Thursday, May 31, 2012
I have worked very hard to balance my honest introspection about fighting with always making my failures about me and not putting blame on my opponents or "slamming" my opponents. To me there is a difference between saying I am not happy with a fight, or that I thought a blow was good, but my opponent didn't, and talking and assessing the ways I can make my fight more definitive versus calling someone names and playing the blame game. The latter of which I try to do and the former, I consciously and painstakingly avoid. However, it has come to my attention that not everyone appreciates the nuances. And that through the rumor mill, I have been accused of slamming certain fighters in my fighting posts and that such accusations have been taken at face value as truth by those in positions of power -- in order to avoid such allegations in the future, while still maintaining my outlet for self-assessment and for receiving feedback from my trainers both near and far, I will be deleting this blog and instead maintaining a private blog limited to people who know me well, who will call me on my bullshit directly, and who will not make assumptions or presume malice where it is not intended.