A combination landed; he didn’t budge.
Coach suggested dragging the fight to the ground.
Just wanting a a win in their trash talk fueled grudge,
He thought: maybe I’ll try that in the next round.
But when the bell sounded, he ditched the plan;
Ego had taken hold, making a madman.
Insistent to punish, but he held sturdy;
Soon, he tires, overhead there’s a birdie.
Prompted from MMA Storytime’s Rispetto Poetry Prompt Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2021/02/02/mma-storytimes-rispetto-poetry-prompt-challenge-67/.
Prompted from Your Daily Word Prompt at: https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2021/02/05/your-daily-word-prompt-insistent-ydwordprompt-february-5-2021/.
Prompted from Three Things Challenge at: https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2021/02/05/three-things-challenge-500/.