04/11/13 - 9:46pm
It’s easy to overlook everything that goes into becoming a mixed martial arts athlete. The hard work, dedication, discipline and direction all must align in one night while you stand across the cage looking directly into the eyes of your competition. Most of the time you’re preparing for a maximum of 15 minutes, but in reality it could be far less. Last fall, I had the opportunity to train and watch as local MMA athletes gave everything they had for three months in preparation for an upcoming fight.