100 weeks to Pro MMA debut

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by Frode Falch, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. Bekim

    Bekim Green Belt

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    The biggest critic you will ever face is yourself.........

    Post it in the Grappling Forum and let them help you.......sooner rather than later.....
     
  2. ssullivan80

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    Frode, best of luck brotha! I too once considered taking a pro mma bout, I was curious and enough time out of the ring gave me the "itch". Fortunately for me I train in an area where finding top level wrestlers and BJJ guys isn't difficult. It only took me a few times on the mat with a couple of them and my "considering" an mma bout was no longer a consideration.

    Coming from a striking background and even having spent a great deal of time in MMA gyms (as a striking coach) and having some general knowledge of the ground game I thought I could simply be "proficient" enough on the mat to keep the fight on the feet where I would be confident. Nah! not even close! I can honestly say from experience that having a top level wrestler or BJJ guy get a hold of you is a totally different beast. Even if you can manage to scramble your way back to your feet without getting hemmed up in a sub, you're so goddamn spent that oxygen becomes your worst enemy!

    Had it been an option to take an ammy MMA fight (which you can't either) then it may of been a more realistic endeavor, but at the professional level the overwhelming majority of MMA guys ( particularly the entry level pro's) come from strong ground fighting backgrounds and from my experience, at my age (i'm 37 too), there was no way I was going to even feel comfortable in being proficient enough on the mat to take a fight. If you insist though, i'd certainly encourage you to work with a promoter that's going to find you a fight with someone who's looking to keep it on the feet.
     
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  3. Frode Falch

    Frode Falch Gold Belt Professional Fighter

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    Just a small update. I feel in great striking shape. But i am stil getting raped on the ground. And my left elbow is semi fucked..

    Weight is down to 72.2 kg. But both strenght and cardio is rising. So i guess i am doing the right thing there.

    Video of the last month us coming soon. My gym is almost done.
     
  4. Frode Falch

    Frode Falch Gold Belt Professional Fighter

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    Just a quick update again. My new gym is finished. My elbow is feeling much better. I am able to train grappling again without getting pain after the sessions.

    Feeling in great shape. I was kinda depressed a longer periode because of my elbow.
     
  5. BringBackTRTforFairness

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    call out mc greggor hes part time MMA too
     
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  6. listrahtes

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    But Sweden isnt far (well depends on were he lives in Norway) and has a great wrestling tradition.

    Were you in the same weightclass? Just asking because you look at least 10-15lbs heavier.
    Very relaxed controlled fighting style.

    Could you tell us a bit about your ground fighting instructors? LIke do you have a special wrestling and bjj coach and what are their credentials?
     
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  7. spacetime

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    Good luck to you! I think you can pull off more than you think with your striking if the opponent has a grappling base. Yes they crosstrain but still...
     
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  8. BringBackTRTforFairness

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    Regardless the thais are the stiffest competition in the world, theres absolutely nothing 0 unfair about this fight im really impressed

    If anything its unfair on Frode he wasn't brought up around the best instructors, from a toddler doing the best stand up style in the world
     
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  9. Frode Falch

    Frode Falch Gold Belt Professional Fighter

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    That fight was in 70 kg. But the guy was lighter then 70 i think.
     
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    Update: my training year is almost done. So how much have i been able to covert myself from pure striker to mma fighter? Well i have made quite a few changes to my style the last ten months or so. But almost four month of serious pain in the left elbow, made my cut back on the heavy wrestling and grappling.

    My fitness level and timing feel great. I am still hungry. And my body react to the training the right way. Left elbow is doing well.

    Lets get some fights in 2018.
     
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  12. AndyMaBobs

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    Y'know your basement? Well right underneath that.
    funny you say that, he already did once :p
     
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    Nice knees from the ground, I'm glad to see you do them because I think they're fairly underused even now
     
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    Yeah, first ground stuff!!!!
     

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