r/nextfuckinglevel 12d ago Heartwarming 3 Narwhal Salute 1 Silver 37 Helpful 34 Wholesome 57 Take My Energy 2 Faith In Humanity Restored 2

Running into his opponents mom moments after beating him and taking his belt

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u/T_loin-Baggins 12d ago Silver Platinum Helpful Wholesome

Nothing can beat an amazing mom

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u/redeyez24 12d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome

Amazing mom and dad?

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u/SrSwerve 12d ago Silver Gold Platinum Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy Heartwarming Bravo Grande! Wearing is Caring Bless Up

I honestly envy people who grew up with both parents in a normal household…. Like my dad passed at 1 and my mom worked 3 jobs…. Like I learned to be a man by myself and fuck has it been hard….. so if you have a mom and dad please please please love them, tell them they are the best in the world, please do it for me

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u/coreyannder 12d ago

I am so freaking grateful for my parents 🥺

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u/antoniohfernandes 12d ago

Kinda everybody have some parents issues right? It's like always present or never present. But it looks like way more pain when you deal with extremes. One side of abused, other way those who lost them completely.

So if your oldies are a little bit too harsh, ir a little bit too distant, you have the whole lucky in the world.

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u/coreyannder 12d ago

Oh absolutely! Individually, both my parents have issues that were transferred to me through their parenting (not intentionally, everyone has baggage, that's just how it goes). But somehow, when they worked together, their parenting skills were amazing! I feel super lucky having my parent duo. Kind of hard to explain I guess 🤷‍♀️

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u/sayberdragon 12d ago

Agree so hard. My mom and I have conflicting personalities that made it and still make it hard for us to get along (my dad and I are really close but he also has his issues) but I wouldn’t trade losing one of them for the world.

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u/baggs22 12d ago

My mum and I have conflicting personalities because we are similar. It was made a lot better when I moved out. Still very close to both my parents though.

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u/sayberdragon 12d ago

Definitely was easier when I moved out. My mom and I have the same character flaws but different interests (she’s outgoing and traditionally feminine, i’m an introvert and a tomboy) so it lead to a lot of butting heads. We make sure to talk over text and call often and I visit for holidays, it completely repaired our relationship to not have to deal with each other every day.

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u/coreyannder 12d ago

Exactly! ❤️

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u/civgarth 12d ago Silver

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u/mochiburrito 12d ago

Wtf did I just watch 😂 pocket sand!

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u/ExactPea9707 12d ago

I’ve stuck it out through hard times just to make sure my girls get both parents

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u/Mahjoku 12d ago

Even if you separate, your girls can still have both parents. Me and my baby momma officially separated when the kids were 3 years and the other 4 months. Before that we were living in different homes. For us, it was getting worse and worse. In our case, this is for the better, but each case is different.

I sincerely wish your family luck, including your partner. Please remember to never make big decisions on a whim. Think things through and keep your current mood in mind.

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u/stinkload 12d ago

Great reply . Thanks for being the kind of person that not only thinks this way but is still capable of sharing it .
Cheers to you.

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u/heyimrick 12d ago

My parents divorced, but remained friends.. Even lived together, shared the house and mortgage. Didn't even change last names because it was a hassle. Growing up we thought they were married... I figured out young they weren't, but my siblings didn't find out till near adulthood. They sacrificed a lot to make sure we had "parents". Was it the right move? I have no clue... I like to think it taught me that two people can still love each other but not be right for each other, and that it's ok... Parenting is a trip.

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u/PokerBeards 12d ago

Crazy that I’m fighting so fucking hard right now to just to have half the week with my children, as a dad you’d think that they’d want you around.

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u/toyfangs 12d ago

Keep fighting. They'll know that you did it for them.

Sincerely, a kid who's dad didn't fight for them

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u/legion327 12d ago

I spent 14 years fighting to get every moment I could with my son. So at 14 he decided to live with me instead and we’ve both been the happiest we’ve been in ages. 14 years of long drives to get him, 14 years of child support, 14 years of scratching, clawing, and fighting for every moment.

Worth it, brother. Keep the faith. It’s going to pay off in spades.

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u/Darksideslide 12d ago

Please keep fighting, I wanted my dad around as much as a bastard as he was, and for as little as he saw in me. Some of my best qualities I have are because of him. Just be you and don't feel like you have to be anything else, and they will.

