Hey folks, been a while since my last blog and I know how much you love them so I offer my sincere condolences. Had a lot going on last time and life is now perfect so look out for the new one every fortnight
I’m going to start off by saying Happy New Year and I hope you had a good crimbo (if that’s what you believe of course…if not I hope you had a grand time trying to avoid it haha). I did let my hair down as far as I can remember and possibly let my trousers down too. Can’t be sure as I had such an awesome time my brain couldn’t handle it and chose to lose said memories! Alas I am now back training so no more nights out, no more stripping and no more partying…one night is enough for me!
Since my last blog I made my Muay Thai debut. The fight went to decision and I unfortunately came out second (Tip of the day:Always better saying you came second than saying you lost…a bit neurotic but that’s how I roll lol). Was an amazing experience and definately going to do it again. As well as an extra chance to work stand-up it also made me fall in love with mma that little bit more, so anyone who fights in MMA, and is serious about the sport or pursuing it as a career, I would recommend you give it a bash…Just don’t plan on using your legs the next day!
Now I could speak about a vast variety of subjects but I am starting with a key higlight from something I watched recently. UFC Rio/142. If you haven’t watched it I highly recommend you do and if not I would also recommend you stop reading this blog as I will/could ruin it for you:)
Emotions when fighting run as high as any other point I’ve had, whether the fight ends quickly or you are in a war, and sometmes it is hard to control yourself. Jose Aldo didn’t control his emotions and it made for one of the most memorable sights I’ve seen. After dispatching of Mendes in the last SECOND of the very first round, Aldo then proceeded to run out the cage and into the rabid brazilian crowd. I have seen great celebrations before such as my very own victory dance or Tito Ortiz and his “grave-digger” routine but nothing more raw than what I witnessed at UFC 142.(*Link to celebration)
Some people stereotypically think all mma fighters are different from the “norm” be it education, emotions and many other reasons but I am not and the fighters at UFC 142 showcased how different we all are. From Palhares to Mendes to Etim they all vary. Some fight out of necessity and some fight out of love for the sport but all are professionals who have made it into the best organisation they could and that takes a lot of dedication, will power and enough self-motivation to last a lifetime. You get professional fighters who are/were teachers, firemen, labourers, engineers and even ex scag-heads/junkies (http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/Former-heroin-addict-McGee-comes-back-from-the-d?urn=mma-249240). The one thing that may seperate all of us from the “mainstream public” is our love for mixed martial-arts. So to sum things up, next time you notice there is an mma show, you meet a fighter/fan or hear a biased story in the media, keep an open mind. As Genki Sudo quotes “We Are All One”.
Now thanks to you for reading, my partner and Headhunters Thai & MMA for putting up with me and a thank you to 365-Kombat for sponsorship