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Words of Inspiration
WORDS OF INSPIRATION: When offer comes, think with head, not heart Print E-mail
Written by Ben Pherson   
Friday, 08 August 2014 07:12

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Each week Minnesota standout amateur fighter Nick "The Inspiration" Palmer is given a free pass to write about any topic, and he'll provide Minnesota MMA fans with an inside look into the world of fighting. Enjoy "Words of Inspiration.")


I received a text message Tuesday afternoon that read “what is your weight at?” and I immediately knew the direction this was headed because I have been down this road before.

I replied by saying, "I'm at about 170 pounds, who’s the guy?" Then I got the message that read "you don't want to know," and that’s when I was flooded with emotion.

This was a chance to avenge a previous loss, but more importantly, this was a chance to fight for a title. Before I could jump at the opportunity and accept the offer, I needed to make sure I thought about a few things first, and I knew there would be some hurdles I needed to leap in order to make it happen.

I have been out of the gym for the most part of 3-4 weeks because I’ve been nursing a couple minor injuries that occurred in my fight in July. With those minor injuries still lingering and my cardio probably not where it should be for a five-round title fight, the cards were already stacked against me.

I still didn’t want to just give up and decline it; that wasn’t enough for me to say no just yet. I needed to look

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