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u/mochiburrito 12d ago

Same. Imagine having parents? My mom died when I was 8 then went to an abusive alcoholic father and I moved out at 16. It’s been hell trying to figure out all the damage that was done through therapy. I failed in a lot of relationships because I didnt understand love well enough to maintain them. I progressively got better at them but I did have to lose some really important people. Parents shape a huge portion of your life even if you don’t think they do. Love your parents for all of us who had crappy childhoods and parents. Go tell them you love them and learn how to make a meal and make it for them. It probably would make their day and it’ll feel great for you too.

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u/Thud2 12d ago

Sleeping in the churchyard at 14. This Momma's a queen.

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u/FreeganKing 12d ago

Dad passed at 2 and my mom worked two jobs. Granny and aunt babysat, lost my granny 11 months ago. Just wanted to share...

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u/spockman12345 12d ago

I needed this today

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u/[deleted] 12d ago LOVE!

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u/IwaslikeWhatThe 12d ago

You're definitely not a mistake, kiddo. Not even close.

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u/Darksideslide 12d ago Heartwarming

Well that tells you the weight of her judgement, because Life doesn't make mistakes. Life happens, it explodes, it conquers, it shapes, shifts and it does it by one act. It Grows. You are a mistake as much as life exists in the most hostile environments imaginable is a mistake. Life doesn't make mistakes, it just is, and it will. You are you because you are here, and the world is better for it. We all are not predetermined to be here, but here we are, with you.

Remember Life doesn't make mistakes, it just is, so live it. And tell your Mom to pound hot sand the next time she says it. Get that extra scoop.

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u/SOLRAC5000 12d ago

Really sucks dude, seriously. I know 😞

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u/06boost 12d ago

Nice words ❤

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u/buckrogered21 12d ago

Feel for you mate. I can’t empathise but I can try to understand. Sounds like you and your mum did a fucking great job.

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u/mahSachel 12d ago

Yup. Dad died last month. If fucking sucks.

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u/ExPatWharfRat 12d ago

Yep. Can confirm. Got both. They're awesome.

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u/Light_Beard 12d ago Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Bravo!

Nothing can beat an amazing mom

Drunk Dad?

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u/Ok_Bat4262 12d ago

Holy fuck that's darker than my coffee.

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u/Aloysius7 12d ago

I like my coffee like I like my women... ground up and in the freezer.

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u/thegrumpymechanic 12d ago

I like my women like I like my scotch... 12 years old and mixed up with coke.

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u/EvilTwin636 12d ago

Heathen... At least 15 years old and neat.

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u/chirstain 12d ago

I like my coffee how I like my thoughts, dark, bitter, and keeping me up all night

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u/WillCode4Cats 12d ago

Have you ever consider running for political office? You are exactly their type of guy.

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u/HAL-Over-9001 12d ago

I like my women like I like my cheese... left in the basement to age for years.

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u/Hadouukken 12d ago

Jon Jones

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u/Aitch-Kay 12d ago

Why does God keep testing him?

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u/NiceTryKemosabe 12d ago

Brah. It’s not okay to make me laugh about that kinda stuff

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u/cmcewen 12d ago

That woman is a mom for every person she sees. Whole community sees her as a mom

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u/eyehate 12d ago

Nothing can beat an amazing mom

Oh. Well. Ok.Being a dad is good, too.Even if nothing beats the mom, I guess.

*sad dad

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u/TheCatofDeath 12d ago

Dads are underappreciated as hell.

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u/venom_doku 12d ago

What about an amazing plumber?

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u/Yosemite-Sam99 12d ago

Right after an amazing electrician.

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u/thebeachi 12d ago

Idk looks like that’s the new champ, I think he can beat her good

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u/LordBligger 12d ago

Nothing can beat a black supportive mother. I'm from NOLA and I've had so many as teachers and they've really brought love in my life. Especially encouragement.

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u/Dumb_Vampire_Girl 12d ago

Combat sports are kind of surreal.

Beating up someone you consider a friend, in front of their family that you also consider close friends, is surreal to me.

No hate towards combat sports, I just couldn't have the heart to do that to another person, it takes a strong will to do something like that.

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u/DnDn8 12d ago

I feel like you need to just be able to turn off empathy and sympathy. Some don't have any to begin with, but it seems like many can just turn it on and off.

