Alexander Gustafsson QuotesAlexander Lars-Åke Gustafsson is a Swedish professional mixed martial artist. He is best known for fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) where he competed in the light heavyweight division.
My best advice for mental training is simply to create good habits, in order to build a sense of security and calm around you. Also, you could try to distance yourself emotionally from the whole situation. In my case, I just look at it objectively: We are two guys going inside a cage to work. That’s it. Try to de-escalate the pressure. Take a couple of deep breaths. Don’t hype things up. And stay positive, even if you’re fighting for your life.