In your opinion, how often should a champion defend their belt?

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  1. Touch of Death Killashaw!

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    Twice a year?
    Three times a year?

    Aldo defended his belt 9 times in just under 5 years.
    Jones defended his belt 8 times in just under 4 years.
    GSP defended 9 times in just under 6 years.
    DJ has defended 11 times in just under 5 years.

    Anderson Silva is more difficult as he took on other fights that were not title defenses but since winning the belt against Rich Franklin, he fought 14 times in 8 years till his last successful defense against Bonnar.
     
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    Twice a year would be perfect. Would allow some time for legitimate challengers to emerge.
     
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  3. bootsy and elsewhere

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    Once a year minimum or automatic strip.
     
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    Thrice a fortnight.
     
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    If theirs contenders, 3 times a year assuming no injuries. Injuries obviously need time to heal
     
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    Twice a day
     
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    I see no issues with twice a year
     
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    once a year or strip.
     
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    Not trying to avoid your question semantically, but the first thing that came to my mind was at least 3 times every 2 years.
     
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    Every 6 months 8 months max imo
     
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    Twice a year if fights go the distance otherwise if you have first round KO's 3 times a year.
     
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    At least twice a year, if possible.
     
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    two title defences a year plus a showcase fight to add to their highlight reel like when anderson beat forest or fedor beating zulu
     
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    At least twice a year.
     
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    Twice a year.
     
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    Preferabl twice a year but the only guys that seem to keep that pace are woodley and DC. Hopefully Holloway does too.

    ...stipe too but he went awhile up until ngannou
     
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    Defend once a year minimum but shoild be able to have none title figths also
     
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    ideally, at least twice a year.
     
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  19. Harmonica Strong, silent type

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    Every single day until he loses.
     
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    This is wrong, tune up or showcase fights should not exist
     
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