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  1. loanbanker is offline

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    becomming a pro fighter

    How difficult is it for someone to become a professional fighter? Do people have to stack there resume's with amature fights first? Im pretty new to the entire scene so bare with the nievity (prob misspelled) of the question.

    Any feedback is appreciated! THANKS.
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    7/12/2004 1:49am


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    Dude just show up at the ufc they let anyone fight... You just have to get there early in the morning say 4 am.
    Once a fighter, Always a fighter. Shawn
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    lol
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    One things for sure. Be prepared to endure a hard life. Sure. You get the opportunity to fight with highly skilled opponants and learn alot about yourself and others but it is not easy.
    The many hours a day of training, injuries and pain all take its toll.

    The best approach is to firstly compete in tournament/ringside events of your chosen style and see how you do. Based on that experiance if you think you have what it takes to make a living out of fighting in the martial arts - go for it.

    But do not fall victem to over optimistic thoughts and movies. Making a successful living out of fighting be it in boxing or martial arts is something very few can do. It takes a special kind of person to do it and do it well. The cold truth is most proffesional fighters world wide fight for peanuts - just guys who get smashed for a living. And they are usually people with little other career qualities.
    Hannibal: The sworn enemy of dishonest politicians, source of entertainment on Bullshido and newly appointed Office Linebacker. Terry Tait ain't got **** on me !!!!
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    That makes me feel special.
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    Personally speaking I wouldn't want to fight proffessioanally. Tournaments here and there fine but thats about it.
    Hannibal: The sworn enemy of dishonest politicians, source of entertainment on Bullshido and newly appointed Office Linebacker. Terry Tait ain't got **** on me !!!!
  7. loanbanker is offline

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    Hannibal I appreciate the insight. Personally I have no dreams or asperations of fighting professionally myself. hell Im 32 years old with a family. Too damn old. However I have always wondered how the heck people actually get started.
    sometimes paranoia is justified. At
    times they really are after you!
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    Train hard and do lots of tournaments (and tape them). Then send in your tape to a professional org.
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    7/12/2004 6:40am


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    LoL you gotta first have a heart,skill,ego(well most that have some kind,which sells tickets.)

    You have to be invovled with the right people
    and training for what ever it is you aspire to be....

    Being younger helps, to old and you are usally tied down with family obliagtions and makes recovery longer.

    This isnt always the case look at randy couture. (Team Quest)

    The mans a animal in his 40s!

    so yeah just takes a great will.
    Once a fighter, Always a fighter. Shawn
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    32 ain't old, but it would make it harder.
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    YOU HAVE BETRAYED ME, IN THE WORST POSSIBLE MANNER!!" - KiWarrior

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