Lead Jab – Could Too Much Notice Be Causing High Injury Rates?

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Posted by Mika Frankl

Injuries have been a huge epidemic and a frustrating fact that the UFC and Strikeforce have both had to deal with of late. Is this a sign of the apocalypse? Just kidding I know it’s not that bad. But the slew of injuries and the effects that those injuries have caused can only be described as devastating to Zuffa who owns both MMA promotions.

Injuries happen, it’s the name of the game with combat sports and smashing bodies into each other. I’m just going to wonder out loud if a cause of all these injuries could be too much time to prepare. The most notable injuries happen in the most noticeable promotions and to some of the highest profiled fighters.  The bigger the fight the further out the notice has been as of late. Could it be that 12 to 14 weeks is too much notice that fighters in an attempt to become the best version of them-self over train or push past there limits to the point of injury. You can’t blame any athlete in that circumstance they are told all there life to push to limits, to break down walls, to know no boundaries.

The point of my I think the time or too much of it leads to these injuries is that when you’re in regional shows the notice is from 8 weeks at most to a more usual 3 to 5 weeks. It could have something to do with the injury epidemic or maybe it’s bad luck. I’m not sure, I threw something out there let me hear back and tell me what you think is responsible for the continuing injury problems.

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