1 comment / Posted on by Orlando Jimenez

A grizzled veteran doesn’t steal a glance at the easy road. He knows that the one ahead of him isn’t easy nor does he want it to be. He’s fighting demons, some of his own and the ones that grace the canvas with him. Bring on the fight, look ahead to the new obstacles to overcome.

Race in and score your victories, dance the wild cadence of your hearts fight song. Let your muscles scream in fatigue and your mind seek the treasures of respite. Only then will you die satisfied.

It is sometimes best described in poetry, real minds seek the knowledge of others through their mediums of choice, real men can be warrior poets. Dominick writes sagas with his fists and trash talk, but he also learns from the wisdom of old, especially, as a student of life. Take this poem by Edgar Guest

Equipment

Figure it out for yourself, my lad,
You've all that the greatest of men have had,
Two arms, two hands, two legs, two eyes,
And a brain to use if you would be wise.
With this equipment they all began,
So start for the top and say "I can."

Look them over, the wise and great,
They take their food from a common plate
And similar knives and forks they use,
With similar laces they tie their shoes,
The world considers them brave and smart.
But you've all they had when they made their start.

You can triumph and come to skill,
You can be great if only you will,
You're well equipped for what fight you choose,
You have legs and arms and a brain to use,
And the man who has risen, great deeds to do
Began his life with no more than you.

You are the handicap you must face,
You are the one who must choose your place,
You must say where you want to go.
How much you will study the truth to know,
God has equipped you for life, But He
Lets you decide what you want to be.

Courage must come from the soul within,
The man must furnish the will to win,
So figure it out for yourself, my lad,
You were born with all that the great have had,
With your equipment they all began.
Get hold of yourself, and say: "I can."

These words ring true for most of man, and the determination to be the best starts with the confidence to say that “I can.”

Dominick has his sights set on the future, his target the UFC Championship belt. With the time to heal he is ready again to fight. In order to help Dominick climb to the top and for you begin your own journey, be ready to join the #MoveLikeCruz revolution and learn that motion creates action. Move toward your goals everyday and be ready for the next part of the series to drop very soon

1 comment

  • Posted on by Robynne

    Such beauty such strength in these words, true meaning of words of wisdom! Very powerful! Thanks for sharing this with us Champ!!!👏🏾

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