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  1. Moral Victory Black Belt

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    I mean, they work out very hard, and apart from HW they are typically very low on fat.

    Is it lack of testing in the fitness realm, or do fighters feel/fight better with a little extra fat storage?

    Some fighter's are extremely lean, akin to a typical fitness model, but most aren't, why?

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  2. RockdudeD Yellow Belt

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    Because the kind of workout you do to look good is different from the kind of work out to train MMA.
     
  3. Credo Goldmember

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    Most fighters focus on recovery, putting enough fuel back in after training, a couple of extra calories is necessary.

    Some fighters must be on a strict diet to stay for a weight.

    Models starve themselves and take ”supps”.
     
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  4. Vespasian70AD Green Belt

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    Because for their different goals, fighters and fitness models favour different types of PEDs.
     
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  5. tech99 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Training specificity.
     
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    Because they're fighters and not fitness models.
     
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  7. GoGetSomeFansJon Purple Belt

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    Because they arent sherbros
     
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  8. londonzizou93 Purple Belt

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    Wtf you talking about? Most fighters look physically good
     
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  9. Sosua Yeah nah

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    Why are fitness models bad at fighting, they have such great bodies?
     
  10. Ridgeback Blue Belt

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    Genetics

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  11. Brom Bones Brown Belt

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    I guess you've never seen Bethe Correia.
     
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  13. Joshua8531 Purple Belt

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    Wtf …. Ummm. Think this guy is watching fights for a different reason we are.
     
  14. MartyMcArthur White Belt

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    MMA fighters don't train for hypertrophy. Fitness models have attractive physiques because of the combination of low body fat with above average muscle mass, but for a MMA fighter that needs to make weight that extra muscle mass would only slow him down and make the weight cut harder.
     
  15. Young Calf Kick Green Belt

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    Vanity workouts (for big chest, large biceps, sixpack abs) don't really contribute to an MMA fighter as much as other workouts do.

    Cardio is also the most important thing in fighting. Training for mass will only slow you down.

    Strength doesn't necessarily correlate with mass either. Look at Khabib; insanely strong for his weight class while being kinda lean. Shredded, but lean.
     
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  16. Area809 Black Belt

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    Two different sports
     
  17. Octupus Samurai Purple Belt

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    Lool TS is new here or what?
     
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  18. Area809 Black Belt

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    Also, get off the couch and get yourself to a gym. Tell me you’ve never worked out without telling me you’ve never worked out lol.
     
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  19. Isaiah095 Blue Belt

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    The vast majority of fighters in the UFC are in great physical shape. Wtf are you on about Chad?
     
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  20. Rdude92 Brown Belt

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    No fitness model can hold a candle to this man[​IMG]
     
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