Tristar gym head coach, Firas Zahabi, who is also the coach of GSP, recently shared his thoughts about the difference between confident fighters and arrogant fighters. He said that all fighters need to believe in themselves and have a hard work ethic. Nonetheless, he said that arrogant fighters tend to assume they will beat their opponents, because they are superior to them. According to Firas, this is a flawed mindset and it is better to focus on mastering the techniques themselves. Egotism, he thinks, can often hinder a martial artist’s development.