02-02-2013, 09:17 AM
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| | James 'Colossus' Thompson: I will NEVER tap in a fight again
James 'Colossus' Thompson: I will NEVER tap in a fight again - Mixed Martial Arts News
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From: Mega Colossus
Member Since: 3/19/12
I was listening to the Joe Rogan Experience podcast a little while ago, and his guest was Enson Inoue. They were talking about tapping, something Enson never did.
Now I thought if you are caught in something there's no shame in tapping - you tap, you lose, you learn, you fight another day (I still think if your caught there's no shame in tapping).
Not tapping, once you've properly been caught, going to sleep or having your arm/leg broken just seemed like macho bullshit to me, but after listening to Enson, he surprisingly changed my mind.
I think this mindset gives you a massive advantage. It might get you broken bones, put you out of training a lot longer with injuries, but they'll heal, and I'm sure this stronger mind set will get me a lot more victories.
So I'm writing this now in public not to appear tough but as a way to help me change my mentally. Thanks Enson just though listening to you, I believe I've become a better fighter.
I WILL NEVER TAP IN A PROFESSIONAL MMA FIGHT AGAIN.
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02-02-2013, 10:29 AM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: United Kingdom
James trains at my BJJ gym, and is a really genuine (and surprisingly approachable) dude. He has no ego whatsoever, doesn't expect any kind of special treatment from the rest of the guys because of his name, and as he said, shows no shame in tapping (as he shouldn't).
Whilst he might come across as a journeyman who relies on his size to compensate for his lack of skill, and who relies on his power to compensate for his lack of fighting-intelligence, this really isn't the case. James might speak very frankly, and might come out with some crazy things, but he's a real student of the sport, he loves to learn, and thinks a lot about the psychological aspects of the sport. I'm sure this is something James has thought a lot about, and I think this is a lot more than just an attempt to grab some MMA headlines.
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