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    Report: Jordan Parsons the first MMA fighter to be diagnosed with CTE

    by Marc Raimondi @marc_raimondi Oct 20, 2016, 10:30p

    Jordan Parsons, the late Bellator fighter, is the first MMA competitor to ever be publicly diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to a report Thursday in the Boston Globe.

    Dr. Bennet Omalu informed the Globe of Parsons' diagnosis. Omalu is a forensic pathologist who first found CTE in a pro football player in 2003 and a pro wrestler in 2007.

    CTE is a progressive degenerative brain disease found in those who have had severe or repeated blows to the head. Colloquially, it has been known as "punch drunk." CTE can only be officially diagnosed through direct tissue examination post mortem.
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    Hardly surprising, being hit in the head leads to CTE, no getting away from that fact.
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