WEIGHT CUTS, ELEVATION AND HOSTILE CROWDS: MYLES JURY ON FIGHTING OUT OF THE COUNTRY
By Myles Jury
The UFC has grown tremendously since the first "Ultimate Fighter" finale in 2005. I was in high school and at a party watching the war between Stephan Bonnar and Forrest Griffin on live TV. That UFC event, like all others, was primarily based out of Las Vegas, the highly touted fight capital of the world. The UFC's world dominance started expanding in 2012 as the organization hosted events in Japan, Brazil, China, Sweden and other parts of the world.
Fighting out of the country is an added challenge for a fighter. Although it's not the most important factor to take into account, it is one that's worth paying a lot of attention to, because it does affect the outcome of a fight. Click here to read full story
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