Thread: First MMA fight
6/07/2012 12:36pm, #331
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6/07/2012 12:51pm, #332
6/07/2012 12:54pm, #333
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6/07/2012 1:08pm, #334
Because I wouldn't care if it was a private match and no one ever knew the results.
I just want a rematch, because I feel like I didn't get to express myself during that fight.
I hope to get a rematch because I know I can beat the guy easilyI got so many props from people I didn't know... That I felt like I won.But my commitment is still to my school and how it trains.I've been his most difficult opponent up to date according to him and others.But I was completely dominate on the ground... I just got caught.If I was sore for losing I would of complained about it being a Jaw crank and not a Rear Naked Choke like they think it was.
Oh and this is why I hated when the participation ribbons, "everyone is a winner," and "everyone gets to play" bullshit became common in this society.
IMO the above is the result.
Sadly, I hear this more now than I ever did growing up. I have no problem with you wanting a rematch, thinking you won, and thinking you could beat him easily. Keep that **** to yourself, when people are giving you advice, and people wouldn't look at you sideways.
6/07/2012 1:09pm, #335
6/07/2012 1:12pm, #336
Wanting to express ones self isn't egotistical?
Hmmm, i'll have to mull that one over...
6/07/2012 1:15pm, #337
6/07/2012 1:30pm, #338
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He crushed you, he drove you out of that ring defeated. I guess we (the commenters on this thread) are the women lamenting your defeat...
...and your lack of admitting it.
6/07/2012 1:35pm, #339
6/07/2012 1:44pm, #340
Of course it's about your ego. If you had no ego you would not be having this much trouble assessing what happened and how to correct it.
Someone without ego would simply take the data that had been collected, and determine how to alter the outcome of subsequent contests.
Everybody who has fought in the cage goes through this. There was a solid two-day period after my first fight where I was sure I could take him if given another chance. But I watched the video 9560 times and was eventually forced to concede that he was all over me like white on rice. I had done somethings well, certainly; I was not a helpless can, but he was better and it was obvious.
I completely re-tolled my training after that to focus on the unpleasant truths:
- I was too small/weak to fight at that weight. So I dropped a weight class.
- My striking was weak. I re-prioritized it in my training.
- I was too timid/cerebral. I focused on high-pressure sparring sessions to duplicate the intensity and encourage ferocity.
- My takedowns failed me. So I focused on perfecting two or three simple, high-percentage takedowns and drilled them to the point of insanity. I also re-tooled my ground game for simplicity as well. No crazy subs, all easy stuff, and plenty of GnP.
I steamrolled my next opponent so bad it was scary. You could too, if your ego allowed you to examine the failures of your current training objectively.
Tapping to a jaw crank? The other way of saying that is "I tapped to an improperly applied RNC, because no one taught me how to defend it."
This is not to say you don't have skill or talent, but you were simply unprepared. What are you going to do about it?And lo, Kano looked down upon the field and saw the multitudes. Amongst them were the disciples of Uesheba who were greatly vexed at his sayings. And Kano spake: "Do not be concerned with the mote in thy neighbor's eye, when verily thou hast a massive stick in thine ass".
--Scrolls of Bujutsu: Chapter 5 vs 10-14.