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Old 12-16-2013, 06:37 PM   #31
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Are you kidding? I'd make them fight three times a year. It would make the cards more stacked.

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Old 12-16-2013, 06:40 PM   #32
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Most UFC champs fight twice year at most. In that sense, they have an equal or lighter work load than most of the contenders they face.

Being on top is a big pressure. Most champs don't remain champ for more than a few defenses, so it's usually not a big deal. All time greats like GSP and Silva tire under the pressure after many years of being on top.
They have a lot more promotional commitments not just for the UFC, but their local media will be hounding them all the time. This cuts into their training time, and I believe at this elite level, a champion has to train more than all other competitors or he will not be champion long.

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Old 12-16-2013, 06:47 PM   #33
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Yeah because GSP fighting once a year must have been real hard for him

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Old 12-16-2013, 07:50 PM   #34
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They have the lightest fight schedule, because who they fight revolves around what contenders do.

They have more media obligations and stuff.

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Old 12-16-2013, 08:26 PM   #36
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"The most difficult part about fighting is the training, because..believe it or not the easy part of fighting is the fighting. A month before the fight the only thing i think about is just training. Constantly training. I enjoy it but it gets sometimes boring, because it is just constantly repetitious. Over and over the same thing over and over."
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:42 PM   #37
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Yeah because GSP fighting once a year must have been real hard for him
To be fair, GSP has fought more than once in every year of his career except 2011 and 2012. He fought once in the first half of 2011 and was injured, out for a year and then scheduled a fight and fought late in 2012. Barring that injury, he has never had a one fight year.

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