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u/HarrySchlong33 12d ago

It's a sport, period. Some fights are actual fights, but you see the same thing in other sports. You play differently when it's someone you don't like. See Khabib vs Johnson then Khabib vs McGregor.

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u/mlgkurd 12d ago

“Tap, you know I deserve this” vs. “let’s talk now”

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u/TheHoneyCreeper 12d ago

"its only business"

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u/PopKaro 12d ago

For someone who does not keep up with fight sports, what's the deal with those two fights?

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u/Forsaken_Jelly 12d ago

Big money rivalries with so much shit talking to generate revenue that they actually end up hating each other and it becomes real.

Doesn't work with McGregor though. It really is just a public persona that he puts on. I trained in his gym under his coach for about 6 months before he became big. He's a shit talker to everyone. Everyone. But it never means anything and he's mostly hilarious with it. And I mean scathing verbal quips out of nowhere but that's what people who know him expect and love about him. But if you watch some of his early Irish TV interviews before he started playing to the American audience (most of us Irish find that shit embarrassing) and you'll see he's pretty eloquent and respectful towards people, especially his opponents.

Behind the scenes he's a gent and all business. While he and Kabib aren't friends they really are gentle and chatty when the cameras aren't around. It's just that the persona makes more money than the fighting for McGregor so he stopped giving a shit. He was an exceptional fighter before he got complacent with wealth.

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u/_Fyngr 12d ago

He is a cunt who sucker punches old men in bars. Fuck him.

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u/TheMarsian 12d ago

And Khabibs an extremist supporter. Fuck em both.

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u/DrMrJordan 12d ago

I’d consider Khabib “dedicated” rather than extreme. He’s not trying to radicalize people to his faith. He’s just very invested in his own.

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u/PopKaro 12d ago

I've always wanted to learn proper boxing, but I'm not very good with verbal confrontation (non-native English speaker living in English-speaking country). How likely is it to get your balls busted if you are a newbie who tries out a boxing gym?

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u/oldboatnectar 12d ago

Not at all likely.

Go to the gym

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u/EndlessB 12d ago

Not at all, they will help you. Everyone starts somewhere

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u/kipperfish 12d ago

Everybody was a newbie at some point.

I've done a bit of bjj/muaythai/boxing and everybody has been really friendly. They want you to learn and be good so they have more good people in the gym which will in turn make it a better gym.

I also hate confrontation, but having a little bit of knowledge on how to handle yourself makes you more confident in those situations.

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u/Sparcrypt 12d ago

You won't really, new people get encouragement... the shit talking happens once you start to become friends (or if you start it yourself). If you don't want to shit talk, just don't. Most people will respect that.

The one and only thing I can say is go in humble. You're new, it's fine, be new! That means listen to feedback, focus on technique and absolutely do not try and show up the people training you. I can help you learn or I can kick your arse, it's kind of hard to do both and if you come at me swinging hard and trying to take my head off then eventually I'll have to swing back to let you know that (shockingly) the people who have been doing it for years are much better at it.

Like I don't want to discourage you and I hope this doesn't come across as me trying to be some tough man or whatever... that's just the single worst thing attitude you can have and I hate seeing it.

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u/AlexDKZ 12d ago

Behind the scenes he's a gent and all business.

Considering the long list of controversies in his wiki entry, some involving sexual assault and him punching random people while drunk, I find that a bit hard to believe.

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u/Goocheyy 12d ago

Wasn’t too gentlemanly of him to punch that old man in the head

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u/LeadFarmerMothaFucka 12d ago

Sounds like you’re lickin dudes sack. Khabib fucked him up as he should have. What a piece of shit McGregor is. Fuck that dude. Glad he got his ass whooped and his leg broke in half. He deserved it.

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u/Mac_and_dennis 12d ago

He’s a gent? Tell that to the old man who he rocked because said old man wasn’t interested in drinking his, in my opinion, shit whiskey.

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u/J03130 12d ago

Good fighter but he was never a good person. If you have it in you to hit anyone never mind an old man because they won't drink your piss you call whisky you've got something loose up there.

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u/OfficialGreenkid 12d ago edited 12d ago

Khabib was so dominant in his grappling that he could just hold you down and talk shit to you. These were his two most famous examples.

Maybe some guys talk shit, but its usually short little quips whispered through heavy breathing

With Khabib, he was looming over them, utterly dominating them, shouting loud enough for the ringside mics to pick it up

Against Johnson, it was relatively respectful... telling him to tap and avoid damage, and that Khabib deserved the title shot...but still humiliating...

