Short notice fighters are best indication of clean fighters

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  1. Mixed

    Mixed Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I am seeing Ross Pearson on the card today, and I remember he fought earlier this month. This got me to thinking about short notice fighters and the higher likelihood that they are clean fighters being that they are clearly not worried about cycles and peaking.

    Many fighters turn down short notice fights with the excuse that they are not prepared for the opponent or injuries. But I think it's safe to assume that many times that they have not cycled properly and are not confident in themselves because of it.

    Short notice fighters or fighters who fight frequently that come to mind are Donald Cerrone, Nate Diaz, Michael Bisbing, and I would even throw Conor in that group because of his expressed desire to fight more often than not. I'm sure there are others that I'm forgetting.

    To me, in this time when it is not clear at all who is using PEDs and who is not, fighters who are willing to take fights on short notice demonstrate the clearest cases of being clean.
     
  2. UniqueSteez

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    That's true I've never thought of that x2 respect for fighters that take short notice fights.
     
  3. podsox

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    dont they get tested out of competition anyways
     
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  4. Death By Samson

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    Fighters are randomly tested under USADA.
     
  5. KB Warrior

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    some take the fight anyway like Bonnar vs Anderson Silva
     
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    Yeah, but who knows how stringent/balanced the testing is and people are still clearly trying to cheat the system. Short notice fighters show that they clearly do not care about cycles and long camps, and I feel there is a much higher chance that they are clean than not.
     
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    bullshit a fighter that turns down a short notice fight is not more likely to be a roider

    it's fair to say a short notice fighter is more likely clean though
     
  8. The MMA Patriot

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    Umm Chael Sonnen volunteered to be a short notice opponent 3X in his UFC career (Jones, Okami, Marquadt).
     
  9. Mixed

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    Yes. And that was before USADA and when he was on TRT.
     
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    Anderson silva and jones was short noticed...
     
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    not sure if USADA even matters 2 weeks in.
     
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    vitor volunteered to be short notice 2 or 3 times too though.

    and if we're talking USADA era then Hunt/Lesnar was basically short notice for both.
     
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    Lol no it's the other way around.
     
  14. Mixed

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    And to me, that demonstrates that Vitor is now fighting clean.

    Lesnar kinda doesn't apply here because he tested positive and was an extremely rare situation. Obviously I'm talking about short notice fighters who don't test positive vs. others who don't test positive.
     
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    Too many examples of this not being true, sorry.

    Cerrone was mentioned in OP. He's been caught.
     
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    Chris Leben had 2 fights in 2 weeks

    We all know about him
     
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    For diuretics.

    Before USADA.

    I am talking about USADA era. Who is clean now. Everybody was taking something before.
     
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    Guys, he doesn't want examples that disprove his theory as they don't count, only examples that support his theory are to be considered.
     
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    brock'd exemption'd
     
  20. nostradumbass

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    When has Jones fought on short notice? OSP was the first time I can think where he even accepted an opponent change.
     

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