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  1. octaviousbp is offline

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    Agreed that the decision is not easy, and something I grapple with from time to time. The good news for you is that, imo, you don't have to make that decision. Similar to what Macho said, the next decision you have to make is "can I have a sustained amateur career and go to school at the same time?" That's the first step, and something you can easily find out by doing it. If you can balance that, then there are some adjustments (not overhauls) that can be made to transition to pro. This is just my experience, and I can tell you it requires sacrifices.
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    If I were you i'd expect to make a little money fighting pro from time to time but not to make a career out of it.

    Edit: Actually nevermind, that's what I plan to do anyways so I don't even need to be you.
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    Yeah. What she said. See, if you really want to go for it, do it because you like it, regardless of whether you can make a living out of it or not.

    Going into pro fighting with the idea of making a good salary is as crazy as going to an engineering school just because of salary. Whether its school, pro fighting, arts, or opening up a business of any kind or whatever, you have to love what you do.

    And sometimes doing what you love requires sacrifices. Sometimes the sacrifice is in not making as much money as one would want. At other times, it's in a reduction of the free time we have to do other things outside of work or school.

    Going into something, whatever the case it may be, simply because of the potential of making good money is usually a good way of having a miserable life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Macho
    Going into something, whatever the case it may be, simply because of the potential of making good money is usually a good way of having a miserable life.
    Agreed. Anyone who is good in their field is passionate about what they do. Ergo, don't expect to make a lot of money in anything/be happy doing it if you aren't interested/passionate.
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    I fight for free and I am perfectly happy with that. (Even though people have offered to throw money at me on several occasions)
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    This is a decision that you'll be ready to make when you have to make it, IMO.

    Since many, many people go to school and work out for 1+ hours a day you should be fine for going to school, and most people have a job and train MMA until they get quite involved in the sport. EVERYONE at my gym still has a job, even people taking several "pro" fights a year, because at their level the fights aren't yet a full time job.

    It depends what you want to do, as well - there are jobs with more and less time commitment. If you want to be a high-powered broker, or a lawyer in some firms, or a doctor, your 20s kind of get sacrificed to your job. If you just mean "Do I have to work a student style pizza-delivery style job" then no, certainly not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Macho
    Yeah. What she said. See, if you really want to go for it, do it because you like it, regardless of whether you can make a living out of it or not.

    Going into pro fighting with the idea of making a good salary is as crazy as going to an engineering school just because of salary. Whether its school, pro fighting, arts, or opening up a business of any kind or whatever, you have to love what you do.

    And sometimes doing what you love requires sacrifices. Sometimes the sacrifice is in not making as much money as one would want. At other times, it's in a reduction of the free time we have to do other things outside of work or school.

    Going into something, whatever the case it may be, simply because of the potential of making good money is usually a good way of having a miserable life.
    yea i definitely love mma. it's just that id like the peace of mind of having a well-paying job to fall back on in case mma doesnt work out, see what im getting at?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vingchunfudo
    yea i definitely love mma. it's just that id like the peace of mind of having a well-paying job to fall back on in case mma doesnt work out, see what im getting at?
    You keep mentioning "well-paying jobs" and saying "in case MMA doesn't work out"...

    Well paying for some is pocket-change for others, and MMA is working out quite nicely for Kat even though she is an amateur.

    We might be of more help to you if we nail down some of these terms.

    Just exactly how much money do you foresee yourself earning as a pro-fighter? What's your current amateur record, and in what weight class do you compete?

    Also, please bear in mind that education is not necessarily the deciding factor in income. I know scientists with Master's Degrees in chemistry who are being offered a paltry $15/hr for lab work in the petrochemical industry, as well as pharmaceutical reps who dropped out of college yet are clearing six figures.

    What major do you plan to pursue in college? What background do you currently have in this field (AP credit/volunteer work/junior achievement/etc)? What scholarships, fellowships or grants have you been awarded?
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    That is exactly what I meant sdave. You are dead on, as usual.
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    To tell the truth...i'd rather live like a poor person if i could train all day everyday. Perhaps i could go on welfare and just live in a gym and take food donations.
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    Oh yeah about the need college to make money. I'm a welder and pipe fabricator without anything but a welding certification and i make 35$ an hour. Why? Because im good at what i do and i like doing it.
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