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Yeah I remember watching one of Antonio Nogueira’s fights, like all of the other Brazilians he’s a BJJ black belt, and after submitting Tim Sylvia with a guillotine choke he said what he loved about Gracie jiu jitsu is it allows you to be able to beat your opponent without hurting him. WTF? I thought the whole point of fighting mma is wanting to hurt guys, literally fuck them up while still doing it in the legal confines of sport and getting money and fame for it in the process. If you don’t have that mindset you have no business fighting mma, boxing, or any other combat sport or as we know especially training self defense. Another light heavyweight mma fighter Rashad Evans once said that if you wanna be a great mma fighter you gotta train hard and be skilled but above all else you have to have that aggressiveness that desire to wanna get in there and hurt people or you’re not gonna be any good period. Same thing with Iron Mike Tyson he was good because obviously he was powerful, fast, elusive, and all that but above all else he was just plain evil in the ring and wanted nothing more than to literally beat his opponents into oblivion and knock them the fuck out, not winning by looking good to the judges or scoring points. There’s a lot of truth to that, I know mma and fighting for self defense are different but in this sense they are both the same, you fight with everything you’ve got to win and walk away to live another day not fuck around and play patacakes or dry hump with your opponent or attacker. Now there are times and places for it that I grapple or play fight etc. when I’m goofing around with my buddies or me and a girl are playing around in bed, but when shit gets real I’m not messing around and I’m on them like a sewing machine needle hard, fast, and continuous until the threat is obliterated.