(EDITOR'S NOTE: Each week Minnesota standout amateur fighter Nick "The Inspiration" Palmer is given a free pass to write about any topic, and he'll provides Minnesota MMA fans with an inside look into the world of fighting. Enjoy "Words of Inspiration.")
It's always tough taking a loss.
I'd say the first few moments directly after losing a fight are the worst. At least for me they are.
I start to feel like people won't take me seriously if I continue to lose. I don't go out there and intentionally lose or anything, and I can honestly say that I give it my all when I'm in there.
Of course, I feel like I can give a little more each time, and that's what I try to do, but there just are certain instances when I can't win, no matter what I do.
I can't sit and dwell on it for too long, though. I think it's important to forget about the losses just as fast as I forget about the wins, and move on to the next one as quickly as possible.
Dissect the film, look at the pictures, figure out what I did well, what I can improve on and get right back in the gym. That's my motto.
As much as I hate to lose, it's not the worst thing that can happen. You have to find the good in the bad.
After this fight, it was pretty easy for me to find the good. Besides some of the things I did in the cage, like score a solid takedown, that even I