I’m frowning at this right now. [/quote]
why is that? he made the right decision.[/quote]
Not really, feeling a bit tired and not mentally being in the right place doesn’t make it right to pull out. No one feels 100% going into a fight. It’s not fair to the people he would have fought to pull out so late.[/quote]
This may come down to inexperience though. I believe he’s only had a handful of fights and is over protective of himself.
There is a certain element of lack of care one needs to make it as a fighter and this is a hard thing to develop. It’s something that’s usually inbuilt and not all of us can have it.
With all due respect, the OP thought about it too much. Thinking does that to you. You will rationalize a million and one ways and reasons to pull out of a fight. Fact is you have to fight those demons and carry on.
I was in your situation a couple of months back feeling the sickest I ever have before a fight. I was asked to dog the fight and take a fall which made me mad so I still fought (although the fight was sloppy) but rather I be knocked out than taking a dive.
I won the fight but went into shock the same night, caught a fever for 6 days at 39 degree Celsius and ended up with pneumonia.
Some may thing that’s excessive but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I healed and fought 4 weeks later with a partially torn hamstring.
I dominated first round but come second round he hit the mark with one leg kick which made me wince and he capitalized on it and belted the hell out of it.
Again, so much trauma sent me into shock and I passed out 3 times after the fight.
2 weeks later, I’m still walking around with the attached picture injury.
Again, wouldn’t have it any other way.
Fighters who go into fights claiming to be 100% are full of shit or haven’t trained hard enough.
Sure you have to hide it to not give your opponent and advantage but if you don’t want to fight no matter what condition you’re in, I suggest you find another sport that doesn’t demand so much of you
here’s a recent article that kinda builds on what you’re saying here…
â??Fighters are like strippers: They ainâ??t paying their way through college,â?? Leben said. â??If you donâ??t understand what that means, you have to realize that there is always something underlying with all of us. Nobody in their right mind, no normal, sane person, goes â??F— college, screw my guidance counselor. Iâ??m going to put all my chips in one basket to become a cage fighter so I can get the crap kicked out of me in front of other people.â?? Obviously, there is something wrong going on there.
â??This guy (McGee) right here is the perfect example. Itâ??s that obsessive energy that we have that makes us different. Itâ??s that obsessive energy that, yeah, makes me cause a lot of problems for myself in my life. But look, look at where heâ??s at now, willing to do whatever it is. Most fighters I know do whatever they do 110 percent.
For me, itâ??s all or nothing,â?? he said. â??Itâ??s either full throttle or nothing. Either Iâ??m eating ice cream and candy or Iâ??m dieting 100 percent. Iâ??m yin and yang. If I go out and have a drink, Iâ??m going to go out and get [expletive] trashed. I know that. Thatâ??s why Iâ??m not going to do that tonight. Itâ??s the same thing in the ring and itâ??s that type of personality that makes all of us up here in front of you, itâ??s what got us here. We all have something like that in us.â??