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Dana White Talks Recent Injuries – Fighters Need to Tone It Down and Stop Hurting Each Other

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Brian Stann, Thiago Alves, Jon Fitch, Vitor Belfort, Dominick Cruz, Michael Bisping and now Jose Aldo.

That’s just a partial list of the names that have recently fallen off of UFC fight cards due to injuries, and it seems like it keeps growing by the day.

While injuries are nothing new to the sport, lately the problem has caused more and more major fights to be scrapped and cards changed due to fighters not being able to stay healthy.

The most recent changes caused a brand new main event to be made for UFC on Fox 4 in August, but at this point UFC President Dana White and matchmaker Joe Silva are just expecting the unexpected every time their phones ring.

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Post #1   6/10/12 2:01:44PM   

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It's no longer financially smart to fight through injuries.

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Post #2   6/10/12 2:03:29PM   

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Posted by Kpro

It's no longer financially smart to fight through injuries.

You're right Kpro, especially now that they're covered by insurance

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Post #3   6/10/12 2:08:43PM   

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Even with the injuries IMO its not Danas place to tell them to tone it down.


These guys train hard to try and win fights. They don't get hurt on purpose.



Basketball, football, track and field, baseball. Practice like they are playing the game.


Their not tying to get hurt on purpose is all I'm saying

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Posted by prophecy033


Posted by Kpro

It's no longer financially smart to fight through injuries.

You're right Kpro, especially now that they're covered by insurance



and with the frequency of cards now they don't have to worry about being sidelined for as long as they used to after they heal up

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Post #5   6/10/12 3:34:50PM   

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Guys should start coving themselves in bubblewrap when they train.

Post #6   6/10/12 3:53:46PM   

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Dana is proposing a new UFC training suit for all fighters.


Post #7   6/10/12 4:11:16PM   

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Posted by george112
Basketball, football, track and field, baseball. Practice like they are playing the game.


one athlete disagrees

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Posted by Bubbles


Posted by george112
Basketball, football, track and field, baseball. Practice like they are playing the game.


one athlete disagrees









Hahahaha I was thinking of Iverson when I posted that

Props to you sir for reading my mind

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Post #9   6/10/12 4:26:33PM   

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Post #10   6/10/12 4:27:27PM   

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Ive seen alot of talk about injuries lately, but I think if you're truly an mma fan you'll watch regardless of whos fighting. Some people are complaining about too many cards, which I dont understand. If you think mma is oversaturated, just watch the PPVs or something.

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Dana is proposing a new UFC training suit for all fighters.



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Post #12   6/10/12 6:17:45PM   

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I don't know....

I train with a lot of fighters and there are definitely some guys who could heed this advice.

Training is not a fight. You don't need to try and kill your training partners.

There's a young fighter at my gym who refuses to tap no matter what. On one occasion I had him in a kimura with the back of his hand touching the back of his head (he refused to tap.) I decided to be nice and let it go before his shoulder tore or his arm broke. But there are many people who would have applied even harder to punish him for not tapping.

Ego and pride have no place in training IMO. Those two human flaws are usually the reason for injuries.

Post #13   6/11/12 9:34:10PM