8 Jan 2010 10:51:28 AM
There’s a reason Amir Sadollah wasn’t fazed when Phil Baroni blitzed him with an all-out assault in the opening minutes of their UFC 106 bout. Really, there are two reasons. For one, it was Baroni, so he had reason to expect that. For another, Sadollah always expects things to go badly. Always.
“That’s kind of my mindset in life,” he says. “Expect the worse and most of the time it’s not as bad. But sometimes it’s worse."
It might sound like a negative way to go through life, but Sadollah doesn’t see it that way. To him, it’s motivating. If he goes into each fight expecting it to be a fifteen-minute nightmare, it will make him bust his ass in the gym and prepare him mentally for the worst-case scenario. Even when he wins, and does so in impressive fashion, as he did against Baroni, he doesn’t like to dwell on the positives, he says.Read More ADD COMMENTS (12) DIGG THIS