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RPG Podcast #020 | The MMA Lifestyle w/ Dylan King

Welcome to the Robert Patton Global Podcast. Join SHEATH Underwear CEO, Robert Patton, as he sits down with talented, impassioned and determined individuals from all walks of life for a melding of the minds. This series' primary focus is to map out a systemic approach to peak human performance by exploring the fundamental attributes of motivation, creativity, optimization and well-being as crucial tools in the strife for success.

On this episode, Patton is joined in his new studio by Dylan King, professional MMA fighter based in Colorado. Dillon is also Robert's personal trainer. The two discuss recent events in the UFC, persistence, having an attitude of gratitude and much more.

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-Show Notes-

0:50- Patton is joined by Dylan King, his personal trainer and pro MMA fighter based out of Colorado. His fight videos can be found on google by searching “Dylan King MMA”.

2:45- King and Patton both became fans of MMA after watching the first season of The Ultimate Fighter.

3:48- “You’re always nervous I think going into the fight, I think the nerves are good, they keep you on your edge, they keep you focused.” (King)

6:01- Patton believes that Gilbert Smith is one of the best coaches he has ever had, Smith is King’s head coach at Victory MMA. He has been working with King nearly everyday for the last three years.

8:17- Gilbert “Chocolate Thunder” Smith appeared on Season 18 & 25 of The Ultimate Fighter.

11:43- King enjoys watching Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone fight and has been a fan before he made it to the UFC.

6:54- The effects of fame on young athletes and celebrities seems to have its own set of problems and challenges.

18:57- Patton and King agree that Israel Adesanya is handling fame well and playing the game smart.

21:09- Patton is a big fan of Paulo Costa because he does ice baths regularly and will shake around in them to make it feel even colder.

25:20- “I was the epitome of average, but I still wanted it.” (Patton)

27:27- “Fighting takes up a lot of my brain space.” (King)

32:49- “I don’t know why slaps don’t happen more often.” (Patton)

35:01- The experience of physical combat helps one to get to know themselves. King believes that training MMA is a form of therapy.

38:29- The philosophy that movement is medicine is discussed in depth as our society continues to eat terrible foods and sit for longer periods of time. King and Patton both recommend running over walking to gain results faster.

41:43- “Even the opportunity to work is a blessing.” (Patton)

43:53- One of Patton’s goals is to improve his communication and promote self awareness in others.

45:46- Patton uses Instacart as his preferred grocery delivery service to save time and enjoy the process of cooking his own food. He saves 3 works days per month by avoiding going to the grocery store.

48:06- King & Patton both will decompress and relax in the evening after a long day by playing video games for about an hour.

50:12- King practices Hot Yoga at Hot On Yoga in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

54:01- The approach of not rushing and getting a really good stretch post workout is emphasized by Patton. There is a mutual agreement that Psilocybin promotes appreciation for nature remembering we are all one.

57:58- “My biggest fear is regretting the things that I didn’t do.” (King)

1:01:14- Having the ‘being the last man standing’ work ethic will get you very far, you have to be obsessed.

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