Joe Rogan on wrestling,
"We said it a million times but it bears repeating. Wrestling is the greatest skill to have in MMA because wrestling dictates where the... fight takes place. On top of that, amateur wrestling training is so unbelievably grueling that the guys who get through it are the guys who rise to the top are the elite of the elite when it comes to mental toughness. That is a huge part of fighting. Mental toughness and focus and the ability to work hard to achieve goals under exceedingly insurmountable circumstances."
Other Commentator: "You must embrace the grind as they say."
Rogan: "That's a nice way of putting it but they go through hell. That's not a grind you know….Amateur wrestling practice is a constant exercise in over training, dehydration, and maintaining your momentum and maintaining your motivation in incredibly uncomfortable moments."
Other commentator: "Anybody in high school or college who played a sport they would always see the wrestlers just running and going, and going. They start before you start and they finish way after."
Rogan: "And they take great pleasure in being uncomfortable. They take great pleasure in their ability to push. And there is not a lot of sports that can say that, not a lot of sports where that is part of the badge of courage; the ability to be constantly miserable……"
Big shout out to Tryon Kaess winning the tournament to qualify for nationals last weekend. Also to my crew of workout partners Antonio, Connor, Josh, Andy, Nate, Waylon, and Brody.
Congrats to Duncan Harrison, Tryon Kaess, Spencer Marenco, and Conor Holt for their placing performances at the Hammerhead invitational. The team finished 14 of 37 using 9 scoring wrestlers spread over 14 possible weight classes...