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    Question on taking fights.

    About 3 weeks ago I asked my instructor to tell anyone who calls that he has me available to fight(137-154 ranges - IKF Weightclasses). Well he got one asking for K-1 rules and another was FC rules. I wanted to definately do the kickboxing first because of the promoter and the nicer cards and more care he has for fighters(not naming names here).

    Anyways the guy tells my instructor that he has a new guy as well thats 0-1 and 18 years old. The guy fought this past weekend and lost again. Apparently both badly. Sunday my instructor gets a call from the promoter asking if I would want to fight the guy this coming Friday. Naturally I and my instructor said no way, but I was interested in hearing what others thought.
    Apparently this guy is bad, and I can easily do the 3(3) minute rounds, but would anyone else risk taking a fight on this short of notice knowing the opponents previous experience??

    We told the promoter no and told him we atleast neeeded a month minimum to fully be prepared and he agreed to put me on the next card(Late November-Early December). I assume I will be fighting this guy as he is the only person mentioned.

    Also a side note. his instructor was a student of my instructor for a few years and by checking their website, I only see one of their fighters that has a win.

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    I would be more concerned about reality finally hitting me like a ton of bricks once you lost to this loser if I were you.

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    Is this before or after you turned down the position on TUF2, KM?
    "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire.

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    I turned down a position on TUF? I don't even grapple. I don't even do MMA.

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    Or any kind of striking ability, or have an IQ in the double digits.

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    My experience is that a smart competitor stays ready to jump in and take a great fight on a moments notice.Because great fights are hard to get.I handle making matches for about 10-12 guys.It sucks when a perfect fight for a guy comes along and they decide to wait.Then it isn't unusual for them to spend a year getting offered better guys at the wrong weight and for less money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traditional Tom
    Or any kind of striking ability, or have an IQ in the double digits.
    Ok lobster boy.

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    Should have taken the fight. Situations are hardly ever ideal.

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    Depending on your confidence it could be an opportunity for an easy meal, then again he might be thinking the same thing! :)

    Better to have loved and lost etc.. after all.

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    Yes Koto got his name changed, quit asking... supporting member
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    Take it. The worst that could happen is that you could lose and gain experience from it. The best is that you can get an easy win and build a rep quick.

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