Posted by meier
I dont criticize him for doing so. everyone needs a refreshing everynow and then. yes he doesnt fight but about twice or three times a year but the training is what he is most likely taking a break from. fights(3 times a year, 3 or 5 rounds, 15 to 25 min. a fight) training (7 days a week, 8 hours a day) so yea he may be burned out.
Well, I never pegged Anderson as the type that trains his butt off in between fights. Also, I can't remember the last time he fought 3 times in one year. On top of that, he typically doesn't even make it to the third round unless he is purposely dragging it out (outside of the first fight with Sonnen). He typically takes around 6 months between fights. I don't have a big problem with that when there isn't a fight to be made, but I feel like there is one.
Now, he has been fighting for years and years, but again, he hasn't been fighting a lot or having a lot of wars. Even though he has lived in the US, I don't think he has adopted Thanksgiving. Forgive my ignorance, but do Brazilians have some national holiday during the last half of the year where they eat a lot? Maybe that is the motivation around not wanting to fight until sometime next year. Having to watch your weight during the holidays would be hell.