Originally Posted by surgeyou1
Exactly. People were getting so butthurt that Jones was calling himself champion before the Shogun fight. That is how you need to think. Weidman also has a similar mindset.
That was really inspirational when he did that. Jones put a huge target on his back; he made it so he had NO CHOICE but to win. There's nothing like (delusional) confidence. Reminds me of the incredible quote from Will Smith (I don't respect his bizarre Scientology beliefs but this quote is something else):
"Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity. Itís unrealistic to flip a light switch and lights comes on. Itís unrealistic to bend a piece of metal and fly people over the ocean in that metal. Luckily the Wright Brothers and Benjamin Franklin didnít think so. Thinking realistically hinders innovation and growth."