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Is MMA training just inherently harder or are fighters training incorrectly?


Hi,

I was reading Kid Nate's article on the front page about the new TUF and he mentioned in the preamble that " A plague of injuries has seen over half of their champions out for months -- Cain Velasquez, Mauricio Rua aka Shogun, Jose Aldo and Dominick Cruz have all had to postpone defending their belts to get surgeries or medical treaments." I had not really stopped to think about it but when it's put like this over 50% of champions is quite a statistic. I was wondering whether MMA by its nature will always be this tough on the bodies of the competitors through a combination of the actual competition and the training or is it the case that the methods used in MMA training are still evolving and some stuff such as the caveman training may be unnecessarily hard on their bodies and will be modified for something more efficient in years to come? 

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