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  1. MMAMickey is offline
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    ah, the infamous unlicensed boxing match.. some of them are as proficient as the ABA with rules, but others i've seen you'd have a hard time distinguishing them from MT matches the amount of dirty **** going on
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    Quote Originally Posted by strikistanian View Post
    Same as MMA in Massachusetts, except not in a good way. Like some pros are fucking AWESOME, while some look just like amateurs who get paid. I know a few people who started their careers as a pro and who did/are doing pretty okay for themselves, thus far. That says a lot, in my opinion.
    The main problem seems to be that you can't match up fighters by skill level, instead being forced to match up based of pro/am status. Over here pro's can keep fighting amateur fighters, at least in the lower pro levels.

    Of course this has its own problems, we have guys who go over to Thailand and have a bunch of FTR fights then come home and keep fighting amateur 3*2 without counting their Thai fights.
    "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."
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    I'm sure things are zany and different over in other countries, but doing any sort of professional fighting of any kind (if there's any record of it) will keep you from being able to do legitimately sanctioned events. Promoters of legit events tend to take the whole pro/am thing pretty seriously. If word gets out that you've fought professionally you simply won't be allowed to fight. Some times things do slip through the fences, but if you fight professionally, don't count on doing anything more than a smoker at an amateur level.

    Kat had a problem a few years back with getting suckered into a professional fight she was told was amateur and when word got out she started getting pulled from the amateur fights she was scheduled to compete in. Fortunately things got resolved and she got her amateur status back, but promoters and sanctioning officials DO care.

    edit: There are a lot of short sighted fighters out there who accept professional fights after having only a few amateur fights. These people are essentially shooting themselves in the foot and cheating themselves out of free fight experience. This is especially the case in MMA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KidSpatula View Post
    I'm sure things are zany and different over in other countries, but doing any sort of professional fighting of any kind (if there's any record of it) will keep you from being able to do legitimately sanctioned events. Promoters of legit events tend to take the whole pro/am thing pretty seriously. If word gets out that you've fought professionally you simply won't be allowed to fight. Some times things do slip through the fences, but if you fight professionally, don't count on doing anything more than a smoker at an amateur level.

    Kat had a problem a few years back with getting suckered into a professional fight she was told was amateur and when word got out she started getting pulled from the amateur fights she was scheduled to compete in. Fortunately things got resolved and she got her amateur status back, but promoters and sanctioning officials DO care.

    edit: There are a lot of short sighted fighters out there who accept professional fights after having only a few amateur fights. These people are essentially shooting themselves in the foot and cheating themselves out of free fight experience. This is especially the case in MMA.
    Kidspatula, how many amateur matches do you recommend before going professional? Also, do you and Kat ever plan on going pro. If so, how many matches will you try to have first?
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