7/13/2012 7:30am, #11Chris ConolleyGuest
I am Chris Conolley. That is my site and there are several others but those aren't finished and I have no idea why people can see them. My web guy made me some websites and yes probably cut and paste some crap up there from other bjj sites and filled in some of the content with some stuff in an attempt at humor (if you read it it's pretty obviously tongue in cheek) as an outline showing me what it would look like. But those sites aren't finished they are still under construction and waiting for me to fill in the content.
I have no idea why people can see them, my web guy has since fallen off the grid and kind of shelved the project until we have time to go back and finish. I will absolutely do everything I can to remedy the situation a.s.a.p. , again no idea how or why anyone can see the sample sites but in no way am I going around claiming to have done any of this crap trying to make a buck. I greatly appreciate the work you guys do exposing frauds but this is not the case in my situation. I think if you ask around you will find our reputation at Spartan Fitness is solid. I regret that this happened and will resolve the issue but I assure you I would never make such claims or attempt to disrespect the martial arts that are my way of life and my livelihood. I greatly value the reputation our gym has earned so any help in resolving this from anyone who knows about such things would be greatly appreciated.
Apologies again but if you guys didn't throw this up I never would have known about it so I guess thanks. I appreciate that no one jumped to conclusions and ran with it seems like everyone was expecting for there to be a reasonable explanation and there it is.
I am many things but I try not to be a liar a cheat or a fake I despise those that would make a buck off of false credentials like that and I do not want to be placed in that group.
our new main site is spartanfitnessmma.com the other sites would eventually link to that one but they will not have the sample content but the real content I would never have approved them as they are now.
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7/13/2012 8:53am, #12
Well, that's that then. And we have Connelly on board, win!
7/13/2012 4:01pm, #13
- Join Date
- Dec 2003
Yeah my time at SF was pretty good training. The fighters there are solid.
7/13/2012 4:27pm, #14
Thanks Chris for coming on here and clearing that up! I competed against some of your guys at a tournament a few years ago. You have some really good guys there!
Feel free to come back and have someone do a full review of your school in the review area. It gets a lot of internet traffic.
7/14/2012 1:53pm, #15Chris ConolleyGuest
Awesome guys thanks a lot!!
7/14/2012 2:27pm, #16
Heh, welcome to the club.
7/16/2012 6:32pm, #17CleganeGuest
Conolley is a fraud
He actually has claimed to be all those things listed on the website on several occasions.He also claimed to be Forrest Griffins first coach...while attending a seminar two local fighters asked Forrest about Chris and Forrest said he never heard of him.Lately hes been telling anyone who would listen that he put John Salter and Marcus Brimage in the UFC,thats also not true.Only after they left Spartan Fitness did they make it to UFC.John Salter training at Headhunters Combatives in Tuscaloosa and Marcus Brimage at American Top Team...even when they did fight for Spartan they spent most of their time training at different gyms until they decided to just leave Spartan altogether.
7/19/2012 2:27am, #18barth vaderGuest
Am I out of line here?
7/19/2012 11:53am, #19
7/19/2012 2:02pm, #20
The website explanation? No comment.
Lately hes been telling anyone who would listen that he put John Salter and Marcus Brimage in the UFC,thats also not true.Only after they left Spartan Fitness did they make it to UFC.John Salter training at Headhunters Combatives in Tuscaloosa and Marcus Brimage at American Top Team...even when they did fight for Spartan they spent most of their time training at different gyms until they decided to just leave Spartan altogether.
Originally Posted by Marcus Brimage TUF 14 Blog
Some credit should go to UFC light heavyweight Quinton “Rampage” Jackson for also inspiring him to start fighting and his first MMA coach, Chris Connelly, for teaching him how to fight.
'Oh, it's going to be one of those fights.' I had my old coach Chris Connelly from Alabama in my corner as well as my brother and my strength and conditioning coach Tommy Elliot. It felt like home because I had them all behind me. Having them and their positivity around me helped my nerves before that fight.”
Originally Posted by John Salter in an interview
On January 11, 2010, Salter made his UFC debut, stepping in as a last-minute replacement for Mike Massenzio against Gerald Harris at UFC Fight Night 20. Salter lost the fight due to TKO (strikes) in the 3rd round.
So, which of the other schools do you train or teach at?
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