most dangerous sports around today. It’s a full contact combat sport that allows for a mixture of fighting techniques as opposed to just one type as found, for example, in karate. MMA has opponents or fighters on the ground as well as on their feet and since the object is to forcefully win the battle, injuries are a no brainer: they’re expected to happen.
MMA has really taken off in North America in the past decade and whether you’re an amateur or professional mixed martial artist, you need to take precautions and steps to keep yourself protected since the crux of the sport is injury. Although the severities of the injuries vary by circumstance, at some point during an average competition, a mixed martial artist will suffer some form of injury.
With all the cuts and wounds out there, there is plenty of blood and sweat in the ring and this puts anyone present at risk for contracting infectious illnesses. This is bad news for mixed martial artists but good news for infectious illnesses like the Herpes simplex virus, Staph, MRSA and Athlete’s Foot. Not keeping yourself safe and protected from viruses and germs like these is bad for your health and your love of MMA. Even the smallest opening in the skin, cut, abrasion or lesion can serve as a perfect portal of entry for a difficult to treat infection like MRSA or Staph.
Cases of MRSA and other infectious illnesses can be very aggressive and often difficult to treat. These infections have the potential to cause serious complications and you may find that sitting out a few competitions is the least of your worries. Information like this is enough for anyone to take serious action in keeping themselves and their MMA gear clean and protected. The use of Clear Gear Sports Spray to treat your MMA gear is vital as it is specially designed to kill illness causing germs, viruses and bacteria. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) recommends that athletes, doctors and health care professionals take precautions in preventing the spread of infectious diseases.
The following are some suggestions to help stop the spread of infectious illnesses and diseases in MMA:
All of your MMA gear, as well as training areas and lockers, should be regularly treated with Clear Gear Sports Spray. At Clear Gear, we understand that the goal of playing is to compete and enjoy yourself. Don’t hold yourself back with a preventable and painful illness. Use Clear Gear Sports Spray and keep on playing.