The octagon is YOUR jungle. Any opponent who dares stand in front of you must be put down like a red-zone pit bull. Nothing should stand in your way. You must be absolutely confident that you can take care of business… I love MMA because you can’t pretend to be a fighter. The octagon crushes posers.
But, I’ve noticed that a lot of fighters have gotten soft… (Yep I said it). Don’t get me wrong, they’ve put the work in at the gym. Their technique is flawless. They can put you in a world of hurt – pronto.
The problem starts when they get in the ring. The lights out grappler with the bone pulverizing kicks, and cartilage crushing jab fades away when they face a real opponent.
“Although most fighters believe that the fight is 90 percent mental and ten percent physical, they train 90 percent physical and ten percent mental. That is going to have to change as MMA continues to evolve or those fighters will be left behind.”
Elite fighters know that there is an inner and an outer game to MMA. Your day-to-day training and conditioning prepares your outer game. Strength, endurance, stamina, and techniques are directly impacted by your dedication to the art of MMA.
Unfortunately, most fighters spend 90% of their time on the outer game (the easy part) and only 10% of their time on the inner game.
Your Inner Game happens in your skull. It’s the mental side of the equation that controls your intensity, endurance, and tenacity.
Without a doubt, the fighter that can marshal… Read more…