MMA UFC 112 - question about traveling.

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  1. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    so i was just thinking, UFC 112 is this weekend right? i know from personal experience traveling to the UAE from the east coast is an 18 hour endeavor (timmy can confirm this from going to Saudi Arabia) so its safe to say they traveled to the UAE most likely by Saturday/Sunday to get over jetlag in time (remember, they're gaining 8 hours which can mess with their internal clock).

    i wonder if the camps/fighters have to pay for their hotel rooms/needs while out there or if the UFC compensates some of it. :dunno:

    same question for when they went to Germany, Australia etc.
     
  2. EG6

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    I'm think most of the fighters show up to overseas events a week or 2 before. They do that so their body adjusts to the change in time.
     
  3. Nomad

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    thats what i think too, normally it takes me around a full work week to adjust
     
  4. muscle68

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    ufc compensates 2 rooms if Im not mistaken, and a few airline tickets
     
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    I can't even describe how bad that flight jacks up your sleep schedule.
     
  6. Nomad

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    :werd:

    i fly in, a week later i'm still falling asleep at 5pm and waking up at 2am
     
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    I've been doing long haul flights for a few years now, I've got no issues with it. Everyone's different I guess.

    Obviously fighters can't do it, but a couple of glasses of red wine when you get in the air is perfect. Knocks me right out until they start the descent.

    I imagine if they land and immediately go for a good workout, that will help to get them on schedule.
     

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