Against Conor, though, it was avenging all the venom and hate that Conor spewed before the fight (whether Conor was "in character", or not.. it didn't make a difference to Khabib)

Sorry, thats about as short an answer as I can give, and its still leaving quite a bit out

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u/stealthdonkey007 12d ago

Khabib getting on top of Connor and saying

"You want to talk?"

*punch to the face*

"Lets talk now"

*another punch to the face*

was the kind of thing that, if it was in a film, I'd say it was unrealistic and over-the-top. Crazy shit.

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u/OfficialGreenkid 12d ago

Exactly, it gave me the same feeling as peak Silva.. like, "this can't be real, this would make bad Hollywood writing" kind of stuff

Khabib shit talking, Matrix Silva, GSP returning from the dead at Madison Square Garden, those are my favourite "too good to be true" moments.. Holloway masterclasses as my honorable mention

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u/kipperfish 12d ago

Can't forget Lawley vs Mcdonald. That shit was legendary. They weren't the same fighters after.

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u/OfficialGreenkid 12d ago

Ah true, good call!

If we want to go even deeper though, the whole Khabib vs Ferguson blueballs culimating in a global pandemic is probably way too much to try and explain to casuals, but it is defining MMA lore for hardcore fans

I still have a hard time accepting that the fight (or anything else for that matter) happened the way that it did after the "baseball" press conference!

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u/PopKaro 12d ago

Thanks, that's an illuminating explanation!

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u/ironhide_ivan 12d ago

McGregor did a lot of shit talking, as he does, and Khabib took it personally. Very personally. And it showed in the fight. Highly recommend checking it out

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u/SuccumbedToReddit 12d ago

He didn't let go of his chokehold when McGregor tapped out... twice. Ref really had to pry his hand away.

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u/flamin_sheep 12d ago

That's kinda fucked actually

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u/6Pontius6Pilate6 12d ago

I mean McGregor doesn't exactly have a clean record so if it's gonna happen to anyone might as well be him. Plus McGregor was the one who spent months shit talking the guy that was repeatedly saying he took the insults personally

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u/why-is-life-a- 12d ago

Khabib vs Johnson was kind of a no hard feelings type of fight. Sure Khabib beat the ever loving shit outa Micheal but it seemed like Khabib just put him out of his misery when he Subbed Micheal with a kimura

McGregor vs Khabib was the biggest fight in UFC history, and oppose to what the most upvoted reply says, there’s no evidence they’re friends, Khabib didn’t really talk back either so u doubt he was interested in selling the fight. And the cherry on top of why I think it’s real is the bus attack from McGregor (before the fight was announced and Khabib was going to fight for the title in Conors absence against Tony Ferguson before Tony had to pull out) Conor attacked the bus he was on, injuring multiple fighters.) and the post fight brawl (where after beating Conor dominantly Khabib jumped the cage to attack Conors team resulting in a year suspension I believe) that’s why I highly doubt it was for money, why attack someone post fight when all the money to be made was made. Not to sell a rematch because Khabib was adamantly against this and Khabib has since retired so they will never be one. But onto what actually happened. McGregor won the lightweight title against Eddie Alvarez then took a 2 year hiatus from the sport (when he fought Maywether) in this time an interim belt was made which was won by Tony Ferguson, who was then stripped cos he got injured. Then a fight was booked for the real belt to strip Conor with Tony vs Khabib (that matchup has a story of its own lol) but Tony had to pull out, in fight week, then he was replaced with feather weight champion Max Holloway who was seemed medically unfit and so Khabib ended up fight Al Iaquinta (idk how to spell it), this is around the time of the bus attack, he dominated Al to win the belt. Then Conor vs Khabib was announced and Conor went on a verbal tyrade rarely seen. Insulting Khabib’s family, religion, people and of course the man himself and for a devout Muslim who loves his family more than anything it passed him off. So the night comes and he just kicks the shit outa Conor then attacks the team. Rematches would be discussed but they never happened and Khabib retired two fights later after putting Justin Gaethji to sleep.

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u/DickVonShit 12d ago

In instances like this (definitely not always the case), I don't think they turn it off, they know they're both there to compete. It's just the nature of competition. The belt wouldn't mean anything if the person wasn't trying or wasn't good enough to make you work for it. It's because you respect each other that you both try your hardest to win.

