The division between boxing and mixed martial arts is less than it used to be. No, thanks to militant statements like Conor McGregor vs. Mayweather or Pacquiao, keep in mind. It is in the crossover, which takes place on many levels, that coaches, coaches and professionals switch between sports, erasing the hard lines and selfish differences that once held the two martial arts in many separate areas.
One of the newest boxing crossovers in MMA is coach and commentator Teddy Atlas. Recently, Atlas has become active in MMA circles, helping Francis Nganu with some amazing guidelines.
He also commented on the outcome of the UFC 253 main event between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa, explaining the psychology behind Adesanya̵
“The beating and the victory started from the mental side,” Atlas said in his video “The Battle.” “It all started with the final show at the weigh-in. This indicated that he would not be frightened by entering his head. It went into his head. He made his opponent Costa behave the way he wanted him to, fight the way he wanted him to. In an almost pointless, reckless way that he could take advantage of it. He could take advantage of the bigger type. The older man thought it was enough just to be bigger. Blahovic realized it had to be something other than just the older man. And the big man here, Costa, thought it was enough to be strong, big, and scary. ”
“We used to have a saying that when part of your package, part of your plan is to intimidate a boy, when that doesn’t work, the intimidator becomes intimidated. And that was part of it. He could not intimidate this man, and this man mentally, Adesanya, entered his head and knew he could make him a puppet. Be a puppeteer where you can pull the strings on him and make him act the way he wants. Again reckless, meaningless, maybe crazy. And be a dead man who walks where there is no trust, no faith, no thinking. ”
“There is only a ship, but the ship has no leadership, no one controls the vessel, it is just a ship at sea, which is just a ghost ship,” Atlas concluded. “Make it a ghost ship.” He had no will left, no will. He took away his will, made the man think he no longer had a say in the battle, that he could not control anything. That Adesanya had control. This is brilliant. The special for Adesanya. “
What do you think, maniacs? Is Atlas here? Did Adesanya really beat Costa mentally before beating him physically? Or is Costa’s loss the result of secret “problems” (not excuses), did Borrachinha have anything to explain the defeat?