The Top 20 Current UFC Fighters with Questionable Conditioning

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The Top 20 Current UFC Fighters with Questionable Conditioning
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Given the talent level of today’s professional mixed martial artists, excellent cardiovascular abilities are a mandatory. If you can’t fight aggressively for, bare minimum, 15 minutes, you’re in trouble.

Somehow there are still fighters out there oblivious to this fact, despite conditioning repeatedly biting them in the tail. That said, there are plenty of fighters with solid cardio that insist on such severe aggression early, always seeking a quick stoppage that even their ability to perform in the later rounds wavers.

Conditioning is tricky. It’s not only about being able to compete for 15 minutes, it’s about being able to start strong, finish strong and maintain a fast enough pace to intelligently attack and defend constantly in between.

Toss nerves and anxiety into the equation and conditioning becomes somewhat of an art form all its own. It’s an intricate art form at that, and one that not every man has mastered.

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