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Loss #2 - The Guillotine Choke haunts me

Sunday, December 09, 2012

So, hearing "you did a good job" after a fight that lasted 10 seconds just... is weird.

I put the good face on it, you know - laughing about the guillotine, saying I learned something, hey I did something different.

But it's still a disappointment, and I still look back at the fight and think I didn't do everything I could have. I know how to defend a guillotine, and it wasn't nearly as tight as what normally makes me tap out.

So I get stuck in my head, even though I KNOW I can't go back and do it again, and that I should take the experience as just that - experience. Revealing weaknesses I can work on.

Thinking like that takes a lot of practice.

I'll get back in there, I'm still happy I fought. I just gotta shake off the bad taste the 0-2 record leaves in my mouth and remember we all start somewhere.

Losing weight wasn't easy or smooth. Fighting isn't either.

I'm more worried about embarrassing my trainer than losing another fight. Time to get over that.

But one thing I did prove - I can cut from 156 lbs to 137 in 1.5 weeks, and still be ready to throw down.

How many people can say that?

I've got what it takes to win. I just gotta show it.

Back to the grind, baby. And there's no suspension this time to keep me out of sparring and fights - my next fight is waiting for me when I'm ready.

Oh. And there's the hotties. Always the hotties.
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  • NIMNIX
    LOL yeah, kinda glad the guillotines are not real. There weren't any lingering effects that I could tell, except a little less endurance (I didn't eat as much as I should have for recovery).

    The only real block I had this time was more mental. My head just wasn't as in the game as it needed to be this time. Next time, I'll be mentally ready as well - make sure I leave no doubts about how hard I've trained or how willing I am.
    2915 days ago
  • SPARKYWATSON
    I've done that a few times in sparring and as soon as I'd get in that wrong position think "oh oh".

    By fight time, were there any lingering effects of the weight cut or were you able to fully recover? I've seen some talk about changing the "rules" on weight classes and cutting to make weight.

    At least there is no blade dropping in a guillotine choke so you get to train and fight another day.
    2916 days ago
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