ONE FC: Pride of a Nation Recap

Last night was a challenging one for Evolve Mixed Martial Arts.  Mitch Chilson and Rodrigo Ximbica Ribeiro suffered defeats at the hands of two very talented opponents.  This is just part of the game.  Professional mixed martial arts is the toughest sport in the world, and these guys live life on the wire.  There is no higher high than victory, and no lower low than defeat.  The margin between the two is incredibly narrow.  Anytime you step into the cage you are just one false step away from defeat, and one correct step away from victory.  That is what makes this sport so beautiful.  Both Mitch and Ximbica showed incredible grace in defeat, and you can guarantee they will be back stronger than ever.

Keep your heads held high Mitch and Ximbica.  You are both true warriors, and we are all proud of you.  Evolve Mixed Martial Arts, the greatest mixed martial arts family in the world, is honored to have you as part of it.

In a previous post we discussed a speech by Theodore Roosevelt entitled “The Man in the Arena”.  Now seems like an appropriate time to revisit these wise words.

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."

- Theodore Roosevelt April 23, 1910

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