Originally Posted by snoop dogg
to be honest nerves can effect cardio. I remember when I wrestled in middle school I would train cardio so hard and gas in my matches. The reason was that my nerves got to me. now that im older and learned to control this, its not really an issue.
but when a fighter has a long layoff, he is no longer desensitized to the "octagon jitters"
i was thinking this too. it might just be the adrenaline dump that creates the gassing. ive heard people say that if you are regularly active and fighting in competitions you get better at handling the adrenaline of the fight. i think thats why some mma guys still compete in gi and no gi bjj competitions to keep the fight exposure up while not risking the same injury as a cage fight.
It is not the critic who counts. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena... who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.