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tonyb 09-20-2012 09:57 PM

Is the 2012 injury meltdown permanent or just a phase?
 
Does anyone here imagine, this could become "just how the game is", in the same way that boxing is basically a guaranteed frustration for different reasons. will we just accept that over half the great fights arent going to happen?

we all seem to assume its just bad luck.

people mention the insurance, and thats one explanation, but surely the bigger question is...how long can it continue for?






Fedornumber1! 09-20-2012 10:09 PM

Honestly, last year was injury plagued the year b4 and b4, its just that were always so anxious to see the next great fight and then it gets canceled so we over react. Look at threads ;ast year, there were shit loads of injuries so its no different

Hammerlock2.0 09-21-2012 01:52 AM

This whole thing has been going on since before UFC 100, it's just worse now.

marcthegame 09-21-2012 05:06 AM

To me it's the same as it was 4-6 years ago, the only differences now is with the increase frequency of events it just highlighted more. Look at the stats of events:
2012-31 events this year
2011-27
2010-24
2009-20
2008-20

Realistically they could spread out fights more and we would not notice the hits. For example after UFC 148 they were 4 events prior to tmr's fight. Then you have another 2 events and a PPV in less than a month's spam from Jones vs Vitor. To me the main problem leading into the future is they don't have enough star power to make every PPV marketable.

osmium 09-21-2012 06:01 AM

Most fighters at the top level will eventually smarten up and realize over-training and injuring yourself before a fight isn't a way to make money or win fights. You will always have the fluke injuries some of these have been.

ClydebankBlitz 09-21-2012 08:36 AM

I don't mean to be a dick (lies), but were you actually expecting answers for this?

Rauno 09-21-2012 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marcthegame (Post 1628409)
To me it's the same as it was 4-6 years ago, the only differences now is with the increase frequency of events it just highlighted more. Look at the stats of events:
2012-31 events this year
2011-27
2010-24
2009-20
2008-20

Realistically they could spread out fights more and we would not notice the hits. For example after UFC 148 they were 4 events prior to tmr's fight. Then you have another 2 events and a PPV in less than a month's spam from Jones vs Vitor. To me the main problem leading into the future is they don't have enough star power to make every PPV marketable.

This really makes sense. :thumbsup:

locnott 09-21-2012 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marcthegame (Post 1628409)
To me it's the same as it was 4-6 years ago, the only differences now is with the increase frequency of events it just highlighted more. Look at the stats of events:
2012-31 events this year
2011-27
2010-24
2009-20
2008-20

Realistically they could spread out fights more and we would not notice the hits. For example after UFC 148 they were 4 events prior to tmr's fight. Then you have another 2 events and a PPV in less than a month's spam from Jones vs Vitor. To me the main problem leading into the future is they don't have enough star power to make every PPV marketable.

This is the answer^^^^.
also the fact that 151 was a huge title fight, injury was very close to the fight night and the card was scratched really put focus on injuries..imo

tonyb 09-21-2012 10:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by locnott (Post 1628468)
This is the answer^^^^.
also the fact that 151 was a huge title fight, injury was very close to the fight night and the card was scratched really put focus on injuries..imo

nah. its obviously insurance.

tonyb 09-21-2012 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ClydebankBlitz (Post 1628449)
I don't mean to be a dick (lies), but were you actually expecting answers for this?

im pleasantly surprised they have discovered electricity in your part of the world. now go home and beat up your wife.


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