UFC fighters reveal what makes them so tough

Shot of The Octagon from UFC 74, Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Inside the octagon, Dos Santos’ gloved fists tore into Shane Carwin’s face opening up raw, gaping wounds beneath his eyes, across his cheekbones---everywhere they made contact.

As he turned to face the camera, blood streamed down his face as if cascading from a showerhead just above. He got so bloody that at one point the referee called a stop to the fight and motioned for the doctor to examine  Carwin to see if he could stay in the fight.

One swift once-over later and he was given the all-clear and sent back in to the fight, bloodied and battle-weary for further onslaught.

Like so many athletes, despite his body giving out, his heart wasn’t even close to calling it quits. He absolutely refused to give in and the crowd loved it, screaming and jeering with every punch and kick thrown.

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