Thursday, May 31, 2012

Deleting this Blog

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.


  1. I am sorry to hear this. You are very inspirational.

  2. I'm still in shock that any one, ANY ONE, would consider your actions as malicious or degrading of others. I'm appalled. And a bit disappointed in the fighting community. I thought we all were above such cattiness.
    I hope you consider me in your inner circle of fighting friends. I use your information to improve my game; the fact that that might be lost to me because of someone else's stupidity makes me sad. However, I know you have to do what is best for you.