Do fighters modify their training schedule for late night fights?

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  1. Ottawaguy

    Ottawaguy Gold Belt

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    Serious question.

    The main event sometimes kick off around midnight or so. Do fighters who are scheduled to fight that late adjust their schedule to incorporate late night training in the weeks leading to the fight? I know athletes who go to bed fairly early on most days, so having to compete at a time when they are normally asleep would not seem optimal.
     
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    Any smart athlete or team will do whatever they can to give themselves any advantage they can get.

    Germany building a training complex in Brazil before the last World Cup to get acclimated.

    Training at sea level or high altitude level for that fight.

    And of course taking into account time zones and differences.

    The best all do it. The rest lose.
     
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    Interesting.

    They might, I assume that would be advantageous to the fighter at least in a minor way.

    Can't say for sure, but probably do
     
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    Gus trained at 4 in the morning for his fight against Rumble in Sweden so, yes, they do.
     

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