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"Dangerous" Danny Salinas: Inside the MMA Mind

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June 12, 2014

I know, at times, this job can just be flat out exhausting and frustrating: the aches, pains, and stress caused by it can make you question your time and effort.

Today, I just ran and trained submission wrestling, after working a full shift in the early a.m. 

Today, I just kinda took a deep breath and exhaled; the world, training, and fatigue just flat-out won. 

Tomorrow, I'll be back stronger and better than I was today.


One thing I've learned as a fighter is to really appreciate the people that are outside of the training areas, the ones who put up with my ups, downs, and everything in between. It takes a lot of patience to put up with a fighter; we are certainly a complex species and, at times, just flat-out whiners. 

My fiancée has shown unbelievable patience as well as understanding as she holds a job teaching and being a mother, all the while being the pillar of the household.  I also appreciate my parents for constantly going out of their way to help us out with our two year old, Malaki.  Sometimes there are just not enough hours in the day and I feel spread thin: working full time, training all day and dieting; being a good role model can be tough but having my parents to lean on for advice is always appreciated. They love and take care of our son and do anything in their power to help me and Laura out.

Then there are the sponsors, like Tyrone Vasquez, Xavi Deleon, and Jason Guerra.  Those guys really go out of their way to make sure I never need anything.   In this game, you don't go far without a good team, and I'm extremely grateful for these amazing people as a I gear up for the toughest fight to date.


I also forgot to thank my boss, Noe Meza, at 9 Round Boxing:  that man goes above and beyond for me, always accommodating my constant schedule training changes.


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