“Whatever it takes” – this is the price a fighter must pay if they want to achieve greatness. The sacrifice demanded from a fighter is no different among wrestlers, judokas, brawlers, and nak muays – absolutely, unequivocally “whatever it takes”. . .
AMIR KHAN DOES WHATEVER IT TAKES
Not only is he doing what he loves for a living, but in many ways you could say that he’s answering his calling.
Now he’s pursuing even greater ambitions than simply participating in the sport of MMA. His dream was to become a professional athlete, now he’s reaching further than that.
At one point, though, Amir did consider quitting. This is what happened. Enjoy this video from Evolve MMA:
AMIR KHAN | WHATEVER IT TAKES
WHY AGGRESSION IS THE ANSWER
To be great at anything requires not only perseverance but aggression, too.
Perseverance is the willingness to endure a conflict. You can persevere through a terrible job by living through it day after day until you can retire into the dream life. If you’re the kind who’s impatient, you need aggression.
Those who are aggressive are constantly on the lookout for the next opportunity, no matter where they are. Dan Gable, the legendary wrestler and wrestling coach, stated that aggressiveness was the cornerstone of his success. When you are aggressive, you are constantly jumping on opportunities when they arise and seeking them out when there are none to be found.
The main point being that you must be aggressive at all times. In fighting, you must be aggressive in both offense and defense. This doesn’t mean that you’re swinging wildly even if you’re backed into a corner. It means you’re aggressively looking for opportunities to reverse the position. You’re aggressively looking for counters.
If you keep diving at every opportunity you can get, you will find tremendous success. You must keep in mind that you’re not just here to get by, you’re here to get better.
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- Evan is a gourmand of combat sports from Taiwan. He appreciates the beauty of Muay Thai movement and all other movements. He's got no rudder so if the winds blow northerly, he goes north. His goal is to achieve and appreciate.