Thursday night (October 1st) is the Paint the town pink fight against breast cancer. It’s to raise awareness about the need to test, the ongoing research, the resources which are needed and to spotlight people who have survived the tough fight. Cancer victims, doctors, nurses, caregivers of all kinds are working together to encourage, shine a light on needed tasks and direct the fight. The sense of struggle, the tangible tragedy of the disease and the passion for a victory over it are almost overwhelming even to an observer.
Saturday night (October 3rd) the Post Time saloon is bringing to town the MMA. These are the Mixed Martial Arts Cage Fights. These are athletes from Carlsbad, Roswell and all over the region including from West Texas. These guys take this stuff seriously. And this is hard work. If you have never seen one of these MMA matches, it can be baffling how these athletes can even remain standing after three rounds of all-out exertion. Sometimes they just can’t. Sometimes they fight so hard they simply use up every last tiny scrap of energy and every bit of will to win they have left.
I know it’s apples and oranges, but the question I have about these two fights is: which one do you think is the hardest?
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