Recently a fellow arrived at Pride Castle, my Saigon mansion, to start his new career as an MMA analyst.
An MMA analyst, but not quite in the traditional sense.
I’m not really interested in percentages or black belts or wrestling credentials or journalism or fighter gossip.
I’m interested solely in picking winners of fights before the fights happen.
Sun Tzu famously said “Every battle is won before it is ever fought” and I believe it to be absolutely true.
I’ve been quietly making money betting money on MMA fights. I’ve been doing it by picking winners, obviously.
I bet on many things, but nothing “traditional”.
I bet on….
- Body language
- Dominance/submission in the eyes and in the body
- Proven track records of winning
- The language a fighter uses and the *real meaning* of the language
Everyone in the UFC has talent, everyone in the UFC can win. But not everyone in the UFC will win and that’s the big difference.
Is he prepared to win or is he prepared to lose?
Every battle is won or lost before it is ever fought.
My job is to pick who is prepared to win. The man who is prepared to win usually does win.
My analyst is here not only to analyze each piece of pre-fight footage to look for any cracks and tells in the face of the fighter, but also to write about it so all of you can read about it as well.
Whether or not the new analyst is here to write about the fights I’m still going to study and bet my money and make myself wealthier.
The analysts job is to write about the process so that anyone online can have the privilege of knowing the outcome of a fight (with about 70% accuracy) so if one were so inclined one could make money gambling.
And if you aren’t inclined to gamble, it’s fun read to delve into the mindset of a winner and a 2nd placer.
We were sitting in my favorite coffee shop today, analyzing some fight footage and piecing together an article, and I showed him my email.
I said “do you know what this is?”
He said “that’s your gmail.”
I said “you’re 50% right. What is the rest of it?”
He said “….money?”
I pointed to every single email and I said “money, money, money, money, money, money” until I got tired of saying money.
Then I said “see that very first email? That email is worth $840.”
I haven’t even been paid on it yet but that money already bought me some happiness.