Biggest life lesson from MMA

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  1. FistofIce**

    FistofIce** Banned Banned

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    For me, it must be Strikeforce folding its business. From how things played out for Bellator after their closure, I feel like Strikeforce just gave up right before things may have blossomed a lot better. I have no doubt that businessman involved with the organization must have received a good compensation, but it really comes across as a lesson to not quit when the victory that you've been seeking is just around the corner.

    I always felt that Pride was better than UFC, sentiment shared by Anderson Silva and Dan Henderson, for example. I thought WEC was below UFC and PRIDE, but perhaps on the same level as Strikeforce, before it acquired the service of Rousey and Fedor and Overeem and all the stacked heavyweight division, not to mention who knows if Gina Carano may have returned at some point and we would've seen Cyborg versus Rousey had they stayed together under the same umbrella.

    Bellator does have some interesting fighters, such as King Mo, Ben Askren, Chandler and Eddie, and perhaps some more, but their divisions are as shallow as a pool of water after a short rain, and I fear that they will never be really as good as any other aforementioned organizations.

    What is your if you have any?
     
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    Trash talk and facebook friends are the greatest martial arts.

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    Real answer - be like Fedor in all things. :D
     
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    Fedor. That is all.
     
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    Yeh, i was kind of half joking when i said "be like Fedor in all things", but lets face it, UFCs gone to shit, and he was right not to join.

    The dude sweats man points in pretty much all areas of fighting.

    Perhaps abs help a bit with the women, but other than that, you gotta respect people that know how to have fun, respect everyone, and turn into the deadliest motherfucka on the planet when its on.
     
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    Sometimes the ref doesn't see stuff & you just gotta power through. Kinda like life sometimes stuff happens & you just gotta deal & move on.
     
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    Exhibited humility in spite of being the best, always showed respect to opponents, worked relentlessly, fought fearlessly, and generally seemed to have a great perspective on life...you could do worse than learn a thing or two from this man.
     
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    hard work, discipline, sacrifice, family, positive outlook and stuff.
     
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    What would GSP do?
     
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    Inside leg kick, superman punch, drop level, shoot for a double leg, pass to half-guard, pass to side control, drop forearms, wait for ref standup, rinse and repeat?
     
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    Unless you're fighting Pettis. Or Anderson.

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    Or BJ.
     
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    Strikeforce was getting its ass kicked in. The Fedor deal was untenable and costing millions of dollars, renegotiated and delayed multiple times between each fight. The Grand Prix completely fell apart.

    Jake Shields beat Hendo then ran to the UFC. Carano became a film star and never looked back. On what planet was success 'right around the corner?'

    The principles didn't get out because they hated making money. Scott even tried to raise funds to stave off what was essentially a hostile takeover but couldn't get the investment dollars together - these are not the hallmarks of a business about to blossom.
     
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    johndhi If you love a flower, don’t pick it up.

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    What I love about MMA, and what I think is a great lesson from it, is that you can beat someone by changing where the war is fought so it's better on your terms. Standup if you're a boxer, go to the ground if you're a grappler.
     
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    It's impossible to finish Frankie Edgar.
     

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