When I got the word from Nate that Bloody Elbow was going to start running my interviews it was one of the highlights of my year. I am fairly new to the MMA media world and for those of you who are unfamiliar with my work allow this to be our proper introduction. The first batch of interviews ran on Bloody Elbow as guest contributions but because of your response, feedback and overwhelming support it wasn't long before the call came for me to join the staff at Bloody Elbow full-time. In doing so I have become a part of a team that works diligently to bring our readers the best coverage in mixed martial arts and it is something I'm very proud to be a part of. As we close out 2010 and head into 2011 my job will continue to consist of bringing you the very best exclusive interviews. Whether it is a fighter on the verge of his first title shot or a specialist who has stepped away from the lime light but still dedicates his life to the sport, the voices of MMA are going to be heard on Bloody Elbow. Now that I have shared my goal for the upcoming year here are a few of the resolutions from some of MMA's finest.
Roy Nelson: "I don't believe in resolutions. I believe in making goals. This is much easier to plan out and execute. My goals for 2011 in MMA are simple. I want to lay out a plan to fight for the UFC heavyweight title or fight the best in the world. The problem here is that I can only control myself and throw the gauntlet down and hope that someone picks it up. The second goal that I do every year is to be a better human being and make a difference in both business and personal matters. If I can touch someone else's life than I have made that difference.
Krzysztof Soszynski "To stay healthy and fight strong!"
Rich Attonito "My New Year's Resolution is to keep pushing myself harder everyday and not to get complacent."
Dan Hardy "To use a submission and to choke somebody out in the UFC."
Mark Munoz "To stay more disciplined to my diet and walk around at 200 lbs. rather than 215 lbs.
Rick Story: "To win all of my fights!"
Marcus Davis: "My New Year's resolution is just to improve. I'm in this new mode of self-improvement and through this not just improving myself personally but also improving any body that I can by coming in contact with them. Whether it's my kids, friends, co-workers at the gym, students...I just really want to make sure that this year I give as much as I've received. I just want to come out of 2011 a new man and a better person."
Cole Miller: "Be a better fighter. Don't lose fights"
Brian Foster: "I want to kick my bad habits and focus on the small things in my game that will better equip me for my future in the UFC."
Matt Mitrione: "Not to be cliché but I want to be a better person. I want to be a little more patient, a bit more accepting to some things, and to be just overall a better person. I'm trying to live by the Golden Rule man."
Amir Sadollah: "My New Year's Resolution will be to stop paying the hookers before hand. Unfortunately I have come to learn that they are not all honest people.