Originally Posted by Canadian Psycho
Don't take this the wrong way, but what a load of absolute and baseless bunk. We've seen plenty of fighters finally come into their own in their 30s. There's hardly a steadfast rule.
physically, genetically yeah it pretty much is a steadfast rule in Hockey, Football, Basketball and mma because it's how the body works.
Maybe a fighter such as Couture can reach his skill peak past 29, but physically the body starts to decline once you get past 29. It's pretty common knowledge and Joe Rogan even mentioned it once explicitly like I just said. It's comical really, the hatred thrown at me for something that's scientific fact. Maybe a fighter will learn a new technique in training or add something to his diet that actually makes him stronger past 29 but the rule is a pretty common reality, it's why hockey teams don't like trading for guys over 29. Sure you can do things to placate the effect but you can't reverse evolution or overcome genetics (unless you take hgh)