FROM SET-BACKS TO COMEBACK
Despite harsh set-backs in his early career, Quentin Domergue has not lost his passion or desire to perform in mixed martial arts. Back at the top level, he approaches his next fight, on September 7 in Nantes, with confidence.
Quentin Domergue has not been in hiding. With hindsight, he readily acknowledges his past sporting mistakes.
“I started my career way too early. I had done just two years of MMA when my coach offered me a fight at professional level. I wasn’t ready, I should have tested myself on the amateur circuit. ”
The result: four consecutive defeats, and a career that could have ended there at the end of 2018, before it had even really begun. But from these unsuccessful beginnings, Quentin Domergue chose to learn lessons and move forward. The key to his approach: acceptance.
“In reality, the step-up was too high. I had never competed before, neither in MMA nor in any team sport. So to find myself abroad, in a cage, in front of an audience… I couldn’t withstand the pressure, I didn’t have the mindset. “
“I try to bring out everything that is buried inside me”
After time, work and with passion, the 30-year-old French Southerner has finally returned to battle, but this time, on a new basis.
“I don’t do it anymore to hope to become someone. I fight above all for pleasure: I like to fight and surpass myself, that’s the main thing. I don’t necessarily have a goal in the back of my head anymore. “
This state of mind seems to be paying off, since Quentin Domergue has stood undefeated across his last two fights. In the cage, he lets his instincts speak, as well as his kick-boxing techniques, which he has been working on for more than ten years.
“On a daily basis, I am a very calm, kind person. So when I fight, I try to bring out everything that is buried inside me. My confidence has returned, and so have the results. “