"How much do you know about yourself if you've never been in a fight?" -Tyler Durden
Losing a fight forces you to look at yourself in a different way. You get to chose what kind of person you want to be and it lets you know what you are made of.
I love that picture even though it was taken while I was crying after a tough loss. Fighting is not always easy. Living is is not always easy. I had trouble articulating how I felt after that loss. I still can't fully explain how it felt. I suffered a bad concussion that night and I still don't if I'll ever fight again. I'm glad that @reymartinphoto snapped that shot and captured that moment.
I'm still unsure whether I'll ever fight again, but if there's one thing I know it's that I am not a quitter. I still love muay thai and will stick with it. There are other ways to be in the sport. I've been enjoying training others, helping fighters getting ready for battle and introduce new people to our art.
So here's the status on what happened this past weekend with my fight for all of you who didn't show up and keep asking me. It was a full out brawl i won the the first two rounds in points but while doing so I over exerted so much of my energy leaving me completely gassed out in round 3 where I couldn't even get a gasp of air in. I've never felt liek that in my life jsut feeling helpless and that caused me too lose this fight. I don't mind losing if I give it my all but the fact that I beat myself and my opponent didn't even get the best of me is the reason why I've been so down and depressed the last couple days. Feeling like I let my teammates down my coaches and everyone that came out to see my whip ass 3 quarters of the fight. It's a horrible feeling but now I kno what I need to work on and I just need to tel myself I only have 10 months of training under my belt and alrdy have in two fights and was about 1 minute away from bein 2 and 0. So that should be something to motivate me on and I quote now i will never lose again especially by beating my own self! It's either I take some toem off and dwell on this or I fight again dec 9th! But I do want to thank and also apologize to all my family and friends that came to support me and I know@there were a lot of you, but I truly do love you all
“It all comes down to people being dirty,” Velasquez told reporters in a media scrum in Seoul, South Korea (via MMA Today). “Like, our gym, me, Daniel, we don’t need extra substances to make us better. We do it by working hard. We’ve done this since we were kids. We learned how to train, and train right, and go out there and be competitive. So, if you bring steroids or just some kind of performance-enhancing drug into it — if it’s not allowed, it’s not allowed. We want everybody to be on the same page, so for him to do that, for Jon Jones to do that, that’s bullsh*t. That’s f*cking bullsh*t. Why?
“Did you not want to lose to Daniel? Is that what it was? Why?”
“We want everybody on the same playing field,” Velasquez said. “When we go out there, we want it to be even as far as that goes, and having it come down to training, preparation, and being able to fight. The guy that goes out there and shines on that day is the guy who’s going to win, and it’s generally from working hard and being prepared — and not from anything else.”
Dan Hooker (14-7, 4-3 UFC) encara Marc Diakiese (12-1, 3-1 UFC) em duelo peso-leve, no UFC 219 (30 de Dezembro - Las Vegas/EUA)./ 🇺🇸 Dan Hooker (14-7, 4-3 UFC) will face Marc Diakiese (12-1, 3-1 UFC) in a lightweight bout at UFC 219 (December 30 - Las Vegas/USA). (Newshub.co.nz) (Photos: Getty Images) #ufc#ufc219#mma#cageofbones