Originally Posted by TheKidInside
Yeah, I heard enough people saying how Brown was going murder him and I don't want to hear that mental state garbage. You compartmentalize and go in and fight! I grappled with all sorts of stuff on my mind including family members passing away that doesn't stop me from focusing...or withdrawing. And, Matt himself said that wasn't the reason and he's not using it as an excuse. One of his teammates said that was the reason and everyone ran away with it!
I also think Manny has looked great and could take it but Aldo is just sooo dominant. I will root for Manny and probably put some money on him for the upset if the betting line is good!
Please don't tell me you've never had an outside event affect your performance....because if you do, then you are insinuating that you are mentally stronger than nearly everyone in the history of the planet. It happens, no reason to be embarrassed. A person shows more character in defeat than in victory anyway.
Brown is a class guy and would never blame it on outside factors because that would take away from his opponent. The fact is, Manny won, but I highly doubt he would have stopped the Brown we have seen in the past.
Oh yeah, and it's MIKE, not MATT. Maybe you're dealing with some emotional stress that is hurting your focus????