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Old 05-31-2007, 04:55 AM   #5
Becca Borawski
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If that were true, wouldn't boxers remain champs for incredibly long amounts of time with the giant gloves they have?

I think the reason it feels like MMA fighters stay champs for so long is because they only fight a couple times a year. They have far fewer fights over the course of their careers than kickboxers or boxers.

I think the sport has also progressed on every level - striking, wrestling and grappling - from where it was in the early days, as well. The training is more professional and the level of technique is higher.
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