How many fights a year should a fighter have?

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  1. Krinkles** White Belt

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    I think 3 would be ideal.

    It's hard to determine where a fighter's truly at or say he's the "goat" when he's only fighting once every 1 1/2 years.

    I like that guys like Rory quickly got fights booked for early next year just after coming off a fight. None of this waiting years to fight nonsense.
     
  2. RoyJonesJr Carti Season

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    Three seems ideal. Maybe one on fox per year. Just stop putting them over fighters 10x more talented than them. Co main is fine.
     
  3. TFanatic Silver Belt

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    2.5 in a 12 month period on average.
     
  4. War209 Brown Belt

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    Yeah 3 sounds good.
     
  5. FEDORRULEZ Black Belt

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    3-4 times . its getting crazy with them never fighting
     
  6. DarkfireBoy Black Belt

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    At least 3 if younare one of the best. As much as possible if you are a prospect.
     
  7. MattyPeq Brown Belt

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    At least 4. At least.
     
  8. VajBoi651 Green Belt

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    3 sounds ideal but for sure at least 2 fights in a year.
     
  9. Funkoar Green Belt

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    2 minimum. 3-4 is great.
     
  10. alpharowe3 Red Belt

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    I prefer 4 fights a year. 8-12 week training camps are too long & breed too many injuries.
     
  11. 3+

    4 is over achieving and 5 is crazy, but can still happen.
     
  12. Netflix Orange Belt

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    I'd say 3. Four if they aren't big named fighters.
     
  13. jkthenatural Snake In The Grass

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    I prefer 4
     
  14. Krinkles** White Belt

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    The last guy I can think of who had 4 fights in a year is Jones.

    He only had about a month to prepare for Rua after defeating Bader. Wow.

    His next fight will be at the end of April.

    7 damn months after his last fight. Wtf?
     
  15. GrindingANARCHY Banned Banned

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    Unless its Jones or Overeem, then 1 at the max.
     
  16. SiKnSiN Brown Belt

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    3-4 for top fighters
    4-5 for non ranked
    5-7 for prospects
     
  17. CajunOutlaw Purple Belt

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    3 a year is ideal. I agree. One per year annoys the hell out of me.
     
  18. Fruits Purple Belt

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    Assuming we're injury and movie career free, 3-5 a year. 3 for titleholders (maybe 4), 4 for guys on the cusp of the top 10 or so, and 5 for rising prospects. But even with those numbers (specifically 5), you shouldn't have taken too much damage in those fights. You always got to let your body rest when it needs it from such a grueling sport.
     
  19. Bboy Black Belt

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    Should be 3. That's why I give big props to Melvin Guillard because he's constantly been fighting a lot in one year. He'll be fighting 4 times this year. Michael Johnson will also be fighting 4 times this year I think.
     
  20. Krinkles** White Belt

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    ^ yup Michael Johnson is going on his 4th fight this year. And he's won all of them so far.
     

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