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u/ThisIsFlight 12d ago edited 12d ago

I feel like you need to just be able to turn off empathy and sympathy.

Not at all. You honor people by competing with them - win or lose it is praising someone's value as a fellow practitioner and a competitor. You dont turn off either empathy or sympathy, you can apply both when your on the mat or in the ring and should. You're not killing an enemy, you're competing with an equal.

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u/lizzyhuerta 12d ago

I honestly don't think they turn off their empathy or sympathy at all! I think it's about honing a craft, mastering it, and working very hard to do that craft well and with a lot of thoughtfulness. Like any sport.

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u/Thich_QuangDuc 12d ago

As a former fighter, you dont take that personally

There is so much adrenaline running through that you sometimes forget everything around you, I have had many times where my coach was screaming at me something and I couldnt hear anything

After the fight it all settles down and you can see things again more clearly

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u/Anialation 12d ago

Both you and your opponent chose (or I hope so at least) this activity and have spent countless hours training and fighting others before this point. There's no question about what the risks and pain involved are. This isn't about beating someone up exactly, it's about outperforming your opponent like any other sport.

I would assume that there's also a certain confidence that your opponent is around the same level of skill that you are at and you're not just beating up someone who's far less skilled than you are.

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u/SuccumbedToReddit 12d ago edited 11d ago

This isn't about beating someone up exactly, it's about outperforming your opponent like any other sport.

Sure but you can really hurt your opponent and regret that afterwards. Imagine you literally caved in someone skull like Anderson Silva Michael Page did. I bet he sent the dude some stuff in the hospital.

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u/CautiousCornerstone 12d ago

Every fight I’ve competed in there are a few moments that I just don’t remember at all. Like going back and watching there are pieces I remember from the fight but other pieces I don’t. Body just goes on autopilot for those moments I guess. Such an insane sport

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u/CautiousCornerstone 12d ago

I don’t know if I had an adrenaline dump but I always felt weirdly calm. Even stepping into the cage I’ve seen my opponent levels above me in terms of being hyped up. But something I have noticed is that I can’t be listening to anything with my headphones before the fight without my anxiety spiking. So I’m positive I was always anxious, it was just more buried haha

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u/SleepingBeastie 12d ago

There was a WMMA fight in which the winner held back on one of her last punches. Upon the ref stopping the fight, she looked really distraught trying to get medical into the ring. Another reason was that her opponent had actually helped her train previously. (Xiong Jing Nan vs Michelle Nicolini)

She fought someone else just yesterday and the CEO of the company that hosted the fight criticized her for not having a killer instinct in her last few fights. Granted, this fight I think she was too busy defending takedowns, but I don't know. She plays up how cocky she is when she fights, but outside of the ring she seems like an amazing person.

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u/intheprocesswerust 12d ago edited 12d ago

Roy Nelson got banned I believe for pushing the ref because he didn’t call the fight over when his close friend he was fighting was knocked out and he didn’t wanna do him lasting damage and wanted the ref to call it (which he did but well delayed), and Roy obviously doesn't want to hit him any further and wants the ref to stop the fight.

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u/LotusSloth 12d ago

They’re able to compartmentalize the feelings and think about what they’re doing in an abstract way, war mask on. I agree, I don’t think I could get out of my own head for that.

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u/Anjetto 12d ago

They should be paid more

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u/Dumb_Vampire_Girl 12d ago

How much are they paid?

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u/Anjetto 12d ago

Less than 20% of what the company makes. Which is low. Considering NFL guys as a whole make 50% of league revenue and MMA guys are probably the only athletes putting as much on the line as NFL players. Other than pro wrestlers. Who should also be paid more

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u/Dumb_Vampire_Girl 12d ago

What does that come out to? Low 6 figures? High 5?

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u/Anjetto 12d ago

The very tippy top make loads. New guys make 15k on average a year. More veterans make about 50k. A year. For a very high risk of brain damage or permanent injury.

Where as the average pro boxer in the low end makes 40k.

First year rookie NFL guy makes 500k

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u/Dumb_Vampire_Girl 12d ago

15k!?

What in the world. They definitely need to make way more than that. That's not even enough to live in, let alone the present and future medical issues down the line.

I consider pro athletes to be overpaid, but it seems like the fighting world isn't. That's just awful. At least give them enough to live.

