Do you think the UFC asks top contenders to "stay ready" in case of an injury in title fights ?

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  1. frandie2b

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    They did with Frankie for Aldo vs McGregor.

    Frankie was training like he was fighting, so he would be ready if someone pulled out of the fight.

    Do you think they did it for RDA vs. Conor ? Maybe with Nate or Pettis ?

    If they don't, they should do it for every title fight imo. There are too many injuries.
     
  2. Zuffa shill

    Zuffa shill Banned Banned

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    Frankie was training like he was fighting because he was fighting, don't you remember Edgar-Mendes?
     
  3. cmw43

    cmw43 Bad Boys Club

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    They schedule other fights on the same card or close by so they can move things around.
     
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    jx820 Black Belt

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    Yeah, at leat for PPV's this big they should have a disaster plan. Contracts pre-signed and all.
     
  5. BeeCee

    BeeCee Purple Belt

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    It makes complete sense yes
     
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    Failwani Brown Belt

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    According to some fighters it has been done before. Some claim they've even gotten 1/2 of their show money just to run a camp and be ready.
     
  7. BRAIN_DONORS

    BRAIN_DONORS Orange Belt

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    They should have a back up fighter for every main and co-main event. They should pay them a percent of their typical "show"money. If they would get $50k to show, then give them 10% just to be ready in case of injury. If they are needed and it turns out they are not ready (make weight) then it becomes a 10% fine, which would be in addition to any amount they are required to give to the opponent.
     

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