Although many of us may never enter a mixed martial arts contest, there are so many life lessons that can be learned from stepping into a ring where another man literally wants to destroy you.
How do you prepare? How do you succeed? How do get up when you get knocked down? What are the attributes of the worlds most successful fighters and men?
My guest, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Bas Rutten, answers these questions and more on this episode.
“I said, ‘Okay, I’m not going to run anymore, I’m going to take care of this problem.” Tweet That— Bas Rutten
Meet Bas Rutten
Bas Rutten is a UFC hall of famer and a former UFC Heavyweight Champion. He is also a three-time King of Pancrase world champion, and finished his career on a 22 fight unbeaten streak (21 wins, 1 draw).
He has worked as a commentator in several MMA organizations, including Pride, and has appeared in numerous television shows, movies, and video games. He also coaches MMA and has authored several instructional materials.
He is also the inventor and creator of the O2 Trainer which is a system designed to strengthen the lungs of athletes, singers, musicians, and scuba divers through lung resitence.
“You can do amazing things with your body if you continually push it.” Tweet That— Bas Rutten
What You’ll Be Learning
- How to overcome physical adversity to become great
- How to come up with creative solutions to your problems
- How you can train even if you don’t have access to formal training outlets
- How to keep going when you get knocked down
- How to overcome an injury in life
- The power of tracking everything that you do
- Why rest in life is just as important as pushing
- How to keep going when your mind is telling you to stop
- The importance of diet and nutrition in your life
- How to create new habits in your life
- Bas’ take on bullying
- What Bas really thinks of America
“Never give up. You can flip a fight in seconds.” Tweet That— Bas Rutten
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
“I’m not going to be that angry dude who sits in Holland and says I should have tried to go to America!” Tweet That— Bas Rutten
Connect with Bas Rutten
Facebook: Bas Rutten