“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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