A young lady said to me recently, “You are socially awkward.” I, of course, responded, “That’s because I haven’t been socialized.” Free thinking, optimistic, faithfully ambitious people are social, not socialized.
Beneath the bright lights of the strip in Branson lives a small Asian fellow, Tommy Tran. Tommy promoted an impressive fight card at the Hilton Convention Center Saturday evening in front of over 500 locals and holiday visitors.
I remember coming home one day with a plant for my mother. I had picked it off the side of a country road. Thinking that I would be considered great for my gesture, I presented this ditch weed to her at our home.
I think about the sound that it made when Heath Herring punched my brother in the face. I could hear it clearly from 60 rows up at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. That was Brad’s last fight in the UFC, over four years ago.
Lost but not forgotten. Just like riding a bicycle, fighting is something that if embraced and learned is never truly lost. Timing may go in and out like an old Accord, but the instinct and gameness are forever there.