UFCThe Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books.
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Why do so many fighters take fights on short notice?
A loss in the cage these days could easily mean losing a title shot or having to work back from the bottom of the ladder. Knowing this, why do so many fighters take fights on short notice? Why not try and come in 100%?
Fighters don't get many chances in the octagon, and careers in this sport aren't very long, so why not maximize your chances of success by refusing to fight on short notice?
I'm also sure there are plenty of fighters that say no. I doubt Rogan or Goldie report everyone who has rejected to take a fight on short notice. Therefore, I'm sure you mostly just hear about fighters who take fights on short notice and not fighters who deny these fights.
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If they lose, they always get credit for taking the fight on short notice. The possibility of positive impact on the fighter's career is greater than negative, unless he/she gets steamrolled. If the fight is a big opportunity, and they win or at least make an impression, it's automatic exposure.
Well as many people have said already, it involves a few things. Obviously money is an issue. You have a nice paycheck with a potential bonus a lot sooner than the fighter would initially get payed for a fight longer down the road. You get more respect in the eyes of Dana and Joe and you get better opportunities. So that's just a few reasons I guess.