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Posted On:10/13/2009 11:54pm
10/10 for RIE-MMA.com, as always seems to be the case, a possible pro fight fell through. So I saw RIE, called them up, and fought for them the next week.
YouTube - round 1
YouTube - round 2
YouTube - round 3
Vids are OK, seems to be my camera guy always has either epilepsy or doesen't realize that objects in the camera's way are NOT invisible lol.
Hope to get better video from the promoter soon.
Posted On:10/14/2009 12:35am
Style: MMA, Yoga
Congrats on another win. Did you have a background in BJJ or wrestling before moving to mma or did you start off in a mma gym?
"Boxing is the art of hitting an opponent from the furthest distance away, exposing the least amount of your body while getting into position to punch with maximum leverage and not getting hit."
Posted On:10/14/2009 1:23am
Thanks Sang, this was actually my first time shooting a takedown in MMA, wish I would have finished but it was new terrain for me, next time I'll be hunting for subs. This one I just pinned and worked his liver.
I train at Vamos BJJ (vamosjiujitsu.net) for BJJ. Train with a boxing and S&C coach at my gym BoxFit (boxfitusa.net), and lift at Finest Fitness (finestfitness.net)
Wrestled 3 years in HS, not very good though.
So I really don't train in an MMA gym. I do it all separate and spar under MMA rules every so often (not that often). I also spar around different places from time to time.
I see a HUGE difference in guys who train at an MMA gym as opposed to a strong BJJ or other school. No emphasis on anything IMO.
Posted On:10/14/2009 1:30am
Thanks, you answered my question without me having to expand. Have you found it harder to get onto decent mma promotions in the past without an mma coach as your in? This is pretty much the only reason i'm considering a mma gym over individual pure styles with mma sparring.
Posted On:10/14/2009 1:35am
Nope, I made every fight I have had (11 MMA, 1 kickboxing). Jus tpick up a phone and call the promoter and fill out fighter forms.
The only problem I had was I did Vale Tudo in the UCL in NYC, so I had to get my pro meds in order to fight ammy in sanctioned states again as I did last week.
Thats it. If you do good and look good people will notice I'm sure. If not, promoters always need fighters anyway lol.
Posted On:10/14/2009 1:55am
Awesome, i'll give that a try once i hit bjj blue. Planning on taking any more kickboxing fights? I think that one you took has boosted your striking confidence, this guy was a pretty competent striker but it didn't phase you.
Posted On:10/14/2009 2:17am
Funny you mention that, I literally just told my friend/school partner that I should do another kickboxing show in Nov. Odd. But yes definitely want my striking to come out more, I am committed to taking my time in the ammys right now where before I wanted to rush to pro.
Give me time to expand and bring all my weapons out in a fight.
This opponent, although 0-1 when I fought him, is the Thai coach of AMA Fight Club, they have some pretty legit guys there, and my confidence is definitely boosted.
Posted On:10/14/2009 3:02pm
I feel like you eyeballin' me, dawg!
Posted On:10/14/2009 3:31pm
Style: Judo, BJJ
Congrats on the win bro. Another LIer kicking ass and chewing bubble gum.
I feel like you eye-bawlin' me, dawg!
Posted On:10/14/2009 5:20pm
Congrats on your win and this is a newb question but are you guys wearing shin guards in that fight?
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