Believe it or not, there was a time where I was planning on stepping in the cage, but a conversation with my mother stopped me. She said take a moment to think about a few of the moves you’re most afraid of. Now imagine someone doing them to you again and again and again. For me, it was the elbows to the face that made me tap out. Getting smashed in the nose, teeth, and eyes with elbows. Basically exactly what happened to Matt Wiman and Eric Koch.

(gifs via Angry Black Man and /r/mma)