I watched Marina Shafir's second MMA fight on youtube and posted a comment on it. It was a nice arm bar at the end but the fight should have ended in the first minute.
Marina was on top and her opponent had Marina's leg hooked between her own. There are two different arm bars I can think of from there right off the top of my head. These aren't those demonstration type arm bars either, you know the ones that some idiot does in a demonstration that you could only get if the person was half your size or had the IQ of a slow-developing giraffe. Nope, these are actual arm bars I have done to resisting opponents many times.
Why am I such a mean person? Why can't I just say that it was a good fight, she won in the first round and I am happy for her?
Because there are only two times you can learn. You can learn when you win and you can learn when you lose. If you learn when you win, you'll lose a lot less often.
I can't stand those people who counter any suggestion with,
"I must be doing something right. I won."
You know what the definition of "perfect" is? It's NOT, "doing something right", it's "doing nothing wrong".
Winning means that you did one fewer things wrong, or one more thing right than the other person. That's good. Now, if you can learn at the same time one or two things you did wrong and correct them, you'll not only have won, but you'll have improved. At the same time, you want to focus on what you did right, too, and practice it so that you can repeat that.
Watching this match, I immediately see a couple of things Marina did wrong. Since not only is she Ronda's friend but I also genuinely like her a lot, I'm certainly not going to point them out here, but I definitely will mention them the next time I see her.
In case you are wondering, my niece Samantha got a 3.0 her first semester in college. Both Dennis and I told her that was good but she is smart and we knew she could do better. Turns out that was the best GPA Sam had gotten in years. Frustrated she demanded,
"Isn't anything good enough for you people? Is there ever a point when you WON'T expect someone to do better?"
From the living room, Ronda called out,
"Hey, I know the answer to that question. No."
P.S. Samantha made the Dean's List many times after that semester so I just wanted to end this post by pointing out that I was right.