Originally Posted by atomdanger
Nice to see him showing respect,
but I was kind of hoping to see BJ fired up for this fight.
He is defeated all ready by the sounds of it...but I am begining to wonder if he IS growing up. You see this in the older fighters...I know this sounds really dumbass...but whether or not they know it, or acknowledge it, or admit it...there is a reason they fight. It might be a vent, it might be anger, it might be competative drive...
When they get older, the above reserves appear to begin to dry up. In some way they seem to heal their own ills over the years....IMHO despite what they say, and they often say counter to this...I reckon a lot of them looose the psychological will to fight. They may wish to still fight...but what MADE them fight when they were younger, is no longer there...mixed with the fact their bodies are begining to pack up on them, making the competative angle somewhat difficult...this isnt true for everyone...but Its certainly true for some of them...understand they may still have a drive to compete, but no longer a psychological reason to...so when they try...they may continually fail, they are in essence...far to much at peace, and though they wish to continue, deep inside their psyche something has changed. Its very strange...but over a very long time, the fight game seems to heal them of the ill that drove them too it in the first place.