There are some seriously infectious personalities in this sport. Not every professional fighter is a charming sweetheart of a brute, but there are plenty who harbor quality personalities and generally endearing traits.
For every guy who carries a nasty attitude around with him, there’s a handful that are just warm, approachable guys: guys with witticisms to tell, stories to share and legit laughs to juggle. Not every man who engages in physical and mental combat is a bully with an antagonist’s mindset.
And thank God for those kinds of favors. MMA is a savage sport. That doesn’t mean the men who opt to pursue this journey in life are bad guys. They’re athletes out to make a name for themselves, a check for the family, and enjoy what they do in the process.
Mixed martial arts happens to be an admirable sport, and there are some awesome competitors in the game today. Some, in fact, seem so awesome that little one-on-one beer drinking time seems an ideal setup for a damn fine evening.