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Some fighters do covertly use "pharmacological pain management interventions",
Some fighters may be masochistic-types who get an endogenous-opioid-high from getting a beating.
I'm agree, but despite of these pharmacological and self selection biases, contact sports athletes do develop a higher pain tolerance and effective pain coping strategies under a sportive context. Developing these traits, at least physiologically, may influence cognition in some way according to a 5E enactive pain approach, which points out that "brain activity influences, … but is in turn influenced by, physical activity taking place in other parts ofthe organism (such as the endocrine and immune systems) ... This includes the way the body is felt, visualized, and positioned."
Colombetti, G. (2017). The embodied and situated nature ofmoods. Philosophia., 45, 1437–1451.
Stilwell, P., & Harman, K. (2019). An enactive approach to pain: beyond the biopsychosocial model. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 18(4), 637-665.
Thornton, C., Sheffield, D., & Baird, A. (2017). A longitudinal exploration of pain tolerance and participation in contact sports. Scandinavian journal of pain, 16(1), 36-44.