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12/27/10 7:14 PM
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It has crossed my mind a couple of times to try mma once in my life. Is jumping into a amateur event with more than moderate experience alright?

I wrestled from youth into high school and I also have somewhat 10 years of grappling experience. I have only trained boxing for 2 years but no matches outside of sparring really. Anyones sound advice? Sorry about the english.
12/28/10 10:09 AM
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Sounds like an amateur fight would be perfect for you.  Just make sure you're training to integrate your striking and grappling together.
12/30/10 4:57 AM
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 Get to a good gym and see how you do against other amateurs.
12/30/10 2:55 PM
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BigSifu -  Get to a good gym and see how you do against other amateurs.


I know. Im in transition right now between gyms while I rehab some injuries. Im probably going back to Cobra Kai.
12/31/10 12:54 PM
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Your first amateur fight, you'll probably get thrown in with another guy making his debut. Unfortunately for him, he'll probably have barely a year of training under his belt. Please have a heart and try not to snap his arms.
12/31/10 3:40 PM
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GreatWhiteHype - Your first amateur fight, you'll probably get thrown in with another guy making his debut. Unfortunately for him, he'll probably have barely a year of training under his belt. Please have a heart and try not to snap his arms.



or he can also not my teeth in. :) who knows. Im just excited to try. Is there another ug grand prix?
2/2/11 2:36 PM
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IMHO you should do amateur as it gives you a good base before turning pro. Your years of training experience is more than enough as some guys jump into an amateur fight with barely a year of training.
3/17/11 1:40 AM
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Strongly agree with everyone else.

is there any specific reason your trying it out? why couldn't you just walk in and spar at a local mma gym or look out for a smoker event?
3/17/11 8:07 AM
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joweez - Strongly agree with everyone else.

is there any specific reason your trying it out? why couldn't you just walk in and spar at a local mma gym or look out for a smoker event?



Im keeping a eye out for some in las vegas.
3/17/11 11:25 AM
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thats how i first got into it! i lost my first smoker fight and been training ever since!
3/18/11 5:26 PM
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 I'm going to do this too.  I just need to scratch that itch, ya know? I have an 8 year old that believes her dad is the baddest man on the planet and another kid on the way...I want something to show them.
3/18/11 7:11 PM
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Jefe de Jefes -  I'm going to do this too.  I just need to scratch that itch, ya know? I have an 8 year old that believes her dad is the baddest man on the planet and another kid on the way...I want something to show them.


cool have fun!
3/28/11 10:49 PM
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I am just transitiinoning to MMA from about 4 years of grappling and it's a whole other ball game for sure.
3/29/11 6:11 AM
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joshjitsu - I am just transitiinoning to MMA from about 4 years of grappling and it's a whole other ball game for sure.


can you give some examples please?

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