Well I have been training for a little over a year and Before I started up I knew what could happen from training. I have a fear of having a fighters nose and brain damage. Everytime this is brought up, I immediatly get responses back like "if you dont want that happening then quit". I Don't want to quit but for some reason the fear of both of those things never left me. I was sparring the other day and I was outworking my sparring partner the first 2 rounds, the 3rd round he came out throwing bombs and I got caught with a couple of rights directly to my nose. I have been hit hard lots of times but, for some reason for the rest of the round I lost hope and just barly punched back. My nose started gushing out blood and I felt embarassed in front of the whole gym. I came home with the war stains and my mom flipped out. The kid I was sparring was 6"1 and im about 5"8. My nose is not broken but it seems just a little bit swollen. I am shocked and really disapointed in myself about letting this happen to me. Any comments on this weird fear or anything you guys would like to throw out there go ahead.Anyway what are some side effects some of you guys have noticed since starting up?