Ike Feldman sits down with legendary MMA champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson
A weekly — and completely unique — look at the biggest news and headlines in the world of Combat Sports/ Entertainment! Plus, classic #TBT content from my time with CBS Sports, WFAN-NY, Radio.com.
The long, unspoken-of path to a fight. All the mental aspects that come into play when preparing for a career defining fight. Why do certain fighters perform better than others on a particular night?
How much do you respect yourself and your opponent? All the physical aspects that come up during a fight camp: diet, grappling, striking, conditioning and recovery.
The Final Sacrifice. The Final Equation. Is the Mind (M) in tune with the Body (B) in tune with the Soul (S: the true substance of a fighter/ person). M + B + S = Win or Lose. All is revealed on fight night. Who wants it more?
I'm a bit of the adventurous (crazy) type! Not only do I live and breathe Martial Arts on a daily basis, but to further my knowledge of the world's fastest growing sport, I took a short notice fight on a local circuit – that I won by the skin of my ass! I discovered my first love (MMA) back in 2005 while watching "The Ultimate Fighter" reality show. What ultimately drove me to sign up for my first Martial Arts school (Maxum BJJ) back in August of 2009, was when I witnessed Anderson Silva's Matrix-like knockout of former UFC Champ Forrest Griffin on a crappy stream of UFC 101.
• My aim is to deliver the best version of Combat Sports Entertainment the world has ever seen.