You may have noticed that UFC 2010′s career mode is tough. Very tough. Stat degradation is vicious, and if you’re not careful you can end up going into important fights with a ”0′ next to some of your attributes. So follow our quick Top 5 tips to get you fighting fit and in shape.
1. Don’t turn pro straight away
After your ‘initiation’ fight, the game will ask if you want to turn professional. It’s tempting, but don’t do it straight away. Instead, take on a few more amateur fights and concentrate on building up your stats. Even the low-ranked pros will smash a guy with zero for every stat. Don’t be lured by the bright lights!
2. Auto Spar
Convention wisdom in these sorts of games suggests you should put the time in with manual training to maximise the results. Not here. Auto sparring will almost always give you more points than actually doing it yourself, and of course, it’s far quicker. Focus sparring is also pointless until you get to the high levels. So don’t do it.
3. Get to 30
First things first, make sure you get every statistic up to 30. They don’t degrade lower than that number, and you can go into a fight knowing that you won’t get your arm torn off or your chin smashed up because your stats have gone back to nothing. This is crucial. You can begin focusing on one discipline after this, but if you don’t do it straight away, you’re screwed when you’re older. One-dimensional fighters don’t last long in the UFC.
Make sure you get two or three rest sessions during every training camp. You want to get your conditioning high by training and sparring, but your fatigue low. Ideally, rest during the penultimate week, then do a light training session in the final week to up your conditioning.
5. Learn new moves sparingly
While it’s tempting travel the world’s gyms learning spinning elbows and flying knees, the time spend doing that will often lead to a decrease in your stats. Try and stick to one new move every three fights at most, or you’ll end up with the flashiest, weakest fighter in the UFC. It’s all about patience.
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