They say winners never quit. Losers never quit either – they lose. That’s why they’re given such a label. But victory is often less about perseverance and more about skill, luck, and circumstances. A team up 20-plus points at the beginning of the fourth quarter may seem like a shoe-in for the “W.” Instead, in a quick 15, the other side can comeback and dash any hopes of carrying that coveted trophy home.
The Tap Out
It’s Not Quitting
So this whole notion of “quitting” has become fairly overrated. Or underrated. Anyway you look at it, giving up is often the right thing to do. You remember the old saying – those who fight and runaway live to fight another day. Well, in some cases, conceding a point can save you a great deal of pain – and literal pain at that.
It’s Used To Protect The Fighters
Everyone knows the rules when it comes to UFC or MMA fighting. You beat the ever-loving tar or snot or pride out of each other until someone submits. That can happen by a knock out, or if the competitor no longer wants to suffer, he or she can “tap out” – the new universal sign of “NO MAS!” In the case of the video included here, a Jiu Jitsu fighter is definitely in the losing position. All he has to do is retreat and he will be OK. But he refuses, and by doing so, does even more damage to his cause.
It’s Not A Sign Of Weakness Per Se
Though Some Refuse To Acquiesce