First off I read the link. I'm cool with that. Anyone can tell me I suck until they meet me. Even then they can still tell me I suck.
The skills I have do not suck. You can tell me all day long that they do, and that doesn't mean **** till you can show me otherwise. I used to hang around rough bars until my son was born, and there are a few patrons, if they ever were to come near me again, that would also tell you that I do not suck. I can protect myself quite well against a bar fighter, and I have put every one of them down who tried. I mind my own business, but sometimes trouble finds you regardless.
When you hang out at a place, that the rules are if you punch someone in the face, you can't come back for two weeks, you get a little exposure, if you are willing to stand up for yourself. I am not a crybaby, and if motherfuckers have to call me names, fine. I'll see if I can learn something here.
Maybe I'll even schedule a vacation for a meet. I want to see how tough the guys with 20,000 posts really are. Do I get to fight them without gloves or rules? I can do without gouging eyes and crushing balls. Most of my best techs are barred in MMA. If they are too slow, do I get in trouble, or have to pay medical bills for a broken wrist? Can I wrench their arm out of the shoulder, then choke them with their own arm? Can I kick knees and hammer fist kidneys, till they piss blood? Can I push or pull or strike their nose away from their head until I'm so splattered with blood, I have to buy a new pair of shoes, or do we fight barefoot, so I only need to bring a few sets of shirts and sweats.