How do you gas out in the first round?!

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  1. quantiqus Green Belt

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    I understand that some fighters have better cardio than others.
    I understand that it's very difficult to go for 5 rounds in a cage fight.

    But how can you gas, as a professional fighter, in the first rounds, after 3 or 4 minutes of fighting?

    You have camps.
    You do trainings.
    You have coaches.
    You have experience in the fighting field.

    And stil, you gas.

    PS: I am not talking about guys like Kimbo or Dada.
     
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    If you blow your wad right away( @Wadtucket where you at homie),then you will gas!
     
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    USADA, 2.5 years not fighting, new sport and yada yada
     
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    Ask Conor.

    He gasses out in the 2nd and is an experienced MMA fighter with 20+ fights under his belt.
     
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    Luis Santos was thiiiiiiiiiiiissssssssssss close to beating Askren.
     
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    Lord I always feel terrible about laughing at this
     
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    On the professional level I'm not quite sure, you would think fighters would recognize how vital it is to have good cardio.

    A friend who was a decent boxer once told me that everyone has a pace, and if you fight at your pace you won't get tired.
     
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    I don't always think fighters gas, some guys need to get a second wind, I'm like this in every run, I start strong have a bit where I need to grit my teeth then pull it back.
    Not to mention did you see the amount of bombs he was throwing, he wasn't doing Diaz taps.
     
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    If not them, their coaches.

    I assume you can improve that pace, though.
     
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    Can it be summarized into "effects of weight cut"?
     
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    I think a lot of gassing is a byproduct of anxiety.

    If you’re winning by a large or comfortable margin, you seem to use your gas efficiently, but once a weak minded fighter encounters resistance, they start panic breathing.

    Of course, some talented fighters simply lack the proper genetics like those who lack brains or muscle etc.
     
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    Wow it took 2 replies before the dumb USADA response.

    Gassing out happens in other sports too so it's normal. Middle distance runners fading on the last lap or final straight you even see it in 400m races where they go too hard and die in the last 100m. You see it in swimming and track cycling as well.

    Whether it's conditioning, nerves, pacing, adrenaline or genetics as has already been mentioned, you can never really tell.
     
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    Sometimes the first round is like a sprint. You can only sprint for so long.

    Go hit a punching bag with repeated rights and lefts nonstop as fast as you can for as long as you can.

    Even if you are a world class athlete you can only explode 100% for so long.

    Fighting is unlike any other sport. There are so many different positions and techniques and situations that can quickly exhaust a fighter.

    Also, taking damage slows you down as well. Blows to the head and body can additionally suck your wind
     
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    Most mma camps are 6 weeks and they don't run like boxers

    Also mma fighters cut a lot of weight
     
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    I'm pretty sure the human body can only sustain absolute full effort (i.e. 100% intensity) for 20-30 seconds.

    You will literally have to slow down at that point.
     
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    It has nothing to do with running. Can we drop the running broscience bullshit?

    One guy mentions that Conor doesn't do running for his conditioning, and all of a sudden sherdog is replete with exercise scientists telling us that the only way to build cardio is through running.

    It's completely untrue.
     
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    Doing tiring stuff makes you tired
     
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    One of the biggest reasons is probably because of the weight cut. Other reasons might be because of adrenaline dumps, going hard for the finish but failing to do so, being pressured, anxious or overwhelmed.

    Maybe some fighters might just not focus on cardio or not really bother pushing themselves in that department which would be pretty dumb.

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    one of the reasons why mma fighters are looked at as D level athletes
     
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