Dave Kaplan Still Confident
Mixed Martial Arts is a pretty intense sport and it requires pretty intense people to participate in it. When asked why they fight, a lot of guys will talk about pride and glory, or give you some story about how fighting is their way out. Not Dave Kaplan. He fights to pick up chicks.
"I don't do it because there's honor in it or even because I enjoy it. I do it, because it affords me the opportunity to wake up at 2 p.m. and live a certain lifestyle that a lot of people would like to live. And the stigma of being a fighter helps in other areas, like with chicks and partying, which is what I really like to do."
Not to be taken out of context, that doesn't mean he doesn't care about fighting. It just means he has different objectives. "I'm thinking to myself while I'm walking into the cage, ‘In three months, you're going to be sitting at some bar next to some hot chick, watching yourself. What do you want to see yourself do?'"
He actually seems to take his fighting very seriously. I guess when it's your outlet to grabbing some tail on the weekends, you have to be serious about it. But seriously, he spent seven months in Holland just to learn Thai Boxing and now he's splitting his training time between Extreme Couture and Striking Unlimited with Frank Mir. That's serious.
In fact, he still considers himself a world-class fighter and despite his shocking loss to Nover, is more than confident in his own skill set.
"I still think a certain way about myself. If we fought again, it wouldn't go the same way by any means."