Why do fighters who finish their opponent early not fight more often?

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  1. Straightcross

    Straightcross Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Especially if they fight at their natural weight and don't have to cut weight? Ngannou could easily fight again next month
     
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    Clippy I got too many pots on the stove

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    They should fight every fuckin day for us
     
  3. dickcheney

    dickcheney Gold Belt

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    I don't know for sure, but it might have to do with the fact that training is hard
     
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    You can't just fight bc you want to it has to be offered to you. Also some people are content with 1 or 2 a year.
     
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    why dont fighters fight 50 times in a year like back in the day
     
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    GSP took the entire match to not finish and didn't fight much. Lol
     
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    slackermcpants Orange Belt

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    I would be shocked if we didnt see that dude again next month
     
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    Goldie telling the truth

     
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    Straightcross Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    It's their job? more fighting means more money
     
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    bambammccoy Red Belt

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    I dont care how much i love MMA.

    If 1 to 2 times a year has me financially set, then training and bi annual fights are the way to go.
     
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    bambammccoy Red Belt

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    Anderson has had it made the last few years minus the injury and loss of title.

    He fights 2 times a year or so but is totally set with money and yeah he loses but he could comforably retire right now.
     
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    dickcheney Gold Belt

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    Yeah, and they just did his job. You'ld make more money if you picked up another job or more hours too... Why don't you?
     
  13. EGarrett

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    They have to go through an arduous training camp for every fight. That's what they don't want to do more often.
     
  14. BabyBlue_Bomber

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    The UFC roster is probably the biggest its ever been, especially with the addition of women and new weight classes, and might be getting even bigger. With only a limited number of slots in a card you have to find a place to fit them all and make sure everybody gets the opportunity to fight and make some money.
     
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    opponent has to ready and able to
     
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    Big roster and training full tilt takes a toll on the body.
     
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    Some do. Some don't. Training camps can be a long fucking haul. What goes up must come down and momentum goes both backwards and forwards. Contracts also vary wildly.
     
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    My buddy Jared Canonier got KO of the night without taking much damage...
    But it's not up to the fighter when they fight at the lower levels of UFC... He has to wait for an offer or hope someone pulls out when he is ready
     
  19. graciefighterz

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    2 reasons

    1) UFC scheduling and roster. Unless youre a somewhat big name your calls asking for fights constantly likely arent going to get answered.

    2) Personal preference. Everyone has different situations and desires.
     
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    Training camps tear your body apart, without PEDs you cannot train full blast all year round. Especially having to train in various martial arts while also doing cardio/strength training. Especially at a calorie deficit while cutting weight.
     

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