1. Where did your likes go? Please Read This Thread »

How often guys got injured back in the day? Who are the most injury-free guys?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by barillas, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. barillas Anti-Marxist Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2011
    Messages:
    3,698
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Viva la Brasilia!
    I'm just trying to see if this terrible shit is some new tendency of this decade.
    Who are the most reliable guys that have ever been around? How did big names like Liddell, Fedor, BJ, Hughes, Rutten, Old Shogun, Old Machida, Rampage, Couture, Mirko, Ortiz etc fared in regards to training smart and not getting injured back in the day
     
  2. BlueMerle Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2015
    Messages:
    485
    Likes Received:
    0
    Some train smart, some train caveman stupid.

    You can even go a lot more recent than that and find newer champs that defended multiple times back to back without injuries. Anderson and Jon Jones come to mind.

    It's a small minority of champs and contenders that get injured leading up to these big fights.

    Simply put, they are doing something wrong, somewhere.

    But if you criticize them for improper training, expect to be lambasted here on Sherdog.
     
  3. MMAViewer Black Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    5,652
    Likes Received:
    0
    New ped testing.
     
  4. Ipponmaster White Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2016
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
  5. KillerElite Carlos Condit knees people in the face

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    6,689
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    he HIDES his injuries
     
  6. KillerElite Carlos Condit knees people in the face

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    6,689
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    No one. Everyone gets hurt but not everyone admits it.
     
  7. Ipponmaster White Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2016
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    if you can fight you're injury free imo =]
     
  8. HaulParris Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2012
    Messages:
    17,420
    Likes Received:
    226
    Location:
    Brooklyn
    Mighty Mouse and Ronda defended their belts 3 times a year for the last few years. Inb4 "wmma / short people" naysayers.
     
  9. CJohnny Black Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2013
    Messages:
    6,781
    Likes Received:
    0
    Back then, Cain wasn't the one who was pulling out of his fights.

    There is a lot of factors for someone pulling out.

    One of them is that they are scared as fuck. RDA at least was. The other is that they don't get punished for pulling out of a fight.
     
  10. Ipponmaster White Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2016
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Diaz bros are always healthy if I recall correctly....
     
  11. Gabe Saturdays are for the Boys

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2015
    Messages:
    11,089
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Charlotte, USA
    Cowboy.
     
  12. TheyAllFloat Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2014
    Messages:
    437
    Likes Received:
    0
    For someone that experienced to break their foot that bad in the gym... its just crazy. If it was in sparring then he surely would have been wearing shin guards which also cover the foot. He must have been throwing full powered kicks or something!
     
  13. chiefwiggum Red Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2003
    Messages:
    9,347
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Omaha,NE
    It was when the ufc provided insurance.
     
  14. Davemeddlehed There's no mercy in this dojo!

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2013
    Messages:
    8,998
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Beyond the realms of death
    Or he wasn't trying to land with the foot(generally not a good idea when kicking above the knee), and his sparring partner was moving back, or he misjudged the range, and when it got blocked with the knee tragedy struck.

    It wouldn't take full power kicks so much as connecting with the foot when he meant to connect with the shin.
     
  15. legkicktko Only the Strong Survive

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Messages:
    5,895
    Likes Received:
    192
    There are modern day guys who fight injured still as well.

    I've trained under Edson Barboza for five years. He's fought about half his fights significantly injured. He has NEVER pulled out of a fight. Over half his fights are short notice or replacement. The UFC is well aware when he fights injured and they reward him, it's almost worth it tbh.
     
  16. Megatronlee Red Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Messages:
    8,978
    Likes Received:
    152
    Location:
    BOSTON VIA FLORIDA
    Koscheck was the original anytime anywhere guy
     
  17. TheyAllFloat Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2014
    Messages:
    437
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah of course he wasnt trying to land with the foot. It takes a powerful kick to do that much damage if you are wearing shin pads- even if you hit an elbow or the top of the tibia. Unless it was cause from hitting an elbow during his pad rounds.
     
  18. Snubnoze707 High Level

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    19,327
    Likes Received:
    131
    The stakes are much higher these days. You're really only seeing guys backing out of big title fights.
     
  19. Hans Gercmiov Titanium Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2010
    Messages:
    35,884
    Likes Received:
    209
    Location:
    Texas
    I don't think Anderson ever pulled out.
     
  20. THECYNDlCATE Inspector/Judge MMA/KB/Boxing

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2012
    Messages:
    4,864
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Koscheck is a fairly new fighter.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.