Many are talking about the dadda kimbo fight ! It does raise a question I’ve heard since MMA started posed by traditional martial arts . Are we just street fighters full of aggression and animosity or are we trained and skilled martial artists in real competition? Example; you can train a child to play chess by offering them a piece of candy—an external good—every time they wins. But not until they discover for them self the pleasures of developing strategies, reading their opponent’s mind, and thinking three moves ahead will they become a real chess player.
Some jobs are just jobs—we work ’em for money in the way that a kid plays chess for candy, But other jobs, over time, become part of us in a deeper way. We begin to study the job—we want to learn how to get better at it. We begin to enjoy the job and time seems to fly by at work. We begin to build friendships at the job—we find people we like and sometimes admire. And we begin to take pride in the job. We come to associate the work we do with who we are, and we’re proud of both. I hope if kimbo and dadda decide to continue competing in the sport they take some pride in it and prepare properly !
Conor McGregor Photo via Instagram – 2016-02-22 19:10:11