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    Originally posted by WhiteShark
    I friend of mine just had a fight at 42 I think and he is a doctor. His trainer worked with the promoter for a while and they eventually found another 38 year old beginner for him to fight. The opponent turned out to be a lawyer! I was a good fight and I don't think either are going to launch a career obviously but they got in there and had their fight. So there you go a doctor vs a lawyer both near forty and both smart enough to know better. They got it on, so can you!
    Good point, who your opponent is, is very important.
    Like in boxing they should try and pare you with a guy of similar experience at least. Age could be a factor :-?

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    At a fellow 40-year-old I wish you the best.

    Get in there and beat the crap outta those young punks.

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    40 would be OLD to start a CAREER as a pro fighter, but to get in a few fights, nah, go for it.
    You fight wehn you want to, its not as if you are gonna be fighting every week or even every month.
    Take the training seriously, work on the conditioning and knock yourself out ;)

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    Originally posted by WhiteShark
    I friend of mine just had a fight at 42 I think and he is a doctor. His trainer worked with the promoter for a while and they eventually found another 38 year old beginner for him to fight. The opponent turned out to be a lawyer! I was a good fight and I don't think either are going to launch a career obviously but they got in there and had their fight. So there you go a doctor vs a lawyer both near forty and both smart enough to know better. They got it on, so can you!
    Thats funny a Lawyer! I remember years ago this Lawyer got into a physical fight with this University professor. I knew both of them. It was a good fight! Then the fight got BIGGGER. And a whole of people satrted fighting. I kid you not. I was there. It was two left groups bashing each other up! I have tons of stories.:D :p
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    Hey I am 44 I say have your doctor give his blessing due to stress related stuff like heart attack and stroke. I know you are training hard but a ring fight will bring on more stress just from the compitition side better safe then dead.

    These guys mention Randy Coutuer , that guy has been a worldclass fighter for over 20 years. He is in amazing condition.

    bottom line go for it , just be smart get checked out, train accordingly and have a blast
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    40 years old is to old to fight, just look how old man coture lost to tito, oh wait, never mind, please don't tell randy I said anything.
    Last edited by stoogejitsu; 3/25/2004 3:27am at .

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    I beleive George Foremans age should the fighting age limit and hes thinking about comming back into boxing again.

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    I think Ronin was right on the money with his post.
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    I was thinking of really gearing down and fighting one time MMA. I was thinking a year of training for it, that would make me 36.

    As for Randy... Remember, he's been fighting over 20 years, not something he just picked up and said, let me try it. :)
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    "Just what makes a pure grappler think he can survive with an experienced striker. Especially if that striker isn't following any particular rule set and is well aware of what the grapplers strategies are".

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    true, but most people won't be fighting tito or chuck either.

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