Is 40 too old to start training and competing in MMA?

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  1. cabal

    cabal Brown Belt

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    Do karate and judo 4 times a week. Struggle with non collaborative opponents and have fun.
     
  2. ctrlaltdelete

    ctrlaltdelete Brown Belt

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    Fuck it man just do it and have fun. Have no illusions about how far you;ll get - unless you are a natural killer - you'll prob just have some smoker / amateur mma matches. Enough to have fun and have a taste.
     
  3. thewhiterooster

    thewhiterooster dana hates sunscreen

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    I don’t know many brown belt “pussies”. Internet tough guys? You’re a dime a dozen. Jumping in a cage fight over the age of 40 without any prior training? Some bright people you’re surrounded with. Enjoy that.
     
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  4. Swarthy

    Swarthy Black belt hips

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    Rofl doubt he has a brown belt. Rofl everyone starts somewhere age is just a number when it comes to training and even fighting its all about the mental game. Of course he can’t compete at a high level but there are comps to cater for amatuers.

    CM punk had no place in the UFC but he would have been fine fighting in the regional scene.
     
  5. Ibm

    Ibm Brown Belt

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    Its never too late, its all about results.
     
  6. D Train

    D Train Silver Belt

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    You can certainly bring training. Competing at an amateur level is a good goal. Depending on how hard you commit and how quickly you learn it’ll probably take a couple of years.
     
  7. Rygu

    Rygu Brown Belt

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    You could start training at 50 if you wanted to and could have solid results, just don't expect to really go anywhere competitively.
     
  8. Killashaw

    Killashaw It's all mental warfare

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    180 lb but you could possibly cut down to 155 with a good weight cut.

    I just want to tell you that it's going to take a couple years before you get good enough to hang in there with most, simply because most have trained ther entire lives.
    It's not too late but it's certainly late. I don't know you and don't know how talented/capable/hardworking you are, but at 40 years old it's gonna be pretty difficult to achieve something meaningful. But by all means start training, if you work hard enough five years from now you could make it to pro level.

    My opinion is just go and train, if you want to fight then fight, but if MMA doesn't work out you could always get into jiu jitsu. If you're consistent and work hard enough, you could be a black belt before you hit 50.

    What I would do is take muay thai and bjj.
    Do this for several years, just training muay thai and competing in BJJ. When you start to feel ready and when you feel like you're getting the better of your training partners in muay thai and tapping a decent number of people in jits then go for it.
     
  9. Jack Handy jr

    Jack Handy jr horse style and ceez are my bitches

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    just for the love of god film it and post it here
     
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    John whittaker White Belt

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    40 is not the end of the world .Just get the training and try it there may be some level you can compete at. Sparring will help you make up your mind what u can do and want to do . Im 61 just started taking mauy Thai / mma classes . Usually get my arse handed to me in sparring I occasionally get one in. I was never in any sports and not athletic
     
  11. John whittaker

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    Get out there and try it. You will find out soon enough what u can and cannot do. I hate getting punched in the face but the body kicks are deadly. Don’t quit your day job just yet
     
  12. SHAOLINMONK420

    SHAOLINMONK420 White Belt

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    Do it if u want dont be a pussy who gives a shit what ppl thimk
     
  13. Noodles03

    Noodles03 Blue Belt

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    No and make sure to have fun.
     
  14. tekkenfan

    tekkenfan Purple Belt

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    depend son the weight division i think at 205and above yes but you are 180 walking around without dieting so that means ud be a 155er more than likely so id not try to go pro nowadays 6 years ago sure but today everyone has skills no bum pros anymore really every single pro at least has a blue belt today minimum
     
  15. Demogoblin

    Demogoblin Black Belt

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    mid -tier would be out there too .. 12 years ago i would say mid tier would be possible these days mid tier is almost impossible
    the sport is growing faster than a male grizlly bear's growth plate in a year
    its late at night and i am tired and i dont want to be disrespectful to you just follow your heart .. God has a plan for all of us
     

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