That's a good call out, absolutely...he went from living on his talent alone to becoming the hardest working guy in the sport and it showed up in his results later in his career.
Trying to think of some examples of guys who had rough starts but then buckled down and gave great effort and excelled in the second halves of their career.
Dan Dennis and Phil Keddy
Yes, I can agree with those...or were they guys with average talent who worked their asses off?
rough starts to career and worked their asses off.
Do you think Daniel Dennis plays back Ness's takedown over and over in his head all day?
Man, that was a bad-ass semi: Ness v Oliver, Dennis v Gomez and Graff took 5th. Damn!
I actually feel sorry for Dennis at the end of this until I see the look on Brands' face. Then I'm giddy.