Back when F1 titles began getting more realistic, I heard that some racers would play the game to help memorise routes and racing lines, but now Diego Sanchez, one of the more *ahem* eccentric fighters in UFC has claimed that he plays UFC Undisputed as a "visualisation tool" for upcoming matches.
"When the first UFC game came out," said Sanchez, "I never even dreamed being in such a realistic game. The game is so realistic looking that I do my late night training by getting on my PlayStation 3 and fighting my opponent 20 times in the game. That way I'm able to see myself knocking him out over and over again. It's a visualization tool for me where you're seeing it, you're feeling it and you can already have that knockout in your mind. As long as you go in and do the work and train, when you get in and fight, you've already seen what can happen, so it's more realistic that it will happen."
He was then asked what happens when he loses?
"I usually win at least 17 out of 20," he continued. "I win most of them, but sometimes I get my butt kicked because I'm tired, so I just turn it off. That's the great thing about the game. If I'm losing, there's always the power switch and I can start over and I never feel any pain."
This reminds me of that time in primary school when I tried to fight my local bully by doing dragon punches.
Yeah... that didn't work out so well.