Wednesday, February 7, 2007

"Rush" To the top.

By Bardia Mehrabian

Defeat is hard. Defeat does not hit when the opponent’s hand is raised as Bruce Buffer announces the winner. It is the first five minutes after sitting down in the locker room, trainers slowly removing your gloves and wraps, the beads of sweat trickling down the sides of the fighter’s face, and as the first drop of sweat falls from the tip of his nose, the heavy weight of defeat dawns on his shoulders collapsing on him even harder in the chair.

This is amplified even more when losing a championship. It is hard to come back from such a rut and make a strong showing. However, such paths filter those who have weak hearts with such defeats. For Quebec sensation Georges “Rush” St. Pierre, the defeat was hard, but his heart didn’t quit and it gave him the necessary experience to come back stronger. Now, the new UFC Welterweight Champion looks unbeatable.

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