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    Fighting in my first smoker October 3rd

    Yep.
    It's going on in Chicago a week from Saturday; this is going to be my first time fighting in anything harder contact than a Bullshido throwdown or krotty pointfighting. It's going to be three two minute rounds, 14 oz gloves, shinguards and headgear, no elbows or knees to the face. My basic strategy is clinch, corner, and pound. Or maybe corner, clinch, and pound. There will be clinching.
    While I've only been training Muay Thai for about a month now, I've been hittin' doodz in some fashion or another since I was sixteen. What's more, I fear that I won't be able to keep up my training 2-4 hours a day+cycling 90 miles a week schedule as well once the weather turns cold and the snow hits. Which, in Michigan, could be anytime between October and January.
    I've been wanting to get in a ring since, jesus christ, senior year of high school (I just graduated from college), and I'm finally getting my opportunity. I do plan on fighting amateur MMA at some point in the coming year (before I potentially ship off to Mongolia), and this seems like a good place to start.

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    Hot damn. Good for you.
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    Videos to come, yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcusdbrutus View Post
    Videos to come, yes?
    Most certainly.

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    YOU GONNA GET FUCKING SMASHED!

    har!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMightyMcClaw View Post
    While I've only been training Muay Thai for about a month now
    Are you sure fighting is a good fucking idea?
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    being a dick with skill is only marginally better than being a dick without skill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMightyMcClaw View Post
    Yep.
    It's going on in Chicago a week from Saturday; this is going to be my first time fighting in anything harder contact than a Bullshido throwdown or krotty pointfighting.
    You've at least done full contact muay thai sparring with pads right?
    "Boxing is the art of hitting an opponent from the furthest distance away, exposing the least amount of your body while getting into position to punch with maximum leverage and not getting hit."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sang View Post
    You've at least done full contact muay thai sparring with pads right?
    Yes. And without. I was excluding sparring from my fight experience.

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    Nice, i exclude krotty pointsparring from mine. You should be fine, if you can handle yourself in full contact sparring a smoker is just a small step up from that. The 1 month training time is a pretty big warning flag though, i hope your perceived skill level matches up with your real level.
    "Boxing is the art of hitting an opponent from the furthest distance away, exposing the least amount of your body while getting into position to punch with maximum leverage and not getting hit."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sang View Post
    Nice, i exclude krotty pointsparring from mine. You should be fine, if you can handle yourself in full contact sparring a smoker is just a small step up from that. The 1 month training time is a pretty big warning flag though, i hope your perceived skill level matches up with your real level.
    Me too. Keep in mind, this is one month of Muay Thai; not including MMA and Karate, which I've been doing for years.

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