By r4m3v151t0R. sport. At Wednesday, December 18th 2019, 16:16:30 PM.
Mixed Martial Arts has made the successful leap from underground circuits to mainstream sports. It can thank the Ultimate Fighting Championships for that. The UFC has placed MMA in the global map and its helped MMA become one of the fastest growing sports in America.
Few athletes in American history have ever been as victimized by the system as Hawkins was. In 1961, while Hawkins was a freshman at Iowa and ineligible to play on the Hawkeyes varsity team due to NCAA regulations at the time, a humongous college betting scandal erupted and Hawkins was kicked out of school.
Numerous studies dating back to the 1990s had documented the physical and mental toll concussions were taking on football players at all levels. One of the studies inspired the movie Concussion, released nationwide in 2015.