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  • 01-19-2013, 08:46 PM
    BonesKnows
    Quote Originally Posted by Sakara=Excitement View Post
    Ah physical and emotional issues. Love the excuses. Too bad athletes like Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Brett Favre weren't wussies.

    How is it that fighters, the baddest mofo's on the planet, are the ones who are the weakest mentally?
    Not everyone can be as tough as a hockey player....

  • 01-19-2013, 05:35 PM
    rob_bills
    Quote Originally Posted by Sakara=Excitement View Post
    Ah physical and emotional issues. Love the excuses. Too bad athletes like Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Brett Favre weren't wussies.

    How is it that fighters, the baddest mofo's on the planet, are the ones who are the weakest mentally?
    Probably has something with the whole getting punched/kicked in the head deal.
  • 01-19-2013, 05:31 PM
    Sakara=Excitement
    Ah physical and emotional issues. Love the excuses. Too bad athletes like Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Brett Favre weren't wussies.

    How is it that fighters, the baddest mofo's on the planet, are the ones who are the weakest mentally?
  • 01-19-2013, 05:13 PM
    1inthechamber
    Quote Originally Posted by MIZjitsZOU View Post
    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.
  • 01-19-2013, 02:40 PM
    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.
  • 01-19-2013, 12:33 PM
    K1NG P3NN
    In my opinion mental things are on equal ground with physical problems, if somebody hasn't mastered the ability to keep parts of their life separated. So I completely can understand how a divorce could fuck with his head. Shit when my fiancee and I split up, I was in a weird spot for months.
  • 01-19-2013, 07:54 AM
    Pasha K
    He looked like an absolutely different fighter that night. In 25 minutes he did literally nothing. And physically he was looking in excellent shape.
    I think that the divorce abviously affected him, but I do not think it was the reason of his loss.

    I don't think that after training so hard, he went inside the octagon being watched by millions of people around the world, defending his title as the world champion and was thinking about his divorce.
    I think that any athlete at that level, can focus for 25 minutes and just think about the fight.

    A different thing may be that because of the divorce, his training camp was not good. But he has said (even after the fight) that his training camp was great and that he even overtrained.

    To me, the main reasons of the loss, are first of all a wrong strategy, and secondly it was over self confidence.
  • 01-19-2013, 04:34 AM
    roaddawg
    Quote Originally Posted by CtGreat View Post


    Playing the old baiting game I see, WELL NOT TODAY SIR!!
    Dont eat it
  • 01-19-2013, 03:48 AM
    disposableassassin
    Quote Originally Posted by The Donosaur View Post
    I'm gonna say the actual injury, but I'm not discrediting how much not having your head straight can fuck with you.
    Truer words. Never spoken. I've been in some places mentally where I wasn't even fit to work much less compete against one of the baddest mofo's walkin.
  • 01-19-2013, 03:34 AM
    The Donosaur
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre View Post
    I just look at those Randy/Chuck II & III fights and think that this is a certain possibility of influencing the decision.

    If anything, if we give Cain a mulligan on the first one for a blown knee and a second mulligan to JDS for the divorce(I mean really, which is worse?), I believe the UFC has a recipe for arguably their greatest trilogy fight in their history.
    I'm gonna say the actual injury, but I'm not discrediting how much not having your head straight can fuck with you.
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