White: Fighters need to start ‘reeling it back a bit’ in training

November 13, 2014 5:30 pm by BJPENN.COM News

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UFC President Dana White has been dealing with fight canceling injuries, at an alarming rate.

This weekend’s UFC 180 event is the perfect example.

Norman Parke, Joe Lauzon, Diego Sanchez, and Cain Velasquez have all been forced to withdraw from the event, making the promotion’s debut in Mexico a shell of its former self.

In a recent chat with UFC.com, the UFC boss suggested a possible change in the sport’s training regime.

Via UFC.com:

Speaking of Velasquez, White has raised his concerns about the intensity at which fighters train during their camps in preparation for bouts.

The injury bug has been biting more than ever in recent years and White wonders if a toned-down training camp may be the way to go.

“If you look at the NFL, they’re not hitting anymore in practice. They’re playing games every week,” White said. “Mixed Martial Arts training has evolved and gone to a whole different level. I think it’s time to reel it back a bit.”

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