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Brandon Vera’s Open Door

Jess Matthew Beltran April 9, 2011 MMA, Pinoy sports, sports No Comments on Brandon Vera’s Open Door

They say when one door closes another door opens. Brandon Vera knows his door has slowly been shut after failing to secure a win on his last three fights. His contract with UFC has ended after a unanimous decision loss to Thiago Silva at UFC 125.

Vera is now backed to the drawing board, back to where he started and now back to reality. He was lucky he got the opportunity to fight in the UFC after thousands of fighters waiting for their chance. And now his luck has slowly faded.

“The truth” is a typical “tweener” who fights as a heavyweight and as a light heavyweight. He was riding an eight game winning streak with notable wins against Frank Mir and Assuerio Silva, before losing twice against Tim Sylvia (UD) and Fabricio Werdum (TKO). He moved down to light heavyweight and still came out unsuccessful, winning only three out of his last seven fights. “The truth” will have to learn how it is in the real world—the truth always hurts.

He was no longer the feared fighter that was knocking everybody out in the UFC. His fan base has slowly been making an exodus out of frustrations. And his contract has just ended.

Suddenly, everything was like a gyrating ball going up and goes rapidly down. The once promising fighter came short of a promise.

Thiago Silva after his fight with Vera failed the drug test when the Nevada State Athletic Commission found Silva’s urine sample “inconsistent with human urine”. This was a vindication for Brandon’s loss, which was later turned into a no-contest. This means he is reinstated back into the UFC. But more to that Brandon has been given a chance, an opportunity to prove all the doubters wrong.

One door closes and another door opens for Brandon. This is the time to reinvent himself, learn new things and go to fight with an element of surprise. He should never stop learning because there will always be someone out there who will be better.

He has been given a chance, a new lease of life now all he has to do is make the best out of it. Nobody said it was easy to get to the top but nobody said it’s impossible.

Brandon Vera knows its make or break this time. When a door closes all you have to do is just open it.

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Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]