November 2010 Features

The Psychology of Losing

After studying athletes of all types as an Associate Professor of Sport Psychology at San Jose State University, Dr. Ted Butryn thought he knew what stress and anxiety were all about. Then he began researching mixed martial artists.   “If you’re a football lineman, the coach knows if you missed a block, but the world [...]

No Need To Front

Nick Diaz has the face of a pugilist from another time. In every facial feature there’s a story of his past. The brown eyes are inherently distrusting, and they tell you very quickly how his nose got to be so wide and tenderized. He is a fighter by definition. The notches talk of pain, the [...]

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