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Most Adaptable Fighter

Thought about which fighter has changed the most, adapted the most, and innovated the most in his mixed martial arts career, and a name popped in my head: Frank Mir.

Mir has experimented with a lot of different things in his career, and I think that has a lot to do with coming from a traditional martial arts background in Karate. The motorcycle accident definitely forced him to change a lot as well, but aside from that he has done a lot of things to adapt his game.

In terms of diet he has experimented a lot from the Paleo diet to Vegan ones. He changed camps to Jackson this year, recognizing he needed a switch, and this is over a decade into his career. Also, in the past he tried out different things like bulking up heavily with strength training and a variety of other things. He has an approach like a scientist and just experiments with a lot of things and keeps what works.

Another name that comes to mind in terms of innovation is GSP. Pierre talks a lot about innovation and adaptation in the book, citing how cockroaches have lasted for time immemorial while huge and powerful dinosaurs went extinct. So Pierre constantly works to create a new version of himself in every camp. He's worked with the best boxers, track stars, gymnasts, Jiu Jitsu guys, and will even seek the counsel of Joe Rogan for spinning back kicks. He'll learn from everyone and that's one big reason he succeeds. -----

GSP Quotes on Innovation and more

Frank Mir Quotes on Improvement

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