Watch Rich Franklin's TEDx Talk on 'How to Be a Loser'

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By Fightland Staff

Reddit user tallxieo recently posted this video of MMA veteran Rich Franklin giving a TEDx talk at the University of Chicago.  In his speech, given last May, the former UFC middleweight champion describes what it’s like to lose, and how to deal with it.

“I believe that there is a potential loser in each and every one of you,” he jests. “And we just need to tap into those losers.”

“People will often ask me what my favorite fight is. They expect some impressive highlight reel knockout, or some first round victory, and it’s not what I talk about. The fight that I talk about is one in which I gave a losing effort.

He goes on to describe what it was like to lose his title, and sheds some light on the "life lessons" of martial arts. Watch the entire 15-minute presentation above!


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