I could see how it would be very, very difficult fighting a friend in the UFC. It would suck in “real life” as well, but to take money from a friend’s pocket, well, that’s a whole other story.
When training partners and friends, Lyoto Machida and Mark Munoz fought last month, it was emotional, it was tough, but they did it. Mark feels like he’s the better fighter now.
“Now that I did it (fight a friend), been there, done that, now I know what I need to work on. It’s not so much physical, it’s all mental. It was very difficult for me to fight somebody that I was training with just two weeks before. It was very difficult for me to just envision somebody else’s face on him. I’m not a guy that will choke somebody out or just submit them. I inflict a lot of damage on people. That’s what I do. I wouldn’t be called the wrecking machine for nothing.”