AKAs Javier Mendez: We’ve reduced our injury rate by ‘almost over 50 percent’

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  1. Verace Gold Belt

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    https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/9/...injury-rate-aka-by-almost-50-percent-mma-news

    “It is the nature of the sport,” Mendez told BJPenn.com Radio. “You know, there’s a lot of injuries involved in the sport. It’s not something that we have mastered yet, but I’ll tell you what, it is something that we’ve gotten better at.”

    “Well little simple things, from having the guys talk to me when they don’t want to spar. They have issues with their girlfriend or their family, you know, they didn’t get enough sleep, or they have a little injury,” Mendez said. “I want them to point it out to me. I want them to tell me what’s going on. So this way I’ll say, ‘okay, you’re just boxing today or okay, you’re not sparring today.’”

    “Let me tell you something. Our injury rate has dropped almost over 50 percent.”

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    Also: "Well little simple things, from having the guys talk to me when they don’t want to spar. They have issues with their girlfriend or their family, you know, they didn’t get enough sleep, or they have a little injury,"

    This wasnt standard? So he was sending people into sparring sessions nomatter what before?
    Im not surprised that improved the injury rates, motherfuckers!
     
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    lmao this was literally the first thing i though too when i saw the headlines
     
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    He just jinxed 229...or did he?

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    How about having them lift under the supervision of someone who actually knows what they are doing you crack pot
     
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    Cain left the gym and Khabib and Rockhold are part time members.
     
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    If Khabib wasn't training at AKA, I wouldn't be worried about him pulling out.
     
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    Good job Javier. All it took was for you to butcher the career of the most promising heavyweight in a generation. Congrats.
     
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    That accounts for almost over 50% of their injuries right there
     
  15. HNIC215 Semper Fidelis...

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    Injuries happen everywhere, at every gym... it is inevitable.

    If you look at all the killers who train at AKA and how competitive they are with each other during training... it is understandable.
     
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    I doubt they replace Khabib of he gets injured or misses weight. They'd postpone the fight most likely. If Conor gets injured, Ferg will replace him.
     
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    Having 2 of your best fighters out for nearly 2 years (each) in their primes is absolutely avoidable so kindly shut the fuck up
     
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    Almost over 50 %? But´even 50.00000000000000001% is over right?

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    This thread got brutal fast.

    I will say I think it's good AKA seemed to take the issue seriously. Better late than never I guess. It is kind of disconcerting to see how unprofessionally some of these gyms train their fighters.
     

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