Monthly Archives: May 2016

16 May 2016
Sense of wonder

UFC 198: Déjà Vu

Overconfident. Reckless. Sloppy. No one is immune from ‘it can’t happen to me’itis. Even champion fighters who should know better. It happened to my favourite MMA fighter, Fedor Emelianenko (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedor_Emelianenko), 6 years back, when Fabricio Werdum handed Fedor his first regular defeat.  And it happened last weekend at UFC 198 in Brazil, to Fabricio Werdum. The parallels were eerily similar. It was like seeing a batsman jump down the pitch 6 balls in a row, trying to hit every ball […]