Claudia Gadelha will be physically fine for early January against JJ. However, due to the need for a 12 week fight "camp" she may not be ready for Joanna in January. But it's not just Claudia I'm talking about here. I'm talking about the whole UFC's culture of fight camps. Including the Chad Mendez excuse makers saying that 3 weeks wasn't enough to achieve cardio. I say bullshit. If Olympic level athletes can compete in back to back international competitions quicker than that, without any loss of cardio, then MMA athletes can do it. MMA fight camps are quickly spiraling out of control. Years ago... UFC fighters used to fight multiple times, against multiple people, on the same night. But then they began using 4-6 week camps for each opponent. Then they began using 6-8 week camps. Then 8-10 week camps. Now they need 12 week camps or they can't fight. After another few years, they'll need 6 month camps for each opponent. MMA is quickly spiraling into Pussies-R-US, Inc. It has nothing to do with healing from injuries (since those heal quickly). It has to do with "cardio" which supposedly can't be attained unless you go thru a fucken 12 week camp. Olympic athletes (boxers, wrestlers, judo players, swimmers, etc) do not need a 12 week 'camp' just to get ready for every single opponent or race they enter. Olympic boxers, wrestlers, Judo players and swimmers have to compete multiple times -- against multiple people -- during the same competition. Often within days or hours of their last race or fight. Yet they do it anyway without complaining about CARDIO. Sometimes they must also compete several weeks later (or the very next month) in back to back international competitions, yet they still have the cardio to compete at the highest level (without 12 week camps). Oh, and MMA athletes face less steep competitors than Olympians do. So why do MMA fighters need a 12 week camp just for cardio? They don't. It's just a bullshit excuse that is costing the UFC millions of dollars in lost/unmade main events that could be happening more often. Discuss.