“When I tore my knee the first time, I kind of took a step back from all the sports I was involved in,” Augustine said. “With football, wrestling and MMA, it was a lot of pressure. I knew I had to have less impact, and I finally knew I liked wrestling, so I decided to stick to the fight.
Augustine remembers how much he loved other sports, but he greatly enjoyed a life with less bodily trauma. He may have had to quit MMA at 16 after five years of training, but fighters like Nate Diaz, Cowboy Cerrone and others have made the sport by far as fun as being in the thick of the action. .
The way athletes rebound and roll with injuries is definitely unique to every athlete, but Augustine thrived in the unpredictability of life that he and nearly half the field face, and he wouldn’t change much. .
“I don’t think I’ll ever be 100 percent, but some days I’m 95 percent and feel great,” Augustine said. “Then other days I’m in pain and I’m at 80 per cent, 70 per cent, but I’m still doing my recovery and making sure my knees don’t hurt. I stretch all the time and I do everything I can to not have so many bad days.
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