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u/TrayvonMartin712 12d ago

I imagine ole dana sees it as him giving them a platform to make a name for themselves then things like sponsors come along and they probably out earn what the make off him tbh

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u/Dumb_Vampire_Girl 12d ago

Dang. I know they chose that life/career, but that's brutal.

So they're being paid in... exposure?

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u/Anjetto 12d ago

Plus mma guys have to buy their own travel and lodging. Where as NFL guys get all that taken care of.

Athletes aren't overpaid. They're paid in relation to thr money they bring in. The NFL makes billions a year. The athletes have a good union and make millions. Mma bring in billions a year and make thousands. The sport is killing both of them. At least NFL get insurance and money.

The problem isn't the athletes. They're employees. Workers. The real problem is the corporate suits. As it always is. If people stopped watching sports, sports wouldn't make so much money. So really, a part of this is on the consumer too.

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u/BluThunderboltz 12d ago

I’ve always wanted to box somebody, just to see if I could fight good. But I can’t fight somebody I know. If they are a friend of family member then I’d feel bad and hold back. If its someone I don’t like, I’d be afraid they would beat me and again, I’d feel bad because I lost to someone I hated. I’d have to fight a complete stranger so afterwards we would go about our own separate ways.

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u/TxJoker88 12d ago

Go to a gym. They will probably let you do it. It’s going to suck for you lol but they will probably let you.

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u/Stephan_Wolf 12d ago

Plot twist. She bet against her son and was happy that that dude beat him up.

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u/Soulger11 12d ago

Her son was in on it too. Got paid to fall. It's a conspiracy I tell ya! /s

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u/SemiSentientGarbage 12d ago

/s....unless....kidding!

But maybe

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u/Which-Palpitation 12d ago

Mama Woodley is a better sport than Tyron is

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u/Ambitious-Event-8466 12d ago

Imagine her against Jake fucking Paul

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u/MiniMan_BigChungus 12d ago

Wait! Paul is fucking Jake behind my back?! What an asshole!

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u/crazytoothpaste 12d ago

No . Jake is fucking Paul

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u/inappropriate-slur 12d ago

Predestination vibes.

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u/DaBake 12d ago

I met her randomly at a Vegas comedy show during a fight week years ago and she's every bit as genuine as she appears in this video.

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u/Which-Palpitation 12d ago

She legit seems proud that Tyron made it, and not in a cringeworthy way like Weidman’s dad

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u/SamApexLegends 12d ago

“AND THIS IS STILL MY BOYYY”

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u/Which-Palpitation 12d ago

Herb Dean had just finished Chris Weidman by TKO in the fourth round with the help of Luke Rockhold and Weidman’s dad is in there like his son just beat Anderson for the first time

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u/Count_Critic 12d ago

Herb Dean had just finished Chris Weidman by TKO in the fourth round with the help of Luke Rockhold

lmao that's a good way to describe it.

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u/TheMontrealKid 12d ago

Mama Woodley is an MMA legend.

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u/Lowkey_HatingThis 12d ago

We forget how she went off on a fan at the Paul fight and her general happy demeanor after her son just got ko'd. His career pretty much ceased with that and she's smiling cause of the paycheck.

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u/GruesomeCilantro 12d ago

Probably, looking both of them being wholesome makes me feels great.

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u/Mysterious-Wish8398 12d ago

I love the guy who kisses her hand at the end. A woman who knows her own worth and helps build up others.

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u/CaptainObvious108 12d ago

That guy is Ali Abdelaziz, he manages fighters and the MMA community considers him a massive dickhead and for good reason

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u/Mysterious-Wish8398 12d ago

Sad, but they are everywhere. She is still amazing.

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u/mlgkurd 12d ago

Idk imo he’s the most successful manager for UFC fighters, and everyone of his fighters speak very highly of him. Going as far to call him family and such. He gets good deals through being the UFCs bitch though I think that’s why many fans don’t like him. He was also an informant for the FBI.

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u/georgism 12d ago

If the fbi is coming to you to inform, they aren’t asking.

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u/redacted_comment 12d ago

F’n Better Inform!

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u/boiledpeen 12d ago

He also still holds a nonexistent grudge against Ariel and refuses to let his clients go on his show. Weird energy from Ali if you ask me

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u/TheCocksmith 12d ago

Ariel is never innocent in these grudges that various people have against him. He's not completely the bad guy either.

