Why aren't more fighters doing what Khamzat is doing?

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  1. Azeroth Adventurer Banned Banned

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    Especially with upcoming fighters that want to reach the top. They should know by now how much more beneficial it is for them to fight frequently and put themselves out there in the MMA community. Khamzat is on the cusp of becoming the next Conor Mcgregor or Khabib and with the UFC behind him it's almost a certainty. I'd like to see more crazy personalities that have ability to perform and fight frequently like Khamzat but I can't figure out why more fighters aren't doing this?
     
  2. Pepy I have made a huge mistake

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    because they cant walk the walk
     
  3. JustAkidFrom209 Green Belt

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    Most people don’t dominate fights quite like Khamzat does, thus, there is always an injury or a medical suspension. Also takes balls.
     
  4. StrangerToGod Brown Belt

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    They know they aren't Khamzat and will get exposed

    Khamzat really believes he will beat everyone
     
  5. Rocket Punch Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    because their brains get rattled every fight

    also because they have to have a more elaborate game plan than just a piece of paper that says: SMESH!!!
     
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    Well he has a grapple-heavy style and he’s only fought unranked opponents. While his bonus money for each fight far outweighs his pay, he has a strong incentive to do this and make 2-300k a year for 2020. Next year he will likely finish his 3/4 fight contract and sign a bigger deal and take on ranked opponents.

    Colby, Khabib, Usman, Kevin Lee etc can all do the same if they fought unranked opponents, but there would be no incentive at this point.
     
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    There are levels to this. It's called talent
     
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    But they should at least try because even if people hate them then they'll still tune into to watch them lose just like they did with the Conor clone that got ko'ed. I forgot his name, I think it was Maguilacutty or something but the point is everyone was tuning in to see him and they still do to some degree. From what I remember the UFC were talking about signing him but then he lost and if he manages to get some big wins then everyone will be paying attention to him again
     
  9. The Chosen Purple Belt

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    It’s because the MW weight cut isn’t as harsh on him than WW which would be the natural division he would fight in
     
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    Because Khamzat hasn't been hurt in any fight. I'm sure if he gets hurt he won't be fighting so frequently
     
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    lol OK

    Why didnt GM3 do it?

    Cos he CANT.
     
  12. Eric Silva 2.0 Orange Belt

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    who else is beating everybody within one round without a scratch on his face or body?
     
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    It isnt just that,the way cards are made and where they are made in light of the pandemic has also made it interesting. Its kind of like a throwback to PRIDE era,where some guys would go to japan,fight,stay a few weeks and fight again.
     
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    What he's doing is not normal, he's the exception. Also most fighters are not as good when they debut, so they don't get to sandbag for their first few fights, before fighting equal level competition. This guy is probably something like if Ben Askren started off by fighting unranked cans, he could fight twice a month too for a while
     
  15. tony pepperoni Blue Belt

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    Yeah let's just turn UFC into baseball where you're expected to fight 90 times out of the year.
     
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    he's already on normal schedule, his next fight supposed to be in december
     
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    Maybe because the metagame is evolving quickly and a big part of the competition could not follow : More wrestling, less subs more G&P, more calve kick, less knee, better use of the cage when grappling, etc. Also, only a few can show up with performance of total domination like he did. To make it simple like firas zahabi said : "there is level on this game, so many."
     
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    Yo Willis!

    Did you forget about Gilbert Burns?
    He bulldozed his way to a title shot between 2019-2020
    He was Khamzat at welterweight before Khamzat was at welterweight.
     
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    01. Injuries & surgeries
    02. Lack of work ethic
    03. They don't recover fast enough after a fight (alcohol, shitty diet, brain damage)
    04. Unwilling to get punches in the head (weird, I know)
    05. "I need a full camp" excuse (proceeds to gas in the second round)
    06. pumpkinpie/pancakes/fries/cake/chicken
    07. The lack of money excuse, not getting paid enough
    08. Too busy streaming on Twitch
    09. Only fans gets you more bang for your buck
    10. Family reasons, wifes before fights
    11. They need to get rid of the PEDS in the system
    12. Working as a firefighter or selling houses
    13. "The event is in Brazil and me no wanna go there" excuse
    14. They know they will lose the next fight because their opponent is better
    15. Busy on Twitter and Insta
     
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    just wait till round 2!
     

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