Photograph by Martin McNeil, ESPN
It’s great to be known as a finisher. I love coming out of the gate like a bat out of hell and overwhelming people. As a fan, I love to be left in shock and awe over someone just absolutely laying waste to someone. As a fighter, I always aim to be that guy… but it’s important to get the win as well.
For every fight camp and subsequent trip… there is one goal in mind. Get the win. It’s pretty clear once the fight is over, if the last several months have been a success or a failure.
In November, I fell short. I wanted to go out and put on a great show… but adrenaline got the best of me and I faded hard. Fortunately, it was an exciting fight and we were the fight of the night. I still went home with a loss though which always makes us examine where we went wrong.
For me, fight camp is an always evolving process… and we changed things up a lot for this one. While this past November was a failure, I write this blog today on the heels of a very successful camp and trip.