Albuquerque, NM (March 26, 2014) has partnered with the , with the support of the Pueblo of Pojoaque Athletic Commission (PPAC), to offer IV rehydration therapy to fighters following weigh-ins for . This one of a kind program is being offered by the Echo Group, a New Mexico based Medical Resource Company, to ensure combat sports athletes are well hydrated prior to competition. Licensed EMS staff will be on hand at the weigh-in event on March 28, for fighters who wish to take advantage of the service.
When it comes to IV rehydration, the neutral saline and electrolyte solution goes directly to where the body needs it, as soon as it is administered. The rehydration process is faster and the body absorbs most of the nutrients. stated Elliott Guinn, President and CEO of the . Studies show that dehydration increases pain, decreases coordination and focusing. IV rehydration decreases that, especially since a fighter has about 24 hours before their fight, which is not much time. We want to make sure the fighters are well hydrated, safely, before they enter the cage.”
Trained, certified EMS professionals from the will be on hand to manage the IV rehydration process following the Triple A MMA V: Redemption at the Rock Weigh-in event. The weigh-ins are open to the public and will take place at 2:00 PM/MST, on Friday, March 28 at Camel Rock Casino inside The Rock Showroom (17486A Hwy 84/285 Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87506).
About Triple A MMA:
Triple A MMA is a professional Mixed Martial Arts company which strives to achieve the very best in combat sports value and opportunity. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Triple A MMA currently operates and hosts professional and amateur mixed martial arts events, both locally and in several States across the country. Triple A MMA differentiates itself from other MMA organizations by giving fighters the opportunity to take the next step into one of the largest MMA organizations in the world today. The Triple A MMA athletes forge their own path to the big leagues with our unique and one of a kind Win To Get In events. We give our athletes more than just another fight, we give them a fighting chance and opportunity in the growing competitive sport of Mixed Martial Arts!
About Echo Group, LLC:
The Echo Group is a licensed and fully certified Emergency Medical Resource Company able to provide advanced life support emergency medical care. Under the Medical Direction of Dr. Thomas Wulf, MD, Echo Group LLC is able to offer IV re-hydration therapy to athletes. The experienced staff of Paramedics, Registered Nurses, EMTs and Physicians at the Echo Group ensures that they are able to provide the safest, most effective way to re-hydrate. We strive to provide our clients with effective medical treatment and training possible. For more information please contact Echo Group at or visit .