MMA Competition – It’s An Indescribable Feeling
With narration by Chael Sonnen, this short video gives you an excellent insight into the feelings and emotions experienced by a mixed martial arts competitor. Or any combat sports competitor for that matter, prior to entering into the competition. The range of emotions experienced are vast and hard to describe, but many are also very obviously unpleasant. Taken from the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Chael gives us his view on what he himself experiences and it’s riveting stuff.
We are taken through a showreel of fighters and fights, following both losses and wins. The fighters explain what they are feeling at the time, with many overcome with emotion. And that includes both winners and losers. It’s that indescribable feeling of just having come through the fire. Having pushes yourself to your limits, win lose or draw. Often a feeling of relief having completed the fight, even if they have come out the other side as the winner.
With fighters such as women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. The former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz. Top lightweight contender Dustin Poirier, along with selection knockouts and stoppages. We see the fighters running the gambit of emotions that competition brings.
It seems as though many fighters experience some pretty negative feelings during the process. While some are eager to compete, others enter the cage with lots of anxiety. But their will to compete and test themselves overcomes all the other emotions which flood their brain during the process.
A really fascinating look into the mind of a fighter from the fighters themselves. The people we often idolise and look to for acts of great courage. They too are often like anyone else, scared and wary of what is about to happen. With the difference being their willingness to embrace those indescribable feelings and march forward into battle.