#143 – John Clarke: The Art of Fighting and the Pursuit of Excellence

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Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.
(00:00) – Introduction
(08:25) – The great American road trip
(25:54) – Martial arts and philosophy
(28:55) – Real vs fake success on Instagram
(39:40) – The brutal honesty of Mike Tyson
(44:26) – Breaking your opponent in wrestling
(52:32) – Genghis Khan
(1:03:38) – It’s okay to change your mind
(1:08:15) – Why do politicians become inauthentic
(1:14:52) – Greatness requires sacrifice
(1:17:36) – Whiplash
(1:25:44) – Relationships
(1:31:21) – Greatest fighters of all time
(1:39:02) – Greatest fight of all time
(1:53:25) – Khabib Nurmagomedov
(1:55:13) – Can Conor McGregor beat Khabib Nurmagomedov?
(2:09:29) – Conor vs Khabib 2
(2:16:05) – Will there always be war?
(2:17:41) – Future of civilization
(2:19:52) – Kids
(2:26:37) – The meaning of a “like” on social media
(2:35:34) – Starting a podcast
(2:54:16) – Book recommendations
(2:57:46) – Keeping the independence of solitude