My initial thoughts:
Japanese orgs prefer the ring to the cage. Off the top of my head right now, I can't think of an org that uses a cage.
Ferriss claims to vanquished 4 world champions in MMA. Which ones?
Sherdog does not list him.
The official K-1 Japanese site doesn't list him.
I will ask around to see if anyone's heard of him.
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This is how he claims to have gained 34 pounds of muscle in four weeks. Its relevant because he provides his high school weight and a later weight this gives a rough idea of what weight class he may have fought at professionally. I am pretty surprised however that he would have gotten into muscle building AFTER he left competitive fighting.
Have you tried...asking him? Better to hand him the noose than force him up the scaffold, IMO.
A couple other people are trying to track down a competitive record for Mr. Ferriss. If they find one I will print it here. If not I will contact Mr. Ferriss next week for his comment.
Ok, but you realize that there are gyms that have cages and former champs that train at'em. He could've tapped out 4 former champions in sparring. That would be almost impossible to falsify, unless you speak Japanese or somebody at the gym speaks English, and you can find a phone #, and feel like spending hours on the phone to Japan.
34lbs in four weeks seems like an incredible feat. The program he followed seems sound (1 set to failure, multi-joint exercises, 5/5 cadence.) I'm not sure if it's 34lbs of lean muscle as opposed to 34lbs of weight (which would be lean muscle and body fat, however lean it may be).
Originally Posted by Samuel Browning
I could imagine someone getting those gains in 8 weeks, but in 4 weeks? I don't think it could be ruled out. But it should be pretty difficult to make those gains in 4 weeks.
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Originally Posted by Cracky McSlugHoot
Since he told one blogger he was a "world champion cage fighter" he's asserting that he's done competition in the cage, not simply sparring at his school.
Have you asked the blogger to make certain that he said "Champion" and not "I beat champions"?
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