- Oct 25, 2017
Cruz lost a lot of cred after the whole ‘why doesn’t Conor just get up’ during the Khabib fight.
i still remember the khabib vs conor fight where conor was down and mauled but for cruz was a tactic to make khabib tired...Also thought the slam was illegal at first, had no clue about that "hold on to the sub" rule.
Am I the only one that was annoyed with Dominic Cruz? Dude kept telling us how smart Thiago Alves is with his passive 1 strike a round fighting style.
Alves lost his killer instinct somewhere in a GSP takedown and its not VETERAN THINKING that he can't pull the trigger.
Oh look, he lost another fucking decision. Aldo had the same issue and Anderson probably would have displayed it too. It's tough to stay fighting for a long time and keep the edge. But no, thanks to Cruz I know that they are just "waiting for the right moment" showing "how smart they are".
Yeah, I felt the timing was unfortunate, but dude was face down just eating punches.
Dude was out cold and eating consecutive punches that woke him up later. Good stoppage and not worth the controversy.
Doubt it's anything that scandalous. He probably gets by through competitive rates and maybe some package deals or something with his huge stable of fighters. It's worth it to take a paycut if the championship ends up with you, then you get a chunk more leverage.
She looked great in that fight though, she just made a mistake and got dumped on her head.
Frankie seems like a genuinely good dude.
I don't know if I buy that.No wonder he's still got it with those intensive 10 month training camps.
No lasting injury so Anderson Silva btw.
Fuck that sounds so rough. At a random hospital in a foreign country with no real support structure other than your coaches who just wanna get home. Woof
Anderson said as soon as she arrives for fight week, Minton takes over her nutrition completely. Whatever he brings her to eat, she eats. That includes more than 3,000 calories over six meals per day, featuring omelettes, chicken thighs, salmon cakes and what Minton calls "calorie bombs" -- almond butter, oats, coconut, cacao and honey rolled into balls. During fight week, Anderson doesn't do hard training, just drilling techniques.
"She's going to be eating more calories while she's cutting weight than a lot of fighters are eating 10 weeks out," Minton said. "The thing with her, too, is being such a well-conditioned athlete, her metabolic rate is very, very high. So, she burns fast. We've gotta keep stoking that fire. If we start to starve her, she'll lose a little bit of weight, but then her metabolism is gonna slow down, her training is gonna suffer. We're not gonna be able to lose good weight."
For Anderson, that weight benchmark is about 161 pounds, and she tries to be around that when she gets to the host city on the Tuesday before a Saturday fight. The Australian will eventually drop roughly 25 pounds from her initial weight by Friday morning, an amount Minton says is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, cuts among women in the UFC.
That's when Anderson, like many of her MMA peers, will get into a hot bathtub to sweat out the rest of the weight. Minton said Anderson will spend up to 15-25 minutes in the tub at a time, but the water won't be scalding. She might need to do three to four of those sessions, while trying to maintain a sweat during the breaks, to finally get down to 146 pounds.
Anderson's job during fight week, she said, is following Minton's instructions. That extends to the rehydration process once she makes the weight. Anderson has to be at a healthy fight weight, at peak performance, when she steps inside the Octagon. Anderson weighed 157 pounds on fight night against Zingano, per the California State Athletic Commission.
Interesting article on Anderson's weight cut.What Megan Anderson ate on May 14
• Egg omelette with basil, tomato, red chiles
• "Calorie bombs" (almond butter, oats, coconut, cacao, honey rolled into a ball)
• Chicken thighs
• Orange and walnut salad
• "Calorie bombs"
• Salmon cake with berry compote and avocado
• "Calorie bombs"
• Water intake for day: two gallons
All this to fight in a weight class where she'd get smoked by Cyborg.Inside Megan Anderson's 25-pound weight cut
Interesting article on Anderson's weight cut.
She's 6'0" and ~170lbs at the beginning of camp. She Enters fight week at 161lbs. She goes into caloric deficit while eating 3000 cals, and then gets to 146lbs through dehydration. She then rehydrates back up to 157lbs for fight-night. Ta-da!