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There’s always a certain amount of stress that accompanies the last two weeks before a fight. Not so much about the fight itself but about other things in one’s life. I often find that the gym is the only place where I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing. Anything that doesn’t involve fighting or preparing to fight suddenly gets put at a distance. I notice myself unconsciously putting space between me and my loved ones and friends. This is all part of my process I guess. Luckily I’m fortunate enough to have a significant other that understands how a person gets close to competition so she gives me my space.
Training is going very well. It’s easy to put undue pressure on yourself to be perfect so close to a fight. But I’ve realized that being perfect is impossible and that a fight, by definition, is chaotic and doesn’t go as planned. So as you go into the gym it’s important to have an idea of what you’d like to get out of that day’s workout. It’s also important to not get down on yourself if things don’t go as planned. A fight is the same way. We’ve been working very hard to prepare for this fight. So I just put in the work, develop the instincts and let the fight take care of itself.
So I’m looking forward to fighting. As is gets closer you kind of get sick of fighting your training partners. It’ll be nice to punch someone else in the face.