Discussion in 'OT Bar' started by FloppyCock, Jul 18, 2007.
Guys who train talk about how much they get their asses kicked.
Anybody else notice this?
LOL it's true, if they ask I always tell my friends about getting smashed in the face or bruised up, not about me beating up someone in sparring. Basically explaining what it takes to do the work rather than bragging about punching someone in the face.
When you chat with your buddies, do you talk about how much of a thug you are?
I've noticed that people that actually train tell way more stories about getting their asses kicked in practice than beating some kid up.
I knwo what you mean. I feel so much better when I go home and tell my gf that I am wobbly from getting beaten up rahter than how cool i am cuase i was on point.
i dont liek talking about trianing or mma with the average person because the conversation usually gets stupid and i'd rahter just avoid it and talk about something else.
Yeah, I noticed it. I always come home talking about how sore I am and how I got smacked in the mouth. The worst are the guys who used to train. They're always verbal bad asses and think that their overweight, out of shape bodies can still kick ass like they did 5 years ago.
I get steamed by the TKD instructors who share space at our gym. Out of shape, overweight, and I don't even want to get into much more... but it's hilarious when they come in after we've already been working 2+ hours and are sparring, and we overhear them laughing at us because we are running out of gas and "have no stamina".
Are you kidding me?!
My g/f is so sick of hearing about how im hurt or sore or whatever. Now if I ever start to complain she just tells me to shut up.
This is because it's way better to be humble about skills than to brag about them. The guys who walk around talking about how they submitted someone in training or dominate everyone in the gym always end up sounding like pricks.
My wife accepts my bitching because she doesn't have a choice. If she tries to ignore me I just whine louder until she gets me a Vitamin Water/can of tuna/whatever I'm working the angle to get.
I dont brag because I have absolutely no self esteem.
I get the courtesy nod and smile from my wife, but really she doesn't care about my soreness. If I'm nice I can con her into rubbing whatever muscle is sore though, so that's a bonus.
yep i also notice that some of the coolest most mild mannered people on earth are fighters. Seen one walk away from a hothead that he could've smashed.
im sure they arent all that way but i really respect the ones who are
oh and i have had SO many grappling bruises that i think my skin has actually thickened up.
that's the worst part about having full sleeves, I can never see bruises, but it freaks me out cause i could have some nasty skin thing and never know it.
On the weekends I bounce/barback at a bar in Tampa. The management at first was apprehensive about hiring me because I'm 6'2" and a decently built 200lbs. My second night there a fight broke out and I was the coolest bouncer on the floor. I restrained one guy without hurting him, and then stood there without saying a word, just staring, while the other guy in the fight shot verbal diarrhea at me for 10 minutes. His mouth was still going when the cops showed up and arrested him. He even pretended like he was going to run up and hit me. I didn't move, yet somehow he was stopped by some magical brick wall that was 3 feet in front of me. What a pussy. He kept doing the thug, "Hold me back," thing to his friends.
Hell yeah! I've got 1/2 sleeves and a chest piece, so upper body bruises don't really show for me either.
Forrest may suck, but i loved his comments on tattooing his leg purple so that Jardine couldnt see if his leg kicks were effective.
The guys that show up once a month are absolutely the worst. They have the most stickers on their cars, name drop like crazy, and always make sure to tell people that they train in something.
And then, when they see somebody that shows up more often than them, they act like they have something to prove.
ego vs self-confidence
simple as that
I beat this one motherfucker today and the other day i beat the living shit out of this black dude then last week i beat the shit out of this japanese dude then two weeks ago i beat the living shit out of this german dude and three weeks ago I beat the living shit out of myself and a month ago, i knock down 8 guys with one kick
WHATS UP NOW?!?!!?
Those stories are funny too. I've gotten laughed at for my knees being all red from bjj in the morning at a party in the evening (with jokes about me liking to suck cock and the likes). I end up bruised, scraped and with mat burn on most of my body. I don't think it ever really looks like I 'win' when I roll when I get home.
I think being humble is a good quality in every day life, and I haven't run into many guys that really train that are in there to just be a dick and hurt people. I've said it before and I'll say it agian, even if I don't really like all the people at my gym, all but a few of them are really genuinely good people.
How old are you? Because damn.
After seeing bunches of "near" fights, when one or both parties are just puffing their chests to look cool, I have realized that people talk the most shit when they're either being held back or walking away. And then they brag about it to their friends.
however, i love being able to tell a story of... "so this bastard i train with slammed me as an escape from the armbar, but i got him anyway."
and then ill complain about the gi burns i get from being collar choked.
It is true for anything really. Ignorant people tend to overestimate their ability at something they are ignorant about while the more then learn they tend to realize "oh wait I'm actually a pussy at this"