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Jose Aldo's starring role, Korean War, more

Updated: April 26, 2010, 8:58 AM ET
By Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

It does not take a coach or a book to understand that fighters train to peak at the right time. Camps build toward a fight date so that athletes are in the best possible condition without falling into the exhaustion of too much work, too much pain and too much sweat. It's the difference between a therapeutic dose of medication and a toxic one.

The idea of timing your skill to the right calendar date can also apply to an entire career. The catch is, fighters can't plan to ...

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