We revere those who can (take a shot.) I’m here to tell you….this stuff is cumulative. It catches up to you. You think you’re tough. You think you’re tougher than those who warn you about your future. You think you’re different. But just look at NFL CTE. Our brains are not meant for this stuff. I envy guys who are knocked out with just a tough to their chin. At least their body is warning them. It catches up to you. You will feel defective and flawed. I could expound more, bout am afraid of sounding unintelligible. Took a lot to type because worried of sounding dumb or “punchy.” Had to reread and edit and spell check….shouldn’t of had to struggle to get through a simple thought of paragraph. Frustrating getting through the fog. You’re gonna have trust me on this. This stuff catches up with you. We might laugh at elusiveness of Mayweather. But I now Love a guy who doesn’t get hit! Don’t get hit!
Meant to say a “touch” to their chin. Not “tough”.
Ok, that was brutal. I think one more round and Matthysse would have been on the mat. Weird to see a fight where about 50% of the punches seem like power shots and are all landing.
This Siberian is one tough dude. This fight reminded me of something I try to remember. Once me and someone else had a job to do. I said “How are we ever go to this? The othe r person said “we have the advantage of it”
I say “how so?” They said “we have to “
So I try to remember that in impossible looking situations. Having to scratch my own way in life, I have to therefore I can.
That man got his face messed up. But seriously if he continues to fight line that and take that kind of punishment to the head he will be having some issues later on down the road he needs Travs Head Movement Course.
what a crazy thing to say, ruslan is a professional!!!
he has done the equivalent of the head movement training program and MORE
you dont really seem like a fighter to me, maybe you should head down to your local gym and go up against someone in your weight class.
you will be surprised that simply practicing from a video will not provide you with the skills that the guys above have.
Amen C. W. Buy Trav’s course.
CW, I was thinking the same thing! He really needs the Head Movement Course. The opposite of this fighter is Josh Kelly. He takes head movement very serious! Check out this highlight video.
He is moving his head but he is still getting hit a lot
The old “good news, bad news” of fighting.
THE GOOD NEWS: Now, everybody knows you’re tough.
THE BAD NEWS: You had to take a beating to prove it.
Henry K Gilbert
Dude is tough as nails
From wiki: “Provodnikov said that he enjoyed eating raw meat such as raw moose liver and raw fish, and he said that he believed that eating meat made him strong”
I’m going out to buy myself a pound of moose liver and some sushi.
I love the way he shook his head at the result lol. He had a good comeback but he was never going to win it on points!
Sometimes I think that these fighters are a bit deluded.
Thank you Travis. I always learn a lot. What a courageous fighter. Old school, like 5,000 BC. I particularly appreciate being introduced to the Mansi culture. Fascinating and sadly, fleeting.
Tough ain’t enough.
That was just a slug fest. No technical discipline. Good for entertainment and that’s all.
And that’s what made Floyd so great. This guy took more shots in one fight than mayweather prolly took in his whole career.
Provodnikov, lot a heart, lot a heart Man…. He just started too slowly thats what killed him. These are only highlights He came out stronger in later rounds but it was too late!
All heart. But tied up too long. If u got heart like that throw the bombs right away. If ur going to take a beating like that win. Next fight early start kids going to kick some ass.
Every fight is a learning opportunity. Ever hit someone and they blink it off? That’s a wake up call.
Offense: Would your MA tactics be able to defeat Rusian? (there are other Rusians out there) What do you need to improve?
Defense: Do you train yourself (your students) to take a punch/pain and still keep fighting?
Do you train with the mentality that you WILL get hit?
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