View Full Version : Question on taking fights.

9/06/2005 8:01pm,
About 3 weeks ago I asked my instructor to tell anyone who calls that he has me available to fight(137-154 ranges - IKF Weightclasses). Well he got one asking for K-1 rules and another was FC rules. I wanted to definately do the kickboxing first because of the promoter and the nicer cards and more care he has for fighters(not naming names here).

Anyways the guy tells my instructor that he has a new guy as well thats 0-1 and 18 years old. The guy fought this past weekend and lost again. Apparently both badly. Sunday my instructor gets a call from the promoter asking if I would want to fight the guy this coming Friday. Naturally I and my instructor said no way, but I was interested in hearing what others thought.
Apparently this guy is bad, and I can easily do the 3(3) minute rounds, but would anyone else risk taking a fight on this short of notice knowing the opponents previous experience??

We told the promoter no and told him we atleast neeeded a month minimum to fully be prepared and he agreed to put me on the next card(Late November-Early December). I assume I will be fighting this guy as he is the only person mentioned.

Also a side note. his instructor was a student of my instructor for a few years and by checking their website, I only see one of their fighters that has a win.

Traditional Tom
9/06/2005 9:00pm,
I would be more concerned about reality finally hitting me like a ton of bricks once you lost to this loser if I were you.

9/06/2005 9:08pm,
Is this before or after you turned down the position on TUF2, KM?

9/06/2005 9:25pm,
I turned down a position on TUF? I don't even grapple. I don't even do MMA.

Traditional Tom
9/06/2005 9:45pm,
Or any kind of striking ability, or have an IQ in the double digits.

Strong Machine
9/06/2005 10:10pm,
My experience is that a smart competitor stays ready to jump in and take a great fight on a moments notice.Because great fights are hard to get.I handle making matches for about 10-12 guys.It sucks when a perfect fight for a guy comes along and they decide to wait.Then it isn't unusual for them to spend a year getting offered better guys at the wrong weight and for less money.

9/06/2005 10:17pm,
Or any kind of striking ability, or have an IQ in the double digits.

Ok lobster boy.

9/06/2005 10:38pm,
Should have taken the fight. Situations are hardly ever ideal.

9/06/2005 10:39pm,
Depending on your confidence it could be an opportunity for an easy meal, then again he might be thinking the same thing! :)

Better to have loved and lost etc.. after all.

9/06/2005 11:34pm,
Take it. The worst that could happen is that you could lose and gain experience from it. The best is that you can get an easy win and build a rep quick.

Judah Maccabee
9/08/2005 3:44pm,
I took my upcoming fight (see thread in this forum) only knowing the guy is 2-0, 6'1, and 172 lbs. Researching him turned up scant information on the 'net.

I plan on taking my fights however they come. I may have another fight mid-October against a guy: (Aiki Training Hall) 26 yrs, 510, 175 lbs under modified muay thai rules, and that's all I know about him, and frankly, that's all I really need to know, in my opinion. Only if I started going for championships or ever turned pro (which would most likely be never) would I start caring about the nature of the fighter, etc.

9/08/2005 3:59pm,
Unless you're a pro looking for a title shot, I don't see any point in hand picking your opponents. Assuming you're in shape, uninjured, and training hard, I say fight as often as you can.

9/08/2005 4:12pm,
Seems I have a Muay Thai rules fight scheduled for December. God I rock.

9/08/2005 4:35pm,
Seems I have a Muay Thai rules fight scheduled for December. God I rock.

Less posting, more training.