There are so many ways to make a living and get rich on this earthly world.
Prize fighting, however, is one extraordinary way.
Just ask yourself: what kind of a person who does this for a living? What kind of a person who steps into a cage with another trained assassin who is literally trying to kill him? What kind of person puts his body, mind and soul through hell and beyond for money, fame and glory?
Definitely not ordinary people.
T.J. Dillashaw – a Mixed Martial Artist and Bang Muay Thai specialist, left his original camp Team Alpha Male to further pursue his personal and financial development as a martial artist and a prize fighter.
Any casual fan knows changing camps in the world of mixed-martial-arts is more like a death sentence. It is a sign of disloyalty and betrayal. Logically, T.J. was outcasted. Slaughtered by the media and was labeled by his ex-teammates as a “snake in the grass”.
He jokingly started saying that he moves like a snake and bites like a snake.
He used to be seen wearing a T-shirt with snake-like skin designs.
The media slept on him.
His ex-teammates forgot that snakes are some of the deadliest reptiles on the face of this earth.
On August 4th, 2018 he retained his world title by knocking out Cody Garbrandt (from his ex-team Alpha Male) to solidify his claim as one of the best bantamweight fighters of all time.
Whatever they use against you, wear it on your sleeves so they can’t use it against you no more.
Whatever they throw at you, turn it into a weapon.
Whatever is in the way becomes the way.
Don’t climb the mountain.
Don’t go around the mountain.
Don’t dig underneath it.
Don’t blow up the mountain.
Be the mountain.
“In life, it doesn’t matter what happens to you or where you came from. It matters what you do with what happens and what you’ve been given. And the only way you’ll do something spectacular is by using it all to your advantage.” ― Ryan Holiday, The Obstacle Is the Way.