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u/JustSomeGuyOnTheSt 12d ago

lmao that last sentence came outta nowhere

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u/Reyzord 12d ago

Well that's why they hire him - he is good at his job. Not because he's a good person.

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u/CourtesySniff 12d ago

Being a sports agent might be the number one job for people that are good at their jobs but are also massive assholes

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u/di3_b0ld 12d ago

Its actually not for good reason. It’s because 1.) they subscribe to the prevailing memes on any MMA topic and 2.) because you can easily paint any brown guy with the name “Ali” as a “terrorist” (this is one of the bs narratives about him).

Every single one of his fighters talks glowingly about him, and most ppl in MMA have positive things to say about him in general. The only big names that hate him are Connor McGreggor and Ariel Helwani.

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u/RRSC14 12d ago

That guy is a notorious clout-chaser wannabe fighter himself who was once an FBI and NYPD informant for a terrorist cell in Virginia. He was then removed as an informant after he was suspected to be working for the terrorist group as a double agent. Pretty all around rotten guy.

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u/Mr_Cromer 12d ago

Mike Russell has been touting that particular line for years now... Still haven't seen the "proof" he promised

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u/_FinestJellyBeansRaw 12d ago

It's sort of crazy how one guy repeating that Ali was a terrorist over and over with 0 proof has resulted in so many people buying it

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u/cutthroatlemming 12d ago

It was so respectful.

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u/easy18big 12d ago

Wild to look back at this moment. Tyrons life changed forever because of this night. He lost 3 more times in the UFC and then lost to Jake Paul twice. What a wild rise and fall story.

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u/HarrySchlong33 12d ago

Yeah, this fight broke his confidence. No professional fighter expects to be dominated like that, especially a champion.

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u/bernardobrito 12d ago

There's a combat sports truism about "getting old overnight".

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u/NeitherAlexNorAlice 12d ago

For Tyron, he was a knockout artist, but he was diagnosed with arthritis in his hands. It's not that he got old. His loss streak started when he was relatively near peak. But his hands just went off.

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u/trashmunki 12d ago

As someone who got diagnosed with arthritis at 18 years old, I feel this. Exercising isn't as easy as it should be for me compared to others my age. Just gotta keep trying.

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u/Tharakesh_S 12d ago

Don't you even think on fucking giving up. I believe in you. Go for the stars my guy.

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u/deejay_harry1 12d ago

Is Tyron the guy hugging the dude’s mother? Or the son of the woman?

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u/rediraim 12d ago edited 12d ago

The son of the woman. Kamaru Usman is the fighter in the video.

Edit: Kamaru, not Kamara

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u/SemiSentientGarbage 12d ago Silver Gold

Every time I see this I tear up. I wish my mum was like this, she just tells people I was a mistake. I aspire to be this kind of person for my kids and this kind of parent to my kids.

Never stop posting this

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u/Banji_Welling 12d ago Gold

The fact that you've shared this with us tells me you'll be just fine. You know how to think thru situations. It'll be maddening but it'll be worth it.

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u/SemiSentientGarbage 12d ago

Thank you :)

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u/wrongleveeeeeeer 12d ago Gold

You weren't a mistake.

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u/SemiSentientGarbage 12d ago edited 12d ago

It's odd but that means a lot tbh. A stranger who knows nought about me saying that is nice.

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u/FeebleFreak 12d ago

I aspire to be this kind of person for my kids and this kind of parent to my kids

You are the exact opposite of a mistake 🙂

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u/wrongleveeeeeeer 12d ago

Sometimes it only takes a very little bit of info to know enough about a person. I felt confident in my assessment, and you deserve to hear it. Feel free to reach out if you ever wanna hear it again.

Cheers friend 🍻

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u/SemiSentientGarbage 12d ago

Cheers new friend!

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u/AbsurdTheatre 12d ago

Username doesn't check out.

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u/KennyDROmega 12d ago

I like to imagine Covington's mom did the same thing, except it was more like "thank you for humbling my idiotic son".

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u/HarrySchlong33 12d ago

Covington's sister thanked him in private...

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u/NetflixAndNikah 12d ago

As amusing as this gif is, please do not try to vacuum someone's breath. Giving someone collapsed lungs is not a good idea.

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u/AGJustin05 12d ago

New crippling fear unlocked.

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u/BassCreat0r 12d ago

Always love going from laughing to terrified on reddit!

