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    I won my MMA debut!

    Last night, I had my first amateur MMA fight. The event was Ground and Pound XII in Grandville, MI. I was officially fighting at 145, but Ground and Pound gives you a five-pound allowance for weigh-ins, making the 145 division effectively the 150 division. Yeah, it's kind of weird.
    It seems that my training has paid off, because I won by first round submission. My opponent through an overhand right towards the beginning of the match, which gave me my opportunity to clinch up with him; I took him down straight into mount with an outside hook, but he rolled me over. We scrambled for a while, eventually ending up with me on my back and him in a triangle choke. I heard my coach shout to switch to an armbar, and did as such; we rolled a bit as he tried to get out of it, but he tapped eventually.
    I think the whole match lasted about a minute, tops.
    My only disappointment with the fight was that the damn DJ didn't play my entrance music. I was originally planning on coming out to this

    ....with my coach carrying me out on his shoulders. Instead, I just got some generic hip-hop as I came out (still on my coaches shoulders). I gave him a CD with my name written on it containing just that song, so I really don't know how he goofed up. Oh well. Next time.
    By far the hardest part of the ordeal was cutting weight. I normally walk around at 161-163, so I had to cut about twelve pounds in the week prior to the fight. I managed to cut about eight of those just from limiting food intake and clearing out my gut, and then sweated out the other four at the dojo the night before. It.... kind of sucked. Especially the night after I made weight but before I weighed in, as I discovered that being both starved and dehydrated makes it really hard to sleep.
    My coach took video of the fight, and I'll post them as soon as they're uploaded.

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    Good job!

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    Nice work. You're kind of invincible aren't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullshido
    You must have a crush on TheMightyMcClaw, don't you? Go do some pushups or something.
    I can't wait for the video and if there is one thing MMA needs it is positive public perception . I have always felt that the best way to do that would be through more Disney sing-a-longs .
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
    BILL HICKS,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Paula-Satire
    Never believe that the GOP and fellow bigots are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The bigots and Republicans have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past and that besides, they have already won

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    Congratulations, TheMightyMcClaw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Humanzee
    ...your books on Kama Sutra and BJJ are interchangeable.
    Quote Originally Posted by jk55299 on Keysi Fighting Method
    It looks like this is a great fighting method if someone replaces your shampoo with superglue.
    The real deadly:

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    No can +rep.

    Have crush on the Mighty one.

    Congratulations!

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    +rep, now learn how to cut weight properly.*


    *It is true, I don't know a damn thing about cutting weight, but consuming lots of MMA programming has taught me that he did it wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Plissken View Post
    cuz FastPass on Indiana Jones was like being a ghetto rock star.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kiko
    But graffiti isn't a bowl of fruit...
    Quote Originally Posted by Robstafarian View Post
    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:
    1. Your argument is bullshit.
    2. You keep repeating, and expanding upon, your argument.
    3. Therefore, you are an idiot.

    That isn't an ad hominem fallacy; that's inductive reasoning.

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    **** yes, my ninja. That's how you do that ****. Congratulations.

    Also: thank heavens you didn't go out there and try to bang with him.
    Quote Originally Posted by Goju - joe
    being a dick with skill is only marginally better than being a dick without skill.

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    **** yeah man :) well done!

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    I plus repped you for all those that couldn't. Congrats

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