Here’s a recent article from my hometown newspaper. Very well done John Hartsock!
It’s been a quiet last few weeks. I’ve been trying out some training over in Philly pretty consistently. Allows me to be at home more w/ my family. Saying goodbye to the little one has already gotten next to impossible It’s been a great fit over there. Some very high level training partners and teachers. Been doing a lot of work in the gi, and when I say I’ve been humbled, that’s an understatement. I had forgotten that there are “everyday joe’s” out there who can destroy me w/ a gi on. 40+ year olds who possibly work a day job and just do BJJ because they love it. My eyes are opened. A big thank you to Balance Studios and Phil and Rick Migliarese for opening their doors. And to Andy for providing a new perspective on stand up fighting. Yes, I turned 33 (shhh), but I’m as energized as I’ve ever been.
Unfortunately, things didn’t go my way on Wednesday (Jan 15) night. There’s nothing more challenging than putting 100% into something and having it not work out. But that is MMA; there are no guarantees. Sports in general follow this rule, life really. Anyone who accomplishes anything takes the risk of failing. Getting back up and moving on is the key.
I accept the defeat, take it in, feel it, digest it, and then move on.
Here is a good quote (some may say cheesy, but Rocky is the man!)…
“It Ain’t How Hard You Hit…It’s How Hard You Can Get Hit and Keep Moving Forward. It’s About How Much You Can Take And Keep Moving Forward! That’s how winning is done!”
Thank you all for your support!
Check out this quick video of my pre event article for UFC.com. Enjoy!
After a year and a half of hard work, I’m returning to the UFC. I will be fighting at Ultimate Fight Night 35 on Wed, Jan. 15. Thank you for all of the support!