Re: The mental game
I can relate to you, my first fight I lost and I put that down to my mental game, I sorted that out and ive won all my fights since (record 3w -1L). I came away from that first fight kicking myself, afterwards I felt like when I was in there I was in there just to survive, my technique went out the window and I brawled, the next time I got in the ring my mentality was totaly different and I went in there solely to win and stuck to my game plan.
Personaly I find the mental aspect the hardest part, even harder than stepping in the ring. Its the believing that your good enough to be in there, I know I am and I train hard enough its just stopping those doubts from creeping in.
Just my opinion and I have only had four fights to date,