“That Chad Anheliger would have stated the identical factor,” stated the Canadian veteran once we spoke forward of this weekend’s conflict. “He anticipated the identical factor.”
Some will say there is no such thing as a means that’s true or that Anheliger is taking part in the outcomes; reframing how he felt on the time now that he is aware of issues have labored out in his favor.
Others will chalk it as much as typical fighter speak or athlete speak — somebody saying the factor they’re presupposed to say in that state of affairs, whether or not they imagine it or not.
However listening to the 35-year-old bantamweight break it down, it’s fairly clear that even regardless of his struggles within the second, he by no means stopped believing he would discover his option to this stage.
“I had separated myself from that fighter after I was shedding,” started Anheliger, who modified gyms, aligning with Champion’s Creed, and didn’t take a struggle for 23 months following that June 2014 setback. “I used to be so separated from them, so rapidly after, as a result of I knew it wasn’t me.
“I didn’t must be married to that document or profession as a result of I can change it and it’s not me. If something, it’s simply annoying as a result of I needed to undergo this course of of fixing it, however there was by no means some extent of ‘Oh, I don’t assume I can do that’ or ‘I’m inferior to I assumed.’ I used to be solely ever annoyed by the outcomes, however the outcomes aren’t at all times one hundred pc in your management.
“You possibly can prepare properly, put together properly, you generally is a higher fighter, and you may nonetheless lose the struggle, for no matter purpose, and you may’t get too hung up on the outcomes,” continued the Canadian veteran, who earned championship gold in two weight divisions for Rise FC and efficiently defended his bantamweight strap with a third-round stoppage win over Brady Heistand previous to the Sikjitsu consultant being chosen for Season 29 of The Final Fighter, the place he superior to the finals. “I do know that sounds loopy now that I’m on this streak and it looks as if all I can do is win, however the outcomes usually are not one hundred pc in your management, so you must let it go.