Sunday, April 22, 2012

Speed of Lightning, Roar of Thunder

It's difficult competing against superior opposition, staying focused and fighting your fight. We always love hearing about the victories of underdogs. But the fact of the matter is that most underdogs lose.

As a jiu-jitsu underdog every time I've stepped on the mat, I found something about this interview with Rashad Evans reflecting on his loss to former friend and teammate, Jon Jones, that touched me.
“I wanted to put more pressure on him, but didn’t I want to rush [into] those long knees,” said Evans. “I tried to attack when he least expected, but I didn’t throw enough combinations. That was the story of the night for me, not getting off first. I didn’t follow up. I have no one to blame but myself.
Read the rest here.