VIDEO: Conor admits something if he were to engage with Ronda Rousey!
MMA sensation Ronda Rousey just did it again; overcoming top contender within less than one minute using an armbar during her latest Strikeforce Women’s bantamweight belt bout.
It was Rousey’s sixth consecutive title defense victories using the same submission hold.
On 9 March 2008, Conor McGregor made his professional MMA debut at Cage of Truth 2, defeating Gary Morris by second round TKO.
Beginning in 2011, McGregor started an undefeated streak of 13 wins, consisting of one judges’ decision, one submission and eleven knockouts/technical knockouts (nine occurring in the first round). During this period McGregor produced one of the fastest recorded knockouts in MMA ending a fight in 4 seconds at Immortal Fighting Championship in Letterkenny, Ireland. In 2012, McGregor won both the CWFC Featherweight and Lightweight titles, making him the first Irish professional MMA fighter to hold titles in three divisions at the same time. This streak resulted in considerable attention on MMA message boards and McGregor rose in the European rankings. This then led to the UFC taking an interest.
In February 2013, the UFC announced that they had signed McGregor to a multi-fight contract. In joining, McGregor became only the second ever fighter from the Republic of Ireland to compete for the company, following fellow SBG fighter Tom Egan.
On 6 April 2013, McGregor made his UFC debut against Marcus Brimage on the preliminary card of UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi. He was successful in his first bout, winning via TKO just over a minute into the first round. The win also earned McGregor his first Knockout of the Night award.
McGregor was expected to face Andy Ogle on 17 August 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26 However, Ogle pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Max Holloway. McGregor won the fight by unanimous decision. Following the bout with Holloway, an MRI scan revealed that McGregor had torn his ACL during the bout and would require surgery, keeping him out of action for up to ten months. In March 2014, the events surrounding McGregor’s fight with Holloway were the main focus of a documentary by Motive Television and SevereMMA.com for Raidió Teilifís Éireann.
To become a champion in MMA, you must have the right sets of attitude and commitment to overcome all the odds during your matches.
You need to be fully focused during your training sessions and you must be willing to continuously work hard for your improvement.
By knowing the proper way to set the right championship mindset and mentality, you will increase your chance to win the gold in MMA.
So, how do you set the right mindset to become a MMA champion?
First of all, you must be able to control your thoughts. Remember this old quote: what you believe, you can achieve.
Many fighters refuse to have that kind of mindset because of the responsibility that comes with it. By having this mindset, you literally wipe away any door for excuses if you fail or lose during a match.
HARD WORK – Becoming a MMA champ is nothing short of extremely hard work. Both in your training sessions and in your actual fights. You must develop a strong, hardcore work ethic to reach your full potential.
DISCIPLINE – This is an absolutely crucial quality that affects many areas of your training. You must commit yourself to a disciplined regime of not only grueling constant training, but also technical education and sticking to a strict diet.
SELF-MOTIVATION – There will be many times in your career that no one may believe in you, no one else may care if you succeed, and even your family and best friends may wish you would desert your goals. This is when you need to be able to reach down deep inside and motivate yourself with whatever drove you to go down this road in the first place, or even find a new source of motivation.
That, according to interim UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor.
Women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousy has ESPY’s, Hollywood and breakfast sandwiches, but McGregor believes he’s on level footing with “Rowdy.”
“I feel both of us are equal at the top of the game,” said McGregor. “She is a special athlete and I’m happy to be up there with Ronda at the top of the game.”
McGregor admits Rousey’s had a tougher road to stardom than he has, but maybe not for the reasons you’d expect. McGregor believes it’s the flaws in his game that have helped him become such a draw.
“I believe, in the male spectrum, that I’m dominating the game. 100 precent. However, in the female aspect, Ronda is a two-time ESPY winner now. She’s a dominant champion. It’s very hard for her because she is so dominant.”
Judo (meaning "gentle way") is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano . Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata,) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice. A judo practitioner is called a judoka.