Had something funny happen this week, had a visitor asking if he could try a day of training with our local MMA Inland Empire fighters and I said sure, go right ahead. He said that he was a pro fighter who has had several MMA fights throughout Southern California and had even fought in some major venues, great. This gives me the opportunity to see how my fighters do against someone with experience.
He started in our 3rd class of the day, my MMA fighters had already trained in two classes before this one. We did the every day training that I put my MMA fighters through and I was surprised to see that he could not make it through the rest of the training. Now, I know that my training has been said to be one of the hardest training people have gone through, but he is a professional fighter, this should not be new to him.
My question is when does training become to hard? As a world class wrestler I trained twice a day everyday, plus did road work, because I wanted to be the best. How does a fighter determine when they have trained enough, when they are undefeated, when they hold a title, or is it that they really do not want to be the best they are ok with average?