Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a combat sport where almost anything goes. Contestants use several fighting techniques at their disposal, including kicking, punching, leg sweeps, and grappling. For that reason, it is a sport where a lot of injuries occur, but do the fighters feel pain while being kicked, punched, and thrown by their opponents in the cage?
MMA fighters do feel pain, maybe even more than most people realize. However, this heightened sensory perception can be of great advantage for the veteran fighter. They have not only developed a tolerance for it but have honed the skills necessary for devising strategies to deal with it.