Alot of people like to bring up that head trauma leads to depression and other neurological probelms a good example is many studies they do on suicidial palyers in the nfl. I for some reason just speculation though believe that chokes are pretty bad for you as well.
For starters every mma athlete that i have come across in my life is dpressed and down about their life to some extent, some may not be but in my experience i have met alot that are pretty down abotu the way their lvies are going(ufc vets and pride vets included) So it is not an issue of a poor career.
Another thing that is unrelated but i notice that alot of blackbelts that i hae met seem to age very very fast, ive met numerous guys who have been doing jiu jitsu their whole lvies and are like 35 and have all gray hair which leads me to believe chokes have a real negative effect ont he body.
I am just speculating for the most part but i am real curious about this matter and would like to hear your insight.
Also if anyone has any good literatur ethey can bring to the table i would lvoe to read some facts regarding this matter
Sorry for the FRAT but i believe this is something worth the read and discussion