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Is Having Nothing To Lose An Advantage?

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 1:24 am
by Shasto
I've heard a number of fighters say this before a fight. Be it from a heavy under dog or a fighter taking a fight on short notice. They often say something along the lines as "Ah, I've got nothing to lose, he has everything to lose". Or even the reporter might say "This is a fight where you really have nothing to lose...etc". I've heard Kyran Brant use this phrase a few times, maybe Ariel as well.

I feel that there is always a lot to lose, your ranking, money, sponsors, health, etc. Plus, it makes your opponent seem like he has trained more intensively than you since he has "everything to lose". Maybe it just mean's less pressure is on you.

Thoughts on this mindset?

Re: Is Having Nothing To Lose An Advantage?

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 6:35 am
by warriorxvv
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Re: Is Having Nothing To Lose An Advantage?

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 6:54 am
by bruins2012
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Re: Is Having Nothing To Lose An Advantage?

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 8:16 am
by EvilGorilla69+1
99 out of 100 times, in a real life situation, with various objects laying around the scenery,


THE MAN WHO HAS LESS TO LOSE WILL WIN THE FIGHT.


And by win, I mean kill his opponent :heart:

Re: Is Having Nothing To Lose An Advantage?

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 8:17 am
by EvilGorilla69+1
EvilGorilla69+1 wrote:99 out of 100 times, in a real life situation, with various objects laying around the scenery,


THE MAN WHO HAS LESS TO LOSE WILL WIN THE FIGHT.


And by win, I mean kill his opponent :heart:



Now that I read the OP, I have an additional reply..


Nothing to lose mentality = no nervous feelings = optimum performance = perfect mindset.

Re: Is Having Nothing To Lose An Advantage?

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 8:47 am
by tsarlaider
While having nothing to lose could be an advantage sometimes, i believe more often having everything to lose will give you the extra motivation to win.

Having nothing to lose might make you indifferent.

Re: Is Having Nothing To Lose An Advantage?

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 9:05 am
by PainDog
In the context that it is usually used having "nothing to lose" means you're in a win-win or a no lose situation.

For example if a fighter in the lower part of the top ten takes a short notice fight with the champion, win or lose the circumstances are likely advantageous.

The lower ranked fighter would gain from the publicity and a good showing even on a loss could make the path to another title shot easier.

On the other hand there would be much more pressure on the champion to perform, and a loss to a lower ranked fighter could tarnish their legacy.

Beating GSP is the highlight of Matt Serra's career and the low point of GSP's.