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View Poll Results: Is the 2012 injury meltdown permanent or just a phase?
Its just bad luck. this cant go on forever 4 21.05%
"Expect more cancellations" is the new "business as usual" 15 78.95%
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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-20-2012, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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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?





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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-20-2012, 11:09 PM
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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

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




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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.

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

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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.

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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
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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.
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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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