White: Fighters need to tone it down, stop hurting each other in training

by Damon Martin | source: mmaweekly.com

“I’m numb to it now,” UFC President Dana White told Fuel TV on Friday night. “Last year when the stuff started happening it was devastating. Now, I’ve chalked it up to this is part of the business, part of the deal.”

The hard charging nature of all MMA fighters is part of what makes this sport great, but their never-say-die attitude also carries over into the training room, and White believes that’s also part of the problem.

The MMA ‘super camp’ is a big reason why some fighters are as successful as they are. Working with other top-notch athletes pushes a fighter to the next level, but it also increases the risk for injury because even though it’s not a fight, no one wants to give up an inch in the training room.

“I think what’s happening too and me and Joe Silva were talking about this tonight, you have so many talented guys out there now all in the same camp, going at it like they’re fighting for the title, these guys need to tone it down in training a bit and stop hurting each other,” said White.

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bignightmare site profile image  

6/13/12 12:23 AM by bignightmare

I am concerned if they arent finding the groove and building at 3 weeks out. Thats just my feeling. I think you need a guy to have confidence under him for at least 2 weeks and the last week is used to make weight not train real hard so you pretty much need them to find it at 3 weeks out.

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6/12/12 5:31 PM by blacksamurai

Lol @ intelligent design

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6/12/12 5:29 PM by blacksamurai

How many weeks or days out from the fight night should the building back up process start in your opinion a week or 2?

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6/12/12 5:24 PM by blacksamurai

Not sure about that as every camp has a journeyman juice monkey training partner that has to go hard with the UFC vet to prove a point and ends up hurting him in the process...

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6/12/12 4:59 PM by blacksamurai

The first sparring sessions they should stream is Hector Lombard vs Thiago Silva at ATT or Lombard kill some nobody at blokayo

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6/12/12 11:12 AM by kevsh

You had player's blindsiding each other ... in practice? We are talking about practice?(said in Allen Iverson's press conference voice)

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6/12/12 12:45 AM by UGCTT_molsonmuscle360

 Hockey age groups are named.  Mites is 7 and under, Novice 9, Atom 11, Pee-wee 13, Bantam 15 and Midget 17.

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6/11/12 11:04 PM by yellow wrkahlc

Not the case at all.Anyone can put two and two together. Last week, UFC had one of it's worst weeks, injury-wise. Without that insurance policy in place, I can guarantee you that 80% of them would have remained on the card they were scheduled for.Preparing for a fight is very intense. But, now that this policy is in place, fighters are "playing it safe" with minor injuries. I'm not doubting the toughness of these guys, as I'm sure their backing out to preserve their future in the sport. I just hate seeing them bow out of major fights like this.

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6/11/12 10:58 PM by UGCTT_THE Kevin Chandler

Okay, I kept rereading this and have to ask.  Is this a typo, or is Midget some place that you've played hockey? My mind's bottled as a motherfucker right now.

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6/11/12 10:57 PM by OUTCOLD

amazing how many guys here who have no idea about fight training.