"Fighting is the most solitary form of competition; you are all alone out there. But what I hear again and again is how important the team is, and not just from the Brazilians, but from other MMA fighters as well. The team is what gets you there. Team members train and spar and cajole you, push you through the rigors and hellish boredom of training, and they support you and protect you from nerves in the days and hours leading up to the fight. Fighting is, strangely enough, a team sport"
Sam Sheridan - A Fighter’s Heart (via xharekx33)