Conor McGregor lost to Nate Diaz

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Aug 17, 2016 00:09 personal-development diary English learn-from-mistakes
Aug 15.

I'm not a hardcore fan of the UFC, but, of course, I've heard about Conor McGregor and his notorious victories.

Today, I came across an interesting video "Conor McGregor lost to Nate Diaz!" What?! How? The Notorious Conor McGregor? Lost? I couldn't believe it.

I dug into numerous videos and interviews. It was true.

Although I'm not his fan, I do respect him very much. He's strong, confident; he puts a lot of hard work into training, gym, and mental preparation. How could he have lost?

Here are his own explanations:

As a true Champion, he took his loss and looked at the mistakes.

Now, I am going to focus on the moment that hooked me. He didn't pay enough attention to rest. Hard work all the time, no rest, as much as possible. Sometimes it came to the point where he hated whatever he was doing.

Sounds very familiar. This is exactly what I was doing. Hard work, no excuses, no days off. Successful people do not rest. Now, I was listening to the MMA Champion explaining that rest is essential, and the lack of it was one of his crucial mistakes.

He changed his training schedule. 3 days of training, 1 day of rest. During all three active days, he pushes to the limit and then takes a deserved day of rest.
On the training days where he has a low heat rate in the morning, he also rests.

That's a good point, as it helps you to recover physically, emotionally, and accumulate the energy for new challenges. It seems so obvious, but many ignore this, including me. From now on, I will include some days of rest during my working week.

It is only 5 days until the next fight "Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz 2".

I do like both guys, but I'll go ahead and make my prediction. McGregor will win. It just seems that he taking it more seriously. Of course, no one can know for sure. We'll know it on 08/20 2016.