Posted On:3/29/2010 2:08pm
To answer the inquiries, I weighed in at 198, the fight was supposed to be at 200. I was very well prepared, although it had been years since I've even seen a heel hook, so I was caught with my pants down ... at my ankles, he then used the pants to secure the grip. It was a very cool submission to watch though.
My ammy record is 0-0. Why did I go pro without ammy first? Well, we're in Jamaica here, where there is no ammy MMA scene. So the idea of build up slow with ammy before taking the plunge goes out the window. I was just very happy to get in the goddamn cage. There are mismatches all over the goddamn place, I'm not sure the matchmakers understand exactly what makes a good fight. The dude I fought has about 20 pro fights or something like that, if the announcer was to be believed. He also walks around at about 20lbs heavier than me, I think. Though it didn't feel like that on fight night. When I defended his takedown attempts, I was sure I was gonna win. Then the hook burst my bubble.
Dude was very cool though.
Originally Posted by Goju - joe
being a dick with skill is only marginally better than being a dick without skill.
Posted On:3/29/2010 2:16pm
Style: tae kwan do
You don't win 'em all, and you certainly don't always get to win your first.
Posted On:3/29/2010 2:17pm
Style: JKD, Jiu Jitsu
Wouldn't Q-himself say "Why the **** are people congratulating a ************ for losing? In the first round no less. I mean good job for getting in the ring but he got surprised that a muthafuckin grappler pulled guard! What else is a bitchass grappler gonna do but pull guard?!?!"
I wouldn't say that mind you.
I would say "congratulations on getting in the ring Mr TheQuestion - glad you made it out without injury. You'll come back and beat his ass one day I'm sure."
(Edit: I'm flinching like hell for the response)
Posted On:3/29/2010 2:41pm
Congrats Q-dot. Post vids as soon as you can, include post fight commentary.
Posted On:3/29/2010 3:18pm
Style: ti da shuai na
Originally Posted by The Question
I was just very happy to get in the goddamn cage.
And that's how to feel about it. I've had that some kind of "WTF?" moment every time I've stepped into a new set of combat sports rules. Next time will go better.
“Most people do not do, but take refuge in theory and talk, thinking that they will become good in this way” -- Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, II.4
Fear and bullets.
Posted On:3/29/2010 4:17pm
Wihtou telling the story of my disastrous first fight, let me just say:
The first one sucks balls. But in the second one you get to punish some new bastard for all the mistakes you made in the previous.
And lo, Kano looked down upon the field and saw the multitudes. Amongst them were the disciples of Uesheba who were greatly vexed at his sayings. And Kano spake: "Do not be concerned with the mote in thy neighbor's eye, when verily thou hast a massive stick in thine ass".
--Scrolls of Bujutsu: Chapter 5 vs 10-14.
Posted On:3/29/2010 4:20pm
It was in Jamaica? So, did every fighter come out to "Welcome to Jamrock"?
Posted On:3/29/2010 4:54pm
For your second fight's entrance music, I recommend: War to Win by Ras Attitude, Zimbabwe by Bob Marley & The Wailers, or Burnin' and Lootin' by Bob Marley & The Wailers.
Damn, I wish I could remember roots reggae better.
Last edited by Robstafarian; 3/29/2010 5:14pm at .
Originally Posted by Snake Plissken
cuz FastPass on Indiana Jones was like being a ghetto rock star.
Originally Posted by Kiko
But graffiti isn't a bowl of fruit...
Originally Posted by Robstafarian
Merely insulting you is not an ad hominem fallacy: them calling you an idiot would be ad hominem if they said "You are an idiot, therefore your argument is invalid."
What is instead happening is thus:Your argument is bullshit.You keep repeating, and expanding upon, your argument.Therefore, you are an idiot.
That isn't an ad hominem fallacy; that's inductive reasoning.
Posted On:3/29/2010 5:08pm
The next poor bastard is going to have the life knocked out of him. Good job getting in there. Remember to leave a big phatty in your opponent's locker room before the next one.
Posted On:3/30/2010 10:34pm
Style: Cage Fu
Congrats, Q-Dot, on your first fight! If you were still in Boston, I'd take you out for some delicious Chinese food or something to celebrate.
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