I’m not sure if this is the correct forum to post this, but I just needed to get the opinions of all of the combat/MMA fighters on something. I currently work as an athletic trainer in the collegiate setting and on the side have assisted with a few professional MMA fighters in terms of injury prevention and recovery from specific injuries.
I had recently been contacted by a group who is trying to establish an association that would help provide benefits to MMA fighters, one of those benefits being medical health insurance.
Of the professional MMA fighters I have interacted with, most, if not all, do not have some sort of personal medical insurance, and the only medical support they receive are for injuries sustained while fighting in an event for an organization. I was curious as to those on this forum who train for professional fights, or even those who just train for leisure, who has personal medical health insurance?
If you would like to help, post if you do or do not have health insurance and if you fight professionally or just train for the enjoyment. Any other information you can give on what you feel would benefit MMA/combat athletes from the medical field would be great too. I am supposed to have a phone conversation regarding this issue in the next week or so, so any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!