Oct 26, 2013; Atlantic City, NJ, USA; Bernard Hopkins (black/green trunks) and Karo Murat (white/gold trunks) box during their IBF Light Heavyweight title bout at Boardwalk Hall. Hopkins won via unanimous decision. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

John McCain and Harry Reid donate to brain trauma research

Senators John McCain and Harry Reid have announced their support for a study into brain trauma research in boxing and mixed martial arts.

The senators, both former boxers,  have joined forces to commt $600,000 to the Cleveland Clinic’s Lou Ruvo Centre for Brain Heath in Las Vegas, according to the BBC. The Centre’s study is focused on increasing the level of understanding of the effects  repeated blows to the head have on the brain.

Among the nearly 400 fighters, both active and retired, to have enrolled in the study is former middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins.

“You want to know the risks. God forbid if I was diagnosed with something 10-15 years ago, then I got a choice to make. Do I want to enjoy the rest of my life with my kids or do I want to continue to fight for myself and to walk around the rest of my life as a vegetable?”

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  • AZ WI

    Probably McCain donated his wife’s money. McCain is a blood thirsty old fool. If he’s not pushing for wars and bombings with the senseless bloodshed that goes along with McCain’s lust for wars. He’s enjoying two human beings beating each other silly. What a sicko McCain is, talk about a lust for blood!