Just who are you?
Just who are you?
Also, SSF, is it a purely out of civic service that you start a thread bagging a school that is in the same town as your own? Which you've already rated as being pure badass on this very site?
But, I would love to hear your thoughts on Merriman's "brown belt" in sambo.
I would also be curious to hear your comments on this post by SSF:
Eric Chester just recently put on a MMA show in Nashville TN and it was suppose to be a fund raiser to help out Joe Lewis with his medical cost and he never gave Joe any money.
I could degrade it into an absurd cause to make the point clearer: he could have just as easily sold a bill of goods by claiming a particular belt had magic sex powers and convinced a guy to wear it. It's a bit smarmy, but how is that worse than a practical joke in poor taste? Is it his responsibility the guy he sold it to is running around trying to pick up chicks with the line: "I have the magic karma sutra belt! Let me strap you on, baby! Me love you long time!"? Or, is that merely hilarious?
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Also just for the record I have been in the position of managing an MMA gym so yes I do know just a little bit about it. We had a code of conduct that was expected of students. If they did not comply to those standards they were asked to leave. Why? Because if you do business with dishonest people, especially when what they do is having an effect on the local martial art community in a negative way, than that can be bad for the rep of your gym and bad for business.
Update on the turn of events regarding Ron Daley...
Ron claimed affiliation with several Sambo organizations on his website, which were examined on this FB thread (http://www.facebook.com/groups/204099400426/10151533833805427/?notif_t=group_activity#!/groups/204099400426/10151533833805427/?notif_t=group_activity)
and turned out to be invalid.
He also made claims of being a Lion's Den fighter from the early period that also turned out to be invalid (Frank Shamrock posted to this effect on the thread)
His CACC claims turn out to be equally suspect. The BJJ brown hasn't been looked at yet.
This is another case of a sketchy person trying to use the site to mess with other gyms in their market.
I said this to somebody before; "That thread gave me a headache", and I don't mean figuratively.