MMA: The Sting of Defeat
October 25, 2011 Leave a comment
Regular readers know that I am a huge fan of the sport of mixed martial arts. Often we see videos that highlight the winners and the brightest moments of the sport. Recently UFC president Dana White released a behind-the-scenes look at the last fight card, UFC 136. Rather than celebrate the winners, this video blog focuses on the fighters that lost that night. It really does a great job of capturing the intense emotions that come with losing a fight you spent months preparing for. In some ways I am sure it is no different than the feelings many other athletes have when they lose an important game or match. In other ways this is much different. The sport is the ultimate test of single athlete against single athlete. No blaming a loss on teammates. No running from your own personal failures. It is competition at its most pure.