In all my years of martial arts training, fighting, teaching and now business coaching, this is one of the best interviews I've heard.
For example, Singer is asked at one stage whether he thinks Boxing or Thai boxing is better for MMA fighters.
His response is short but profound.
He says, "Well it's possible to get a world title without throwing a kick but it's impossible to get a world title without throwing a punch. For that reason, I'm going to choose boxing."
For the coaches and fighters out there, he sheds light on the type of training an MMA fighter should do, how much hard sparring is needed, how much fitness work is needed, whether the same training regime should apply from one fight to the next, and what non-fighters should do with their training.
As a person who has long since past his competitive days, this casual talk between a BJJ Black Belt and an MMA coach gave me a new way of looking at a sport that I have mixed feelings about.
His comments also show me the mistakes I made in my competitive Thaiboxing days. My physical condition always allowed me to outlast my opponents. Although the physical condition of a fighter is imperative, my technical growth as a competitor lagged way behind what it should have.
The world has changed and for the better thanks to Adam Singer.
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