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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-23-2008, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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How big of an issue is age in mma. There are guys like randy and nog who it doesn't seem to be an issue. But are we going to be seeing all these young fighters for another fifteen years? and is the "layoff" of big fights for Fedor going to affect his fighting if it lasts another two years or so?

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How big of an issue is age in mma. There are guys like randy and nog who it doesn't seem to be an issue. But are we going to be seeing all these young fighters for another fifteen years? and is the "layoff" of big fights for Fedor going to affect his fighting if it lasts another two years or so?

Well for starters, Nog is only 32 years old. He isn't necessarily old. With proper training and nutrition, anyone can beat age. You are definitely not going to see a lot of people fighting in the Octagon/MMA when they are 45 years old, though.

Fedor just fought Sylvia, which was not a low-level fight. Sylvia is a dangerous fighter. He is also fighting Arlovski very soon. Fedor will get some more big fights in the near future, as well. He will be fine.
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I think it depends on your skill level and fighting style. Someone who relies on power and explosion may have to adapt their style as they get older or it just wont work. Someone like randy who's game is all about control and technique it works for him. Obviously, him being in phenomonal shape doesnt hurt. GSP is a very skilled fighter but I just dont see him being able to fight into his forties but he relies on athleticism so much, i wouldnt say relies but uses it so much. Not to say he wants to fight into his forties but I just think it would be tougher for him than someone like randy due to style
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I guess when you think of almost all other professional sports, age drastically affects participants. Like 32 is old for most other sports, but I guess being able to adapt beyond athleticism is something that is unique to mma and pretty sweet knowing that you'll be able to watch these guys for a long time.

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How big of an issue is age in mma. There are guys like randy and nog who it doesn't seem to be an issue.
Nog?? He just turned 32, how can you consider him old?
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Nog just looks old because he's taken some damage to his face. Like was mentioned, I don't think the bigger guys are going to be able to fight for nearly as long as Randy. I think someone like Brock probably has 5 more years of fighting left.



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Age is more of an issue than you guys seem to making it out to be. If there's one thing I've noticed is that MMA fighters (almost) always look older than they are. Clearly their lifestyle is taking a toll. I'm not saying that they should be retiring at 35, but yes, it has an influence on them.

As for Fedor, I wouldn't worry about him.

No, seriously, if there's one thing I'm not gonna do anytime, is be worried. About Fedor.
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Nog just looks old because he's taken some damage to his face.
Nog is the oldest 32 year old in the world.




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Age will always have a little factor on almost everything a person does.
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