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Nevada Athletic Commission To Mandate Brain Testing For Fighters

Fighters with a license to compete in Nevada will need to undergo frequent neurological testing.

That's according to the Nevada Athletic Commission, which is to make that announcement today,

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports testing will begin this summer, and will not cost fighters anything.

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The UFC's chief operating officer has spoken out in favor of the new regulation.

Casey Morell is the coordinating producer of Nevada Public Radio's flagship broadcast State of Nevada and one of the station's midday newscast announcers. (He's also been interviewed by Jimmy Fallon, whatever that's worth.)