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5/15/08 9:01 AM
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gorillagrappling
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...from this promoting thing for now. It is getting out of hand with the shows popping up like mushrooms on cow shit. You can't build a decent card out of non-cans due to promoters paying the better fighters money under the table. WTF? I have been trying to build a card for a month for a show at the end of June. Everyone is already fighting or waiting to see if they are going to be fighting on some BS card in the middle of nowhere Alabama.

I refuse to put a card full of bums together. I would rather not have a show. I may postpone the June show in lieu of not having any quality fighters ready to fight at that time. Maybe.
5/15/08 9:15 AM
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No you wont...you are just extra frustrated right now and will eventually realize you were venting and your show will go on as scheduled.


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5/15/08 11:05 AM
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I may postpone it for reals. The problem is that I have reached the third level of the barrel of fighters. I am almost to the bottom and I am being told that even these kids are already fighting someplace else. I really don't want to have a bum show for sure. I may just go ahead and sign them up at the door and offer a $1000 purse for the winner of the open tournament, lol. Hell $2000. I don't care. If the sport is not ready to be helped, I amy as well whore it out like the rest of the people out there.

As long as credible fighters are fighting on the bum cards, this sport will never evolve around here.I know that the lure of money is what causes them to fight in the bum shows, but for the love of the sport, let it go. It is just a couple hundred bucks for the love of everything holy. Stop giving these douche bags a supply of fighters.
5/15/08 11:29 AM
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I have 2 for you. The ones we talked about.
5/15/08 12:12 PM
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I know. I'll keep you posted. I will make a decision on postponement by the end of the week. I am just having a hard time finding guys who really train. I am working overtime trying to get guys who don't suck.
5/15/08 5:52 PM
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This recession is getting tough for middle class audience. They may be having to choose between $4 gas, food or that extra $25 left over to buy that MMA ticket. People are really tapping their credid cards right now. Casino traffic is way off as well as alot of other entertainment venues.
5/15/08 6:57 PM
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^^^ LOL at recession. I am not having a problem getting people into seats, just fighters committed without paying their asses. They all want to be amateurs and fight cans but get paid at the same time. It is silly. Bham is good for 8-900 people and that is fine with me.
5/29/08 4:24 PM
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Hey, to change the subjet a little, Gorrilla Grappling, do you run a school in Anniston, AL?

I will be there for 2 weeks for work and am trying to find a place to work out while I'm there.

Give me a call please at 501-650-3765

Dirk Hamilton
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5/29/08 6:35 PM
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gorillagrappling
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School is no longer. My instructor acted like he was moving to Vegas, lol. I had to close theat mess when he left or be accused (rightfully) of being a lame mcdojo.
7/4/08 1:48 AM
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 Next event?
7/4/08 7:56 AM
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gg will get the itch again and have another CSC before the end of the year.
7/4/08 8:46 AM
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I know. I am in the planning stages once gain. Along with getting a real job too. I will make it happen. I am just going to be a dick to everyone in the process. Cheat a little here, lie a little there. You know. Create an even playing field. The nice guy approach does not work.
7/18/08 12:12 AM
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freddy man you are an amazing promoter and screw all these guys who are screwing their careers by fighting on shithole cards for shitty money that wont even pay for their docotrs bills if they get the asses hurt because this wanna be promoter cant even take care of his fighters.....you know i can get you fighters and i know you will take care of them as you have taken care of me and i appreciate everything you have ever done for me...give me a call man or shoot me an email i am down to fight for you any time anyplace....oh yeah the hit squad is fuckin sickkkkkkkkk!!!and vince is awesome too he hooked me up ....


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7/18/08 6:28 AM
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you are amazing freddy! Jesus babyface, buy him dinner first!
7/18/08 2:17 PM
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Thanks JP. And, Strangle he already did buy me dinner. LOL!
7/18/08 3:48 PM
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yikes...just make sure he inches it in like a gentleman.
7/19/08 10:17 PM
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well, we down here in Dothan would like for you to put on a show. Too many shit promotions out there. I heard alot of good things about your shows.

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