Technique Talk: Rhadi Ferguson and understanding Ronda Rousey's dominance

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  1. ReactQ

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    http://www.mmafighting.com/2015/8/9...erguson-and-understanding-ronda-rouseys-reign

     
  2. BillyPilgrim

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    Interesting insight and astute observations. People underestimate how important self belief is, even if it's delusional. Belief is the first step towards success. It doesn't guarantee it but it helps.

    This is seriously the best article on the subject of Ronda/competition/styles of fighting that I've read in while.
     
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  3. Mr. Hammer

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    Confidence is a very powerful thing. Overconfidence however is a very dangerous thing.
     
  4. Toxxus

    Toxxus The Ancient One

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    I totally agree.

    It's probably why you see such a heavy preponderance of fighters of faith getting the gold. Whether it's insane self-belief like Ronda's or Diego Sanchez style fanatical belief that God wants you to be champion - it all helps.

    These belief systems obliterate self-doubt and hesitation and allow the fighters to go at it 100%. They hit a major obstacle, like blowing out a knee, and then proceed to work through it as though it is the most transient delay ever in reaching their pre-destined goal of being champion.

    Logical over-thinker types are not going to be champions as often (Hi, Kenny Florian!).
     
  5. zuffazombee

    zuffazombee Blue Belt

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    ...which makes GSP's run of dominance all the more impressive, IMO.
     
  6. Ancient Warrior

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    Overconfidence, or delusion?
     
  7. zuffazombee

    zuffazombee Blue Belt

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    Fascinating article/interview.
     
  8. Pity

    Pity It's not me, it's you...

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    This is a brilliant interview, needed a snappier thread title to ensure more views...
     
  9. Sinc3r3

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    Rhadi Ferguson is an amazing person and teacher, I hold him in very high regard and everything he says is measured to that high regard I have of him and he always delivers. Would love to hear more of him about Ronda and the overll state of Judo in MMA.
     
  10. George Jetson

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    Yes, good interview.

    He explains why female judo players are far more technically advanced (and better athletes) than female wrestlers at the olympic level.

    Even though he's friends with Ronda, he's always unbiased and speaks his mind about Ronda's strengths and weaknesses.

    He's certainly more informative than listening to the recent flood of Ronda haters on this forum who pretend to know judo but really have no clue (Bowerman, LouisBolanos, etc).
     
  11. lsa

    lsa Maître d' at The Pussy Lounge

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    Such a good read!
    Very interesting stuff
     
  12. PrinceOfPain

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    That's Kimbo Slice's cousin or something, right?

    Anyway, really interesting read.
     
  13. lsa

    lsa Maître d' at The Pussy Lounge

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    Yes it is.
    Kimbos cousin
     
  14. jmac1985

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    I don't think Judo on the men's side can be considered comparable
    to wrestling in terms of depth of talent.

    The United States is a key contributor to athletic representation globally and their
    level of participation in wrestling is much greater.

    I also think Dr Ferguson somewhat discounts inate ability.

    Some people can simply acquire skills faster than others otherwise all the lighter weight Muay thai champs would be thai
     
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  15. Malthian

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    It's not just athletics, it applies to many other areas as well.

    Let's take the Presidency for example. You essentially need near self-delusional levels of Ego to become the President.

    Think about it carefully. What kind of ego do you need to have to sincerely believe that you are the MOST qualified human being on the planet to lead the most powerful country on the planet? That you are that much wiser and smarter than the 300+ Millions human beings that surround you?

    And to be so sure that You, alone are the best person to decide the fate of those people? To make decisions that determine the lives of an entire nation and to some extent hundreds of millions to billions of people around the world? That you are qualified to make decisions when it is appropriate to send tens of thousands of young men and women into harm's way? Or how much to provide for the public versus the military versus industry?

    You would have to have confidence and a view of yourself that would be considered by most people to be seriously delusional. The same applies to star actors and musicians who think that they're destined to become superstars. It even applies to business founders like Steve Jobs who think that they if they create something that has no precedent like the Lisa or the IPod that there will be a market for it.

    You really do have to have a few screws loose to become the best or close to the best at anything. All we can do is hope that when some of them succeed that they don't completely lose it.
     
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    And all I said was that Rhadi is Kimbos cousin :icon_sad:
     
  17. forrestcries

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    Why did he never fight again?
     
  18. elchurro

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    she doesn't talk about beating Cain Velasquez and shit like that. It's silly questions "journalists" bring up.
     
  19. Obsidian

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    Great interview
     
  20. HHJ

    HHJ Jeg reiser til mørkets dyp der alt er dødt.

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    Rhadi is the man,i love reading his stuff. The guy is not afraid at all to tell it like it is. If you like,check his "coffee with Rhadi" stuff on youtube.
     

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