What would you think is the most dangerous sport in the world? Many people would point to MMA fights in particular, where two skilled fighters face off in the ring and pummel each other. But, they would be wrong.
While 4 people have died in sanctioned fights since 2001, this does not even compare to the casualty rate in many other sports. With far less injuries and a far more controlled environment, for trained fighters it’s safer to step into the ring than to strap into some scuba gear!
If MMA doesn’t top the list, what are the most dangerous sports out there? Ranging from popular group sports to extreme feats of daring, we’ve put together a list of sports that might make you reconsider your athletic career and have a far steeper death rate than MMA. Some of these entries may surprise you!