CAGE WARRIORS Fighting Championship continues to focus on fighter safety and raising standards within mixed martial arts in Europe. Going forward, we will subsequently introduce mandatory blood-testing for all of our fighters.
“It has been recommended for many years now that all individuals who may potentially be exposed to blood in their profession, such as doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers, as well as police officers and firemen, should be tested for infections like HIV, Hepatitis B and C, and also be vaccinated against Hep B,” said Cage Warriors medical adviser Dr Rashid.
“Full contact sports are another important area where this should be considered and this is why the British Boxing Board of Control, as well as the UFC, introduced mandatory testing for all their fighters.
“This is a very simple and effective way of minimising one of the risks faced by individuals who take up full contact sports and I wholeheartedly support the Cage Warriors team in their efforts to introduce testing for their fighters.”
Patrick Vickers, Director of Talent Relations at Cage Warriors, added: “”
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