What are common jobs of up and coming pro strikers have to pay bills

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  1. shincheckin

    shincheckin Brown Belt

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    they cant.

    its more of a lifestyle that requires limited to no responsibilities to be able to live it.
     
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  2. j123

    j123 Pro Sherdogger 500-0-1

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    Con the coach into thinking they're the next best thing since sliced bread, so the guy will let them train for free.

    Most places have an arrangement where pros don't pay monthly fees, the exchange is they give them 10% of the fight money, which is peanuts for anyone that's not a big draw. Pros I know make around a 600:800 arrangement. The most was a lucky one that managed to get 1200:2000.

    The whole idea of combat sports as the savior for income was because in the old days, alot of boxers were absolute crap in society. The fact that boxing to them was a better career change is testament to how down they were.

    But to the point, I really don't think anyone doesn't work. A close friend (high ranked ammy) didn't work for awhile, because he saved as much as he can when off camp, has a real generous friend that let him stay at his place for free. Lives a very minimal lifestyle, then when in camp quits work. I think on average he works about 4 months of a year of total accumulated time.

    His case isn't as common these days, most of the time they'd have to work regardless. Hell everyone does
     
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    Willdawg16 Yellow Belt

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    Night club bouncer/ID checker. Security guard. Personal trainer/fitness coach. Amateur instructor?

    Construction, warehouse.... the dreaded UBER driver hahaha
     
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    PrideUltimate Yellow Belt

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    For upcoming professional fighter working in regular job along side is kinda struggle without broken hands. But you just manage to do that some how, no matter the job is.

    I'd be more worried about how the job will effect on the fighting.
     
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    Dreadlock666 Founder of the militant wing of the Salvation Army

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    Agree with whoever said concrete worker above. In Australia a lot of our combat sports competitors get by working base level trades like concreting, brick laying, carpentry etc.

    Over here the pay for such jobs can actually be pretty good, and during summer at least there are a lot of 7am starts, 1pm finishes.
     
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    You find a girl that can support you
     
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    shincheckin Brown Belt

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    true story, I got a "cool story bro". a old friend of mine that we used to train together back in the day. his wife supported him and he kept training all those years ago. He later became one of the top ranked ufc fighters. I wasnt able to continuously train all those years that he did because i had to support myself. Would he have been able to accomplish what he has in the sport had he been in different shoes and not have that support in place? Most likely not, this is why i always tell people to take advantage of a opportunity others may not have. You want to train in thailand? do it now while you still live with your parents;)
     
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    biscuitsbrah Black Belt

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    True story. Most top fighters who work ‘jobs’ are doing extremely easy work or work extremely limited hours like 1-2 times a week.

    Stipe works as a fireman once a week. Mighty Mouse has been known for working full time up until he quit his job to fight Cruz, but in his initial UFC bio he said he didn’t finish community college so that he could train full time. I’m not sure I believe he was really working as much as the story goes
     
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    shincheckin Brown Belt

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    being able to work part time would be great
     
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    j123 Pro Sherdogger 500-0-1

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    you bum
     
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    An escort typically makes a couple hundred per hour or more than a thousand overnight. <Moves>

    And there's even a clientele that has a fetish on getting beat up.

    Who's better to fulfill their fantasies than a pro striker? :D
     
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    j123 Pro Sherdogger 500-0-1

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    $160 per hour. But if you have a..... Smooth tongue, you can bargain lower

    Damn inflation is fucking everything up. Used to be $120/h back in 2009. But at least they offer Christmas / holiday specials so it works out at the end.


    ... Wait what are we talking about again?
     
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    I think every single pro fighter I've ever met in my life has either worked in IT or construction.

    (Or coaching, obviously, but that doesn't count.)
     
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    Most fighters I know of were bricklayers or some other kind of labour job - for no reason than people who were from educated enough backgrounds to have nice jobs usually didn't feel the motivation to become fighters.
     
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    Those jobs are good for keeping you in shape, but if you hurt hand in practice or something . . . well you are probably going to get kicked to curb.
     
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    Plumbing bro
     
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    For those saying construction is a goddam death sentence, construction is a pretty broad term. You can work a shovel in front of an excavator digging up sidewalks all day and be ripped as shit or you can work the excavator and be morbidly obese.
     
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    coach kirian st CSA charges his ammys 99 a month and doesn’t charge his pro fighters or take a dime from their purses. He makes enough from his fitness program to discount his ammys and not charge his pros.
    His reasoning is that he wants to have the complete trust of his pros when it comes to match making. That he’s not looking out for his own wallet when considering match ups. It also gives him the ability to tell his team if they don’t like his system, his style, his regiment then they can leave. He literally doesn’t need them. He can give personal attention to who he wants when he wants without feeling obligated to spend extra time with someone because they’re a big earner and neglect fighters who might need his attention more.

    Real interesting take on the coach/fighter dynamic. Obviously you’ve got to be in a place financially to do that, but it’s pretty cool none the less.

    my experience the closer to the end of the project you’re working, the better the job. Framing houses and digging foundation sucks. So does pouring concrete. Hanging drywall isn’t as bad, neither is painting. The real money is in electrical, plumbing, HVAC, the skilled the stuff at the end of the build.
     
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    The only pro I know is a cook and a bouncer. He cooks for a restaurant few hours a day in winter and bounces for a club during the summer. He also holds private conditioning and kick boxing classes in the afternoons and nights when it is not summer.

    As far as I know his routine when it is not summer is - wake up early - conditioning work out, travel 1 hour for a bjj and wrestling, travel 1 hