Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Performance-Enhancing Surgery Comes to MMA

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In the video here, Las Vegas plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Stiles takes us inside the surgery he performed on former UFC fighter Phil Baroni. But as Stiles explains, operating on Baroni's nose really wasn't plastic surgery -- he wasn't just trying to make Baroni more handsome.

Instead, Stiles was fixing what he called "a functional deformity," and he said the surgery "will result in better breathing for Phil" and "enhance his ability to train."

In other words, this isn't cosmetic surgery. This is performance-enhancing surgery. And it may become commonplace for mixed martial artists.


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