This is my most recent fight, which took place a couple of weeks ago. It was supposed to be the night before my birthday, but there were so many fights that I didn't get on until after midnight. Anyways, I was extremely proud of this fight, because it was the first time for several things...
It was the first time that I was able to assert myself immediately. Usually I'm in a zombie-like daze and I'm very passive until late in the first round. It was also the first time that I was able to use any type of defense. I work on my defense a lot in training, but it never showed in any of my fights. This time I was able to utilize my footwork to pretty good effect, parry once or twice, and even slip/duck a couple of shots. And finally, this is the first time that I went the distance.
I had been wondering whether or not I would be able to last the full 9 minutes and still be in good shape. I felt exhausted and sick after the first round, but I still managed to push through. What made me really proud was that I did this, despite the fact that I had been in the hospital two days prior for what appeared to be bronchitis. I was coughing up yellow and green shit even as I was warming up for the fight. (I blame my weakened cardio on that). Nonetheless, most people said that they didn't even notice that I was tired.
This was my toughest opponent to date and I was scared shitless of him and his reputation up until I was in fight mode. It was a great battle and won fight of the night!
Anyways without further rambling, here's the bootleg video I have of it. Camera man was asleep at the helm a few times, but it's the best I've got that isn't a friend's vid on FB or something.
Highly opinionated but out of touch with the current MMA scene.
ANDERSON "THE SPIDER" SILVA
JUNIOR "CIGANO" DOS SANTOS
MAMED "THE CANNIBAL" KHALIDOV
HECTOR "SHANGO" LOMBARD
GEGARD "THE DREAM CATCHER" MOUSASI