Fighter psychology and beating Fedor
A lot of people lately has considered Brandon Vera cocky since he said something about being able to beat Fedor. In the ufcjunkie live chat with Hendo he said he thought he'd be able to beat Fedor (despite getting his ass arm barred to him by the nogueira brothers). Obviously we in this forum pretty much flame fighters for making these kind of comments.
But consider this. Some fighters may need to compare themselves all the times to other fighters and think they're the best to actually be able to psychologically be able to win.
So next time a fighter speculates on beating Fedor (and note that they often say "i think i CAN beat him", not "I WILL beat him") please don't be too hard on him. Not all fighters are cool enough not to compare themselves with other people all the time.
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