Octagon Jitters Are For Real

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Octagon jitters are for real. When competing for the first time in the UFC, the pressure can be overwhelming for some. Seeing the bright lights and the cameras, knowing plenty of people have the opportunity to watch this fight can break fighters.

Joe Rogan recently discussed a video about how real UFC jitters can be.

http://youtu.be/o7i6GMBbBN0

You better believe the octagon jitters are for real. One of our articles about Framing discusses a few theories on how experienced fighters learn to handle their jitters.

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  • Christopher Reza

    Wrestling in high school was bad enough, especially at home meets. I could only imagine within the octagon. Hahaha oh dear god.

    But it is funny how even some of the most experienced fighters still feel the jitters. For any sport at that matter.