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Donald Cerrone's Honesty On The Pressure Of Performance Is Well Worth A Watch

Donald Cerrone's Honesty On The Pressure Of Performance Is Well Worth A Watch
By Mikey Traynor Updated

This is a cracking video that we missed in the media blitz surrounding Conor McGregor's fight with Dennis Siver.

Ever feel nervous? Full of self doubt before you have to do something that brings about a lot of pressure? Of course you do. Everyone does. Even the best fighters in the UFC feel fear before they walk out to the octagon. Some hide it better than others, but it's a feeling that everyone can relate to, and one of the most popular fighters in the UFC, Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone explains it better than anyone we've ever heard before.

Cerrone speaks candidly about the fear of fight day and the self doubt that consumes him during the agonising wait for his fight to start, and it's worth keeping this in mind the next time you're nervous about a match, an exam, an interview, or any situation where you face an anxious wait.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFX0bfaEvsQ

Put your shoes on, start walking out to the hall, and I'm scared. I don't know what to do. You're intense and your team is over there tellin' you stupid shit that you've heard 100 times like "You got this!", it's like; "Man, just shut the f*** up and let me deal with what I've got to deal with" because my head's goin' a million miles an hour and I've got this f***ing thing in the back of my mind telling me what a bitch I am, and I've got to get the bitch out of me when I walk out to that cage.

It's refreshing to hear a fighter speak so honestly about something which others may perceive as weakness, especially somewhere like the UFC.

Cerrone speaks the truth, and the above video is a great guideline in terms of how to deal with pressure.

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