Had my first MMA fight!
Well i cant remember my password, so on a different username. Let me first say it has been a dream of mine for several years, to do just one MMA fight. I started training at 31 years old, last March. The beginning was very rough, but I hung tough. The past 2 months, I went through an intense fight camp to prep for the fight. I have a corporate job, and I took 2 weeks off to train.
I was set to fight a 0-1 wrestler, but he pulled out 48hrs before the fight. So I agreed to fight a new opponent that was supossedly a TKD instructor and BJJ blue belt. He was actually a Thai Boxer instructor and has been a blue belt for a few years.
I get to the venue and my heart rate is jacked. Had the fighter's meeting and went to the lockerroom. Got my hands wrapped, gloves fitted and waited for my name to be called. I was so nervous, I thought I was going to get sick. When they finally called my name, all of the fear turned into rage.
Got into the cage and waited. My opponent came in and they closed the cage door. The bell rang and I came out of my corner with my hands up. He came out of his with his left hand extended, obviously to touch gloves. I reached my left out to touch, and he immediately hit me with a hard right (which rocked me) and a left hook I believe. He then took me down and did around 30 seconds of ground and pound, until they called the fight. Luckily, he did not do much damage during ground and pound. I blocked my face, so he started punching behind my ear ( all of the hits were here).
The crazy thing is that I didn't realize at the time, that I got sucker punched. I just remember him asking to touch gloves and then remember getting hit. So I shook the guy's hand after the fight. It wasn't until I got to the locker room, that all of the other fighters told me about how messed up that sucker punch was. One MMA team even confronted my opponent about it. After the fight, one of the judges went to the table my school was sitting at and commented about the sucker punch. Hell, even my original opponent (the wrestler) came up to me and commented on how messed up it was.
All in all, the past year of training and fight were quite an experience. Just glad I didn't get KO'd. I am happy to have had the opportunity to step into the cage
Last edited by Shadow302; 01-24-2013 at 07:57 PM.