Thanks to the pandemic, the sports world has been thrown into disarray. While I’m normally a big football and baseball fan, I’ve become increasingly found of the UFC during these wild times.

One of the reason I enjoy the UFC so much is because each match is total reset. It doesn’t matter what the fighters have done in the past. A bad night = a lost fight. You can’t rely on your past performance. You have to show up that night.

Similar to cross country, which I ran in high school, each race requires you show up. You can’t just phone it in. Some of the other sports you can “get away” with a bad night, but with UFC each round is the only thing that matters.

It’s refreshing to see some of the world’s most elite athletes having to ‘bring it’ every single match.