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Old 12-12-2009, 02:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What's up with all the fighter injuries?

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I'm starting to wonder if modern day fighters are pulling out with hang nails. I understand that people get injured during training, but Lord, it got borderline ridiculous three or four injuries ago. Where are all of these fighters I hear about who go into a fight with broken bones, tears, and so forth? I should be more understanding, and I appreciate what these boys go through, but it's starting to get annoying, lol.
This post in a different thread got me thinking of fighter injuries. Do you guys think that fighters are getting more money through sponsorships and fights that now they don't need to fight all the time even with injuries? Or has training gotten so much more intense that they are suffering these injuries on a more consistent basis. Is training not being done right? Wrong conditioning? Pushed too hard?

I'd like everyone's opinion but especially from those who fight.

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Old 12-12-2009, 02:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This isnt a career where you put your life on the line only for one fight, you have your whole life to think over. If you have a injury and go into the fight and make it worse, then you might not be the same fighter you were or it will take even longer to heal. and there is a risk of just doing very poorly because of that injury not getting anything out of it, or for the lesser names, getting cut.

if you get injured early in training camp and dont go into the fight fully prepared, your most likely gonna get your ass whooped. and that could possibly even result in more injuries
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Old 12-12-2009, 02:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i for one think fighters shouldnt fight unless they 90% + each fight

i hate when after the fight they say oh i had this and that going into the fight cough tito cough and even my hero machida going into a fight with a damaged hand

at the moment i think its just been a spell of bad luck as injuries are inevitable
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I'm not questioning their heart or reasons to not fight. I agree with the fact that they should look after their future. My question is, why the spell of injuries? What is causing all these injuries the past few months?
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I'm not questioning their heart or reasons to not fight. I agree with the fact that they should look after their future. My question is, why the spell of injuries? What is causing all these injuries the past few months?
bad luck possibly winter? i always get ill in winter
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I'm not questioning their heart or reasons to not fight. I agree with the fact that they should look after their future. My question is, why the spell of injuries? What is causing all these injuries the past few months?
I would say the most plausible answer is overtraining.

Notice we never hear about some fighters (Rashad, BJ, Guida) getting injuries that sit them out for months...they train smart. Too much focus on weight/powerlifting can have damaging results, as you become sluggish and stress you joints twice as much.

people forget, no matter how much you train your body to take damage and more massive, heavy objects...the human body still has a threshold
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We shouldn't forget, that this is a very rough Sport. Actually i am very suprised that there aren't any more serious injuries.

Makes me always wonder how capable the human body is.

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This post in a different thread got me thinking of fighter injuries. Do you guys think that fighters are getting more money through sponsorships and fights that now they don't need to fight all the time even with injuries? Or has training gotten so much more intense that they are suffering these injuries on a more consistent basis. Is training not being done right? Wrong conditioning? Pushed too hard?

I'd like everyone's opinion but especially from those who fight.
I train 7 times a week, 3 times jiu-jitsu, twice wrestling and 2 gym. I have also boxed and trained MMA in the past and im looking to start fighting in about 3 years after I finish Uni. All I can say is I pick up little injuries all the time that hamper training and occasional mediocre injuries that leave me sidelined for a week or 2. Ive had a bad elbow and a bad back for about 6 months, they refuse to heal properly as I keep training on them. The point im making is injuries happen when you train to fight, it is just coincidence that a lot of big names have got injured this year.
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