On an all-time basis, the calmest fighter ever was probably Fedor Emelianenko
. His ice steel nerves and completely expressionless face made it looks as though he was just wandering aimlessly through the aisles of a grocery store. There was no expression of nervousness or fear, he was totally calm. It was basically a reflection of his personality, and his brother had a similar disposition.
In terms of other fighter, Chuck Liddell
lived up to his nickname well as The Icmean, as he was pretty calm and composed before fights. And Randy Couture
, he was always smiling and enjoying himself before fights. I think that was partly do to being older and wiser, putting things into perspective, and knowing that even if he didn't win, it wasn't the end of the world.
But in today's MMA landscape the calmest fighter out there definitely seems to be Gunnar Nelson
. He seems naturally calm, but has also enhanced this through meditation. He clears his mind of all thoughts on the path to the cage, and has realized that he performs become when he is in a thoughtless and calm state of mind. It's actually rather remarkable to see how relaxed and calm he is before a fight, and something that will continue to impress MMA fans as he continues his career.
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