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    I got a question. Is it possible to have a well-paying, solid job after graduating college and still train hard to fight pro MMA at the same time?

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    ask j-lau.

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    Because of time constraints, you probably will not be able to climb the corporate ladder to the executive suites or become a doctor. But, the answer to your question is basically yes. It all depends on what you want to do with your time.

    Our very own Joe Lauzon is an example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kagan
    Because of time constraints, you probably will not be able to climb the corporate ladder to the executive suites or become a doctor. But, the answer to your question is basically yes. It all depends on what you want to do with your time.

    Our very own Joe Lauzon is an example.
    In case I fail at mma id like to have that sense of security that i have a well paying job to fall back upon

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    most guys in the UFC are stil working 9-5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex
    most guys in the UFC are stil working 9-5.
    yea but a lot of them have crap, low paying jobs. Im gonna be going to be going to a decent college. Id want a well paying job in case fighting fails

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex
    most guys in the UFC are stil working 9-5.
    Evidence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vingchunfudo
    yea but a lot of them have crap, low paying jobs. Im gonna be going to be going to a decent college. Id want a well paying job in case fighting fails
    If all you care about is making lots of money, maybe fighting isn't for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vingchunfudo
    yea but a lot of them have crap, low paying jobs. Im gonna be going to be going to a decent college. Id want a well paying job in case fighting fails
    You are going in circles dude. Nothing is certain unless you are some sort of intellectual/physical prodigy. There is a clear dichotomy right there in the goals you seek.

    There are plenty of individuals in this site that have a well-remunerated profession, with family obligations sometimes and still have time to train hard. Now, let's talk about training hard, and your understandable desire of making good, solid $$$.

    To train hard, you need $$$. You'll be going to college; therefore, you won't have much $$$ (unless your parents are fucking rich). And we are talking about training as a hobby; we are not even considering training to become a pro-fighter.

    To do well in school, you must work hard, no matter how intelligent you are. And to train hard, you need time as well. There are only 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week. How you manage your time, $$$ and effort, that's something you will have to discover yourself given your physical and mental strenghts and weaknesses and resources ($$$ and time) that you have available.

    That you can have a degree and train, of course you can. Chuck Liddel has an MBA. Carlos Newton is a freaking doctor for Christ's sake. And Josh Koscheck is/was studying accounting or law or some other high paying ****.

    But then again, Carlos Newton's fighting career was affected due to his constant obligations in med school. Props to him that he's been able to juggle between the ring and school. He is the perfect example of a bright, discipline individual and the challenges that he has to face in pursuing his goals.

    Whether you graduate and have a high paying job and/or do well as a pro-fighter will depend on you. It is possible that you can do it, and it is possible that you will end up quitting school, quitting martial arts and make a living serving french fries in a drive-through.

    It's all up to you. If your post is serious, I can only tell you that it's not going to be easy. Just do your best, and be intelligent about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Macho
    You are going in circles dude. Nothing is certain unless you are some sort of intellectual/physical prodigy. There is a clear dichotomy right there in the goals you seek.

    There are plenty of individuals in this site that have a well-remunerated profession, with family obligations sometimes and still have time to train hard. Now, let's talk about training hard, and your understandable desire of making good, solid $$$.

    To train hard, you need $$$. You'll be going to college; therefore, you won't have much $$$ (unless your parents are fucking rich). And we are talking about training as a hobby; we are not even considering training to become a pro-fighter.

    To do well in school, you must work hard, no matter how intelligent you are. And to train hard, you need time as well. There are only 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week. How you manage your time, $$$ and effort, that's something you will have to discover yourself given your physical and mental strenghts and weaknesses and resources ($$$ and time) that you have available.

    That you can have a degree and train, of course you can. Chuck Liddel has an MBA. Carlos Newton is a freaking doctor for Christ's sake. And Josh Koscheck is/was studying accounting or law or some other high paying ****.

    But then again, Carlos Newton's fighting career was affected due to his constant obligations in med school. Props to him that he's been able to juggle between the ring and school. He is the perfect example of a bright, discipline individual and the challenges that he has to face in pursuing his goals.

    Whether you graduate and have a high paying job and/or do well as a pro-fighter will depend on you. It is possible that you can do it, and it is possible that you will end up quitting school, quitting martial arts and make a living serving french fries in a drive-through.

    It's all up to you. If your post is serious, I can only tell you that it's not going to be easy. Just do your best, and be intelligent about it.
    That was pretty encouraging. Thanks a lot bro

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