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    Robbie Lawler hasn't sparred in 5 years?

    Found this article on Reddit. It says that Robbie Lawler hasn's sparred in 5 years and Johnny Hendricks doesn't take head shots in training. Supposedly could mean big things for the future of MMA. IF they'd bothered to explain how they do actually train. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...is_shared=true

    What are these safe but effective training methods the article alluded to but never described?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindz View Post
    What are these safe but effective training methods the article alluded to but never described?
    Well, if you look at my training, if you see my helmet, it is like two inches thick... I got a big nose bar.
    So at least for Hendricks its about not taking hard shots to the noggin. He is still sparring.

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    Very interesting.

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    Didn't, not hasn't...

    Lawler sez:


    I did not spar for the longest time...


    ...I went through a patch where I did not spar for the longest time,...

    ...In that patch, I was knocking a lot of people out. I just think the further that I got away from that at the higher level, it was harder to be sharp, or as sharp as I could be. So sparring was something I needed to do when I came back to the UFC.

    http://www.bjpenn.com/robbie-lawler-...-longest-time/

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    I'm curious what does and does not constitute "sparring"; ie, was he still rolling, but just not doing full-bore MMA-rules sparring?
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