The “X” Factor, Performance, and Having to Constantly Prove Yourself
As some of you may have previously read, I got the call from Glory Kickboxing on 6 days notice to compete for the tournament reserve spot, LIVE on UFC Fight Pass from Madison Square Garden.
[You can grab the Free Trial on UFC Fight Pass to watch the fight – Glory 48 headlined by Tiffany Van Soest]
The magnitude of the fight itself was not what pressured me into peak performance. Neither was the challenge of a 60+ fight veteran and world champion. The instigators that put me in a state of flow were the cerebral challenges themselves – faced on fight day that I never allowed to infiltrate my head.
After suffering a foot contusion backstage, receiving a call from my coach not be able to make it [whom I drilled the entire game plan with], and suffering a knee dislocation as I was on deck warming up behind the curtain – it would have been rational for a normal person including myself to go on a mental roller coaster ride.
However, as you will learn in this episode. . . that was not the case. [2 partial miniscus tears, and a vastus lateralis strain was the final diagnosis] The obstacle was the way, it aided me in my performance. Listen in to the behind the scenes story of the weekend’s events at the world’s biggest kickboxing promotion live from the world’s most famous arena:
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Paul Banasiak is a Professional Muay Thai fighter/addict, 9x champion, trainer, and fitness professional currently living, training, and fighting in Thailand. After leaving medical school without looking back, he decided to fully follow his passion of helping others become the best version of themselves, creating MuayThaiAthlete.com. A website for those who are already passionate individuals that want to take their life, mindset & training to the next level.
Today we begin forging our bodies and
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