We all have a reason to do anything and when it comes to MMA I think everyone has a specific reason they put in all the work they do. For those of you that train, why do you do it? For me, I hate watching and wondering if that could be me. I know that may sound childish to some but I want to be in the cage/ring, in the heat of battle. I love the idea of being able to take your shot at the world, it's raw, unpredictable, yet controllable. In the end only the best man survives and the psychology of it intrigues me. I don't necessarily want go in an "hurt" someone, I don't LOVE to fight, but I do love to compete. I didn't grow up a fighter, nor did I have a bad life using this as my excuse to hurt people. My future in any other sport is over due to age (25) but with MMA there is still a chance. Lastly, if nothing else, it helps me continue to get in better shape and I like that idea of motivation. Anyways, I am curious why the rest of you wake up every day or every other day and decide to go train.