Hi everyone My question is will sparring 3 times a week give me significant brain damage in like my iq dropping some points. I plan on going to mma training for atleast 6 months and maximum one year. I have went before and have gotten hit on the head about 3 times each training. Only one of them hurt a bit (cross to the nose). If so would it make a difference if I only sparred twice a week or is once better (I know less is better but is it going to make a significant difference) ? Sparring is 10 rounds. 5 is pure boxing other 5 mma. I could ask in the mma rounds to mainly do grappling but I cant assure it, so let's go with I'm also getting possibly hit in those 5 mma rounds. I know this is a boxing forum but my mma gym is mainly boxing and a bit of grappling almost no kickboxing, atleast no kicks to the head.