This column is all about the fighters, we have asked several fighters to write us stories about how life is different from their perspective. We think you’ll be surprised how much they give up to follow their dreams. It’s the Fighters Perspective.
What is at the core of a great MMA fighter? The mastery of various martial arts is a HUGE part of it but strength and conditioning is also a big part. An MMA fighter has to be strong enough to dominate the opponent, throw powerful punches and kicks, absorb impact, and be able to resist a constant application of force. He or she has to be powerful and fast, and have enough endurance to be able to perform at high level for five 5-minute rounds.