Originally Posted by MIZjitsZOU
As a professional athlete you need to keep personal and professional separate. Probably easier said than done (I am not throwing stones for I am not the picture of perfect mindset). I think a good example of this was the Jake Shields fight where he took on Ellenburger. I am not saying the same thing wouldn't have happened even if the circumstances of Shields dad dieing hadn't happened, but I thought he should have pulled out of that fight. Hopefully JDS will go into his next fight with a clear mindset.
Exactly, be a professional and stay humble. Keep the excuses to yourself.