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DashFight Presents: A Day in the Life of.... TheMightyUnjust

Femi Famutimi
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DashFight Presents: A Day in the Life of.... TheMightyUnjust
TheMightyUnjust is one of the most fun players in the world of Mortal Kombat and he talked to us about some of the mental aspects of tournament day

Daniel 'TheMightyUnjust' Taibot is a Mortal Kombat player who is easily one of the top names in the community. He was great in Mortal Kombat 11, but in Mortal Kombat 1 he has started the game like a house on fire. Two back-to-back wins in ShiraiRyuSundays, a 1st place spot at Tampa Never Sleeps, and a win in the IKFK North America fall 2023 tournament. 

As someone who is on the hot seat quite a bit, being able to learn how he handles his life was a delight. 

So here are the things he said. 

DF: How does the typical day go for you?

TMU:  Go to work and then hop on the game and grind some sets and join tournaments

DF: Do you ever get nervous on the day of a tournament? If so, how do you deal with the nerves?

TMU: Normally no, but recently at ECT (East Coast Throwdown) I was nervous because of the fact that it was a brand new game and I had high expectations for myself.

DF: Do you have any pre-tournament rituals, like a special shirt, or some other thing that helps you prepare for the day ahead?

TMU: No I just show up and play

DF: What’s your routine on the night before a big tournament?

TMU: Get as much rest as possible

DF: Do you have a favourite pre-tournament meal? If so, what is it? And if you don’t have one, what would you imagine you’d want as one?

TMU: I really try and eat only a little before I play. After I am done I'll go and eat something after.

DF: Do you prefer to practice during the day or at night, and what are the benefits of your preferred time slot?

TMU: I prefer to practice at night because most people are off from work, so I'll get the best games.

DF: How do you practice before tournaments, does your practice emphasis change just before an event?

TMU:  If I really need a specific match up I'll hit up someone, but most of the time, I'm playing in tournaments or just playing Kombat League

DF: If you lose in tournament, what is your go-to activity to help you get back up?

TMU:  If I lose in tournament to a certain thing I try and shake it off and just focus on my next match.

DF: What side are you on this debate: Fans should not come up to a player who just lost for a photo or an autograph? Why do you think so?

TMU:  They should for sure respect the player after a loss. I am totally ok with taking pictures with someone, but give me some time to shake off the loss.

DF: What tips would you give anyone on the best way to prepare for a tournament?

TMU: Just like anything in life, as long as you put the time into it you'll be better.

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