A guy that I spar with thinks he “got destroyed” the last time he was in the ring. I was there, and, from what I saw, the only thing that got hurt was his pride. In any sport, especially one so dependent on technique and repetition, there is always someone better. Anyway, his “solution” was to step back from sparring for a while rather than get right back at it the next time. I’m sure I’ve been “destroyed” too. But; heavy bags and mitts don’t think and don’t hit back. Avoiding fighting real people isn’t the best way to get better at fighting real people. Like anything if you think you are beaten, you are. And if you think you’re OK you probably are too.