The inside scoop of MMA fighting, what do the injuries have on the mental game?

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MMA fighter Jeff Martin gives the lowdown on the trauma
that comes with the blood–shed sport and reasons why it is still one of the
fastest growing sports in the world.

“What do people like about MMA?” Martin asked. I paused but then
quickly replied, “That it’s physical,” as he simultaneously countered with “dangerous.”

Making a comeback to the violent sport, in which he engaged in for so many years, Martin first mentioned his first concern was the aspect of injury and health. Competing in soccer, football, and fighting the all-around athlete says you must be not only in shape but you have to
somewhat balanced to be a great competitor.

Shedding more light in the positive aspect of the sport, Martin reasoned there are other factors that make MMA so enticing besides the risk.

Referring back to his emphasis of having balance, Martin also mentions that the uniqueness of the sport makes it so fascinating. He mentions that not only is it extremely physical, but it is also mentally
demanding.

“You have to be mentally strong,” said Martin. “It is actually more
important to be mentally strong than physically strong in most cases.”

Mentally strong, that makes sense. Can you imagine every
time someone asks you, how was work?  It’s almost like replying, “oh you know, just fighting for my life. Another day at the office.” Yeah, right

Amazing to see how viewers almost just expect fighters to employ the “mental make-up” to ignore negative thoughts that come with risk of the sport.  

The mental challenge of fighting apprehensions of serious
injury or even death can ruin some athletes’ careers. Whether it is suffering an
injury or a tough loss, some fighters find it hardest to go through the obstacle
of being mentally motivated.

The injuries have something do with the mental aspect of the
sport,” said Martin. “It can take you out of your mental strength, you could easily go depressed after having a serious injury like breaking your jaw or something.” 

Speaking of mental breakdown, the MMA fighter points out
a great example – look at what’s going on with Ronda Rousey, and all her insecurities
suffering from her first knockout to Holly Helm.

In one of the most physically demanding tasks in sports or
any profession period, MMA fighter’s first and important concern is what the
injuries have on the mental game.

Why is MMA becoming so big even with such high chance of
injury?

“It hasn’t done it yet, but professional fighting like MMA and UFC is on pace to take over the nations’ popularity on sports like soccer, basketball, and maybe even one day level with football,” said Martin. 

Even with the gruesome violence the nation still finds the
sport to be enticing and everything more.

The professional fighter explains that in becoming successful in sports like MMA, one must have a successful mentality.  Having this mentality reflects the fighter’s hard work ethics, Martin mentions the goal is to simply “out-work everybody to everything.”

Close friend and all-around athlete, explained how truly successful people embrace the possibility of failure and focuses on themselves in reminder that everything
is going to be “50 – 50″ in life. 

What are your options? You either win or you
lose, you succeed or fail.

“With the more times you put yourself in certain situations or oppurtunities,
50 percent of the time your going to win; so if you do it 100 times, then
you have 50 wins,” said Martin. “Having such a mental aspect is huge not only
in sports, but also life in general.”

The inside scoop of MMA fighting, what do the injuries have on the mental game?

MMA fighter Jeff Martin gives the lowdown on the trauma
that comes with the blood–shed sport and reasons why it is still one of the
fastest growing sports in the world.

“What do people like about MMA?” Martin asked. I paused but then
quickly replied, “That it’s physical,” as he simultaneously countered with “dangerous.”

Making a comeback to the violent sport, in which he engaged in for so many years, Martin first mentioned his first concern was the aspect of injury and health. Competing in soccer, football, and fighting the all-around athlete says you must be not only in shape but you have to
somewhat balanced to be a great competitor.

Shedding more light in the positive aspect of the sport, Martin reasoned there are other factors that make MMA so enticing besides the risk.

Referring back to his emphasis of having balance, Martin also mentions that the uniqueness of the sport makes it so fascinating. He mentions that not only is it extremely physical, but it is also mentally
demanding.

“You have to be mentally strong,” said Martin. “It is actually more
important to be mentally strong than physically strong in most cases.”

Mentally strong, that makes sense. Can you imagine every
time someone asks you, how was work?  It’s almost like replying, “oh you know, just fighting for my life. Another day at the office.” Yeah, right

Amazing to see how viewers almost just expect fighters to employ the “mental make-up” to ignore negative thoughts that come with risk of the sport.  

The mental challenge of fighting apprehensions of serious
injury or even death can ruin some athletes’ careers. Whether it is suffering an
injury or a tough loss, some fighters find it hardest to go through the obstacle
of being mentally motivated.

The injuries have something do with the mental aspect of the
sport,” said Martin. “It can take you out of your mental strength, you could easily go depressed after having a serious injury like breaking your jaw or something.” 

Speaking of mental breakdown, the MMA fighter points out
a great example – look at what’s going on with Ronda Rousey, and all her insecurities
suffering from her first knockout to Holly Helm.

In one of the most physically demanding tasks in sports or
any profession period, MMA fighter’s first and important concern is what the
injuries have on the mental game.

Why is MMA becoming so big even with such high chance of
injury?

“It hasn’t done it yet, but professional fighting like MMA and UFC is on pace to take over the nations’ popularity on sports like soccer, basketball, and maybe even one day level with football,” said Martin. 

Even with the gruesome violence the nation still finds the
sport to be enticing and everything more.

The professional fighter explains that in becoming successful in sports like MMA, one must have a successful mentality.  Having this mentality reflects the fighter’s hard work ethics, Martin mentions the goal is to simply “out-work everybody to everything.”

Close friend and all-around athlete, explained how truly successful people embrace the possibility of failure and focuses on themselves in reminder that everything
is going to be “50 – 50″ in life. 

What are your options? You either win or you
lose, you succeed or fail.

“With the more times you put yourself in certain situations or oppurtunities,
50 percent of the time your going to win; so if you do it 100 times, then
you have 50 wins,” said Martin. “Having such a mental aspect is huge not only
in sports, but also life in general.”

New Years Resolutions

Not everyone likes to believe in the favorite cliché: 

“It’s a new year, yet a new beginning!“ 

"This is our year!”, Yes well we all like to think that but how often do we say this 

How often do we continue to support yearly traditions just for the glamour the spotlight
Just the outside layer of NYE
THE party
We all love to party
We all love that cake
But the inside layer of that double chocolate fudge is another story
Not everyone likes to bite in to the REAL core of that sweet taste 

Not everyone wants to to taste the texture of reality
Not everyone bites the inside layer of NYE
And I’m one of of those people as well
Though, the difference is I’m beginning to recognize it

Every year I get amped up for a New Years evolution
It’s like pressing the refresh button
NYE replenishes the old you & all of a sudden 

“A new you is born”
“I have a new mentality, new perspective”
Watch out world
I always tell my self I shall commit to this
The problem is half of these resolutions resonate

The resolutions I have seek are the cliche resolutions u might have yourself (diet, conserve, exercise) 

For now I don’t have that inside layer of that double chocolate fudge you were requesting
However I have the classic, outside layer of the cake
I have Alabama destroying Clemson on Monday, January 11th for the BCS National Championship. 

Yeah not winning the ball game but dominating 

You could say Clemson’s O-Line might thrive as well as Alabama’s O-line
But overall offensively, who is going to set to the tone in the run game?
Alabama
Who is gonna make that first punch?
Alabama
Who is gonna be 100% physical & disciplined?
Alabama  
Who is going to be focused?
Alabama 

Hard to see with Nick Saban and his crew’s BCS title experience to go down against the drain against the newbie, Clemson
Some question if they should be there in the first place (I’m one of them)
One thing you have to respect is that it they are undefeated

Only top 25 to be unbeaten 

You also have to respect there size
They have a respectable defensive front as well as an O-line accompanying there 6’5 dual threat Quarterback, Deshaun Watson – the X factor of the championship

How will his running, game changing abilities affect the Alabama defense?
How will Alabama’s defense prepare for him?  
Though I think this title may not be as close as everyone thinks
I’m excited as hell to watch this matchup

As a sports fan who doesn’t want to see the number one match up against the number two team in the nation?  

Amazing job Nick Saban and his crew for making it to the national championship for their fourth time since hired back in 07′

Looking for his fourth title with the Tide, and his pursuit of his 5th national title

overall as a head coach

This pursuit will certainly lock Saban in the Hall of Fame:

Five national championships, the most won as a head coach since the legendary Bear Bryant

Incredible.

28-10 Alabama