What separates the top mma fighters from the others is their so called ‘uniqueness’.
I mean, let’s have a look at Demetrious Johnson aka Mighty Mouse.
^Would you look at this guy and ever feel threatened?
- How can a small man fight against a larger opponent?
- Quel est le combat le plus épique dans lequel tu aies été?
- Est-ce qu'un joueur de krav maga et un artiste martial pleinement entraîné de 5'6 peuvent battre un gars non entraîné de 6 'dans un combat?
- Do saiyans become stronger the longer they fight?
- Comment un boxeur ou un combattant de MMA peut-il dormir la nuit précédant une carrière très importante ayant une incidence sur le combat?
Mighty Mouse holds the record for the most amount of title defences by a champion.
What makes him so unique is that besides fighting, he plays games on twitch entertaining his audience.
Nothing more carefree than this.
Let’s have a look at one of UFC’s new star –
Here’s Brian Ortega,
He’s undefeated, a black belt in BJJ and KO’d Frankie Edgar, a man who’s never been put to sleep.
Ortega just announced the ‘The Brian Ortega Foundation’ a non-profit organization designed to teach BJJ to kids who can’t afford training.
Again, something unique and more than just winning.
Here’s Khabib Nurmagomedov,
Khabib is undefeated having an insane record of 25–0, something unheard of in MMA.
In the era of ‘money’ fights, Khabib was asked how much it would take him to fight Conor McGregor?
”Zero, I don’t fight for money, I fight for my legacy, I fight for my people, I fight to create history”
Again, something unique that drives him.
Now for the drastically different case,
If not for his off the octagon antics, Jon Jones would probably go down as the greatest MMA fighter in history.
But again, is Jon fighting to create a legacy? Does Jon have a non-profit? Is Jon making video games?
No, Jon simply just loves fighting.
Do you think a guy that’s been convicted for taking steroids twice, been convicted for a hit and run case, done steroids ever care about what people think about him?
No, simply no.
Jon just loves going out there and hurting.
To top it all off,
Here’s the Bellator Welterweight Champion of the world, Rory McDonald.
He’s had some of the most brutal fights of all time.
In an interview, Rory was asked, “What is your dream finish in a championship fight?”
“Just brutality. I always kinda daydream about it”
I honestly believe if it wasn’t for MMA, Rory McDonald would just be a straight up serial killer.
To put into perspective,
Every fighter is different and every fighter has a deep lying reason to what makes them unique.
Things such as, Jon and Rory’s killer attitude, Khabib and Ortega’s value driven act or Mighty Mouse’s ‘carefree’ attitude.
This in my opinion is the biggest attribute and advantage that an MMA fighter can have.