Nov 26, 2018
Vinnie Lopez is a former
professional MMA fighter and current owner of Vital Strength and
fitness in Denver Colorado. He is also a professional coach of
several current fighters both in the UFC and outside of it. In this
episode Vinnie and Scott discuss Vinnie’s story and what he is
currently passionate about.
- Vinnie had a rough childhood and was
essentially left to fend for himself. Now, looking back, what did
he say he’s learned from those experiences? How is that being
redeemed for good?
- Ironically, MMA fighting was the thing that
softened Vinnie’s heart enough to let Jesus in. What things would
you point to in your life that softened your heart to hear and
respond to the gospel?
- Vinnie’s whole life has been about pushing
through painful or difficult situations and coming out on the other
side. What happens when we go through the fire? What do we learn
- Everybody avoids pain differently. How do you
try to get around it or take the easy route? What habits do we need
to build to handle adversity?
men, we struggle to not put our identity in what we do. Vinnie
talked about the moment when he realized fighting wasn’t the
ultimate thing in his life, it was just a thing in his life. What
have you had to wrestle to put in its proper place?
- Having friends and mentors along the road to
help us stay on track, even when things get difficult is essential.
Do you have people like that in your corner? Are you that kind of
friend for others?
- Vinnie ended with some great
challenges: Do something hard every day. Push yourself. Put
yourself in situations where it’s going to be hard to win. You’re
building one habit or another. What elements of discipline do
you need to put in your life?