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u/WeWillBeMillions 12d ago

Geez that shit is fucking dangerous

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u/BaldrickTheBrain 12d ago

Convington a legit good fighter. He don’t need to do political bullshit and turn himself a fucking clown. Dude needs a good pr person, you can be asshole like McGregor and get paid. I don’t understand grifting when you have a future in UFC.

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u/vG_Watt 12d ago

Covington is a persona. Dude was about to get cut from the ufc because he was a boring fighter then he came up with that personna and they resigned him because of the brazil youre a dump thing

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u/Ronstermadness 12d ago

What a genuine women . bless her Hart

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u/Soulger11 12d ago

Her Kevin Hart

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u/Mr_Aestheticss 12d ago

Her pocket Kevin hart?

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u/-__Shrek__- 12d ago

gladiators have mothers too.... respect

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u/nefrpitou 12d ago

Who the fuck started cutting onions around here

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u/Western_Shoulder_942 12d ago

Sorry making some beef stew....ill clean it up now sorry

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u/Ambitious-Event-8466 12d ago

I thought I told you to flush next time

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u/whosondeck 12d ago

wtf this is next level human shit

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u/ThatWoodyGuyXD 12d ago

Wholesome.

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u/Brilliant_Ad3 12d ago

Mama’s are the most powerful being in this whole universe and it’s gonna be like that

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u/Familiar-Feedback-93 12d ago

Next she went to go comfort her baby boy!

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u/motosandguns 12d ago edited 12d ago

A gladiator is leaving the ring, staring at the ground limping in pain, post battle, and she makes a sound that calls him over from across the room, in a crowd, so he can sob into her shoulder.

And then another man kisses her hand.

That’s one hell of a woman.

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u/_cg88 12d ago

You can tell he needed those words at that moment. No matter how tough a person looks, everybody needs kind words from time to time.

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u/AppleSeed81 12d ago

Powerful stuff

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u/throwawaytrans182828 12d ago

Who is the fighter ? Whats happening ?

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u/Haze-tz 12d ago

This is kamaru usman after beating tyron woodley to become the ufc welterweight champion. This is him backstage after the fight being comforted by woodleys mother and she is telling him to not feel bad for beating her son as she understands his time as champion was up and its his turn now to be on the top.

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u/throwawaytrans182828 12d ago

Are they friends or smth v

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u/Examper22 12d ago

Idk but its Mama Woodley, everyone respects Mama Woodley

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u/rogerdeakinsfan 12d ago

No. It’s just a show of respect. She basically did the same with Jake Paul.

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u/Aurelius2094 12d ago

Mamma Woodley is everyone’s mamma

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u/TourettesKid69 12d ago

Bro this is Reddit so I was expecting comments that are disrespectful and dirty asf or whatever. But this was actually a really nice and encouraging reminder that it’s ok to beat people and it’s ok to succeed

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u/KatastropheKraut 12d ago

The way this made me feel. To see someone else reassure and give love to someone who needed it, no matter the circumstances. Humbling and heartwarming.

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u/JustALizzyLife 12d ago

For anyone that may need it; this internet momma is proud of you. Life is hard as hell, especially lately, and some days even getting out of bed seems like a Herculean task, but you're making it. One day at a time, sometimes one hour at a time. It's OK if today you stayed buried under the covers, you'll try again tomorrow and that's what's important. Just remember that you are good enough. You're an amazing person and the world is a better place with you in it. Keep being authentically you. Nothing would make me prouder.

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u/caleb-crawdad 12d ago

What an incredible woman, if everyone had a mum like this the world would be a better place.

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u/mydepressingpoems 12d ago

We’re all need more people like this

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u/Navy_Canuck 12d ago

"Sorry for beating the shit out of your son, lol"

/s

For real though, that's sportsmanship and a great mother/human being.

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u/juicejitsu141 12d ago

There's a pic of her cracking up after her son was knocked out by whichever Paul brother

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u/FairElephant43 12d ago

Yeah MMA is a real good hearted sport most of these guys are best of friends they will go from knocking each other out to buying each other beers that same night they just act like they hate each other or they loose out on pay cause Dana White thinks it is more exciting and is not just a tool but the whole damn shed

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u/pinkguyfriedrice 12d ago

The title made me think the mom was gonna take the belt

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u/barelyintolerable 12d ago

How do I sign up for one of her hugs with a pep talk?

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