Originally Posted by ironknucklez
This. Fighters often say they don't even notice the crowd when fighting. They are probably going to be more nervous about getting KO'd than fighting in front of thousands of people.
It's weird. I remember the crowd in almost everyone of my fights. Sometimes I'll have a surreal moments where I look at someone while I'm transitioning or punching my opponent in the face.
Nerves can come from anything. The crowd, your opponent the fact that you need a paycheck and can't afford to lose.
If you haven't been in there than you will never know.