It’s more than entertainment


Many people look at fighting as if anyone can do it. People don’t realize that it is more than that. When a person chooses to fight they have many factors that help them decide. Some fight in honor or memory of a lost friend or family. Some fight to prove to themselves what they are capable of, and some do it for the passion of the sport.

What people don’t understand is that the fighters sacrifice so much before they are set to fight. That alone is stressful and dealing with the loss of a loved one is even more difficult. Staying focused and composed is very import and it is not easy.

Some people usually joke around and say, “if they die, they die”. Do you understand there have been many that have lost their lives? That really bothers me, because I know some that have died. That is why it’s important to have the right officials there. Ones that are properly trained to handle any and all situations presented.

I remember being at a show where the fighter got KO by a kick to the face. I was on the edge of my seat because there was so much blood everywhere and he wasn’t moving. I stopped shooting because I wanted to make sure the fighter was ok. After a few minutes the fighter got up and thankfully was good. He was checked by the doctor and everything was good. Now, I know many feel that I should have taken pictures of him laying there. However, my main concern was his well-being.

The fight scene isn’t for everyone and it is much more than entertainment.

(Photo credit: Igdalia LLC)

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