How Do You Rate My Background For Entering MMA

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  1. DaleyChamp

    DaleyChamp Purple Belt

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    So I'm 23 years old and want to take my first official amatuer mma fight this year. This is my background. Boxing since 2010 so about 7 years and have had almost 100 amatuer boxing matches.
    Didn't start grappling until January of last year but it has taken over my life, train very regularly hav competed a few times and won most of my grappling matches. Will definitely be getting my blue belt in next 5 months.
    Have some experience in kicking but definitely gona work more on that before fight. Also very well conditioned.
    Based on this do you think I'm ready to compete in mma fights?
     
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  2. anaconda

    anaconda Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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    With your deep boxing experience, I think why not? I would work most of all on your wrestling, which will allow you to keep the fight where you want it.

    But since you've been hit in the head plenty of times, might as well compete in mma and see how it goes. It will all be about the matchup you get.
     
  3. TheMood

    TheMood Blue Belt

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    You probably have a lot more fight experience than most people looking for their first mma fight. I think you will be fine mentally. It is just a matter if your opponent will be a better grappler than you. Good luck no matter what you decide to do.
     
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  4. Rdude92

    Rdude92 Purple Belt

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    I'm surprised you post this here. If you post in the main forum you'll get colorful feedback
     
  5. Forceof1

    Forceof1 Blue Belt

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    Have you trained any mma? You mentioned practicing different disciplines, but have you put it together?

    For an ammy fight, I'm sure you'll be fine. Watch some old chuck liddel "sprawl and brawl" videos.

    But you should work some BJJ with punches on the ground (goal = control and get back to feet) along with some clinch work against fence, wall walking, etc.
     
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  6. ens189

    ens189 ELI-te Belt Platinum Member

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    I took my first fight with zero previous striking but a decent background in grappling (wrestled for awhile and purple belt in BJJ). Did a four month camp that was focused almost entirely on striking and won what ended up being a straight up kickboxing match against a former high school state runner up wrestler.

    Your background is sufficient and the cardio will be the biggest key.
     
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  7. DaleyChamp

    DaleyChamp Purple Belt

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    U had many fights?
     
  8. ens189

    ens189 ELI-te Belt Platinum Member

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    Just the one.
     
  9. BJJ_Rage

    BJJ_Rage Gold Belt

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    more than enough, but dont get taken down.
     
  10. Gandhi

    Gandhi War Room Deep State Platinum Member

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    Of course you do

    But ammy is fucked up and there is a real luck of the draw here. You could easily get a purple belt in bjj with a real MT background or a high school wrestling stud and well, you will get bent.

    But I would say you are 3/4 blue and have competed in ammy striking (real striking) and grappling so you are more than ready.

    Get mma sparring in and if you are taking about some time this year, you should be good.
     
  11. closequarters

    closequarters Purple Belt

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    Only qualification you need to fight on an amateur mma card is to be able to sell about 30 tickets.
     
  12. DaleyChamp

    DaleyChamp Purple Belt

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    Yeah fuck that ha
     
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  13. Dogstarman

    Dogstarman Old man jiu jitsu

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    You forgot to add that you have a six pack and that your wondering if girls will like your cauliflower ear.
     
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  14. Zankou

    Zankou Muscle and Hate Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    If you have good boxing, are in good condition, and are not a retard when it comes to basic grappling, I say sure, amateur MMA is a go.
     
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    nefti Red Belt

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    Learn how to defensive wrestle, basic submission defense. That would get you through the lower ranks very quickly. Also if you were a power puncher and not a point amateur fighter that would help to.
     
  16. KikoJones

    KikoJones Blue Belt

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    You'll need some basic Grappling defense to keep from being taken down. If taken down, be able to escape and get back to your feet. You'll need basic kicking to make your opponent second guess their desire to shoot.

    Put all your tools together in MMA focused training.

    You'll do fine.
     
  17. DaleyChamp

    DaleyChamp Purple Belt

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    Thank you!
     
  18. EatMyShorts

    EatMyShorts Green Belt

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    Post some vid of yourself doing something, even shadow drilling - then we'll know for sure.
     
  19. Ice 9 Cobra

    Ice 9 Cobra Black Belt

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    Nah, I prefer hyperbolic soliloquys to watching actual footage that pertains to the question.
     

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