Following a very entertaining season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, coaches, Jason “Mayhem” Miller and Michael Bisping squared off in the season finale for a scheduled five-round bout.
Miller, a star in his own right amongst MMA fans was expected to do well in his return to the Octagon and while many thought he took the first round away from his coaching adversary he faded quick and lost via TKO in the third round.
UFC president Dana White called it the worst performance in MMA history and went as far to state that you could see better striking in females Tae Bo class.
It was a harsh assessment on a world renowned fighter, one who has faced some of the best opposition on the planet and looked pretty darn good doing so.
You would think that Miller would take offense to such criticism from his new boss, however, according to his latest blog entry on his personal website, he agrees with the UFC president and vows to make a change.
As someone who goes to my website, you are well aware that I lost my recent
fight. I am very disappointed about it, but have used the past couple weeks to reflect on everything and have come to some conclusions.
Dana White was right. He made some disparaging comments about my performance, and I agree with him. I displayed the worst of everything that night in the octagon. I was tense in round one and I locked up after that. I didn’t perform to my potential, and I take full responsibility for it. That wasn’t a UFC caliber performance, and I’m not happy about it- I won’t, however, write a worthless diatribe on myself, because that is not constructive. I elect instead to take this misstep and make something positive out of it.
We are all the custodians of our own destinies, and we must all try to do the absolute best with what we have to work with- sometimes you will have great successes and other times colossal failure, but if you don’t try time and time again, you will be left on your couch with nothing but a bucket of “What-ifs.” You have no choice in this life but to push forward and try to do the best you can.
My challenge to you, and myself, is to continue to press on and make the most of your adventure here on earth. At the end of your life you want to be sure that you’ve made your best effort to make a collection of epic stories. Some sorrowful ones, some happy ones and some downright amazing, but the challenge for you is to find and make the most of each of these adventures.
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