Sunday, May 30, 2010

UFC 114- Thoughts

Hey, guys! Not sure if you caught the UFC last night with Rampage and Rashad Evans, but you missed out if you didn't. All in all, I was very pleased with the event. The majority of the fights were fast-paced and there were several shocking moments to boot. I'm not going to spoil anything for anybody in this post, but this event shows us two things that are very important.
  1. Training is important. This is a given, I know, but some people misunderstand what I'm saying. I'm not just talking about being able to squat 600lbs or doing 500 push-ups or running for extended periods of time, but the effective use of your training tools. Anyone who watched Spike's short series following around Jackson and Evans obviously saw the training the two went through. Evans, for instance, did a massive amount of speed work and that is grossly evident in the fight. Basically, what I'd like anyone to come away with from this fight is that the way and what you train determines the results of your training come fight day. That seems evident, but some people don't get it. Doing bag work for 3 hours will not build the same kind of fighter that works on individual attributes to complement the whole of his training. If you want to punch hard or move fast or jump high, you have to do special training for that thing.
  2. Anyone can beat anyone given the right conditions. Sometimes people just get lucky or an opponent gets sloppy or overconfident and a single punch can turn the entire fight around. Fighting is a game not to be taken lightly, for the outcome can be determined at any moment by either warrior. If you watched the event, you know what I'm talking about.

If you guys did not check out UFC 114, I'll post a link to a hit-by-hit breakdown of the fights, so you this post can mean a little more for you. In any case, I had fun watching, so check it out if you get the chance. Until next time, good luck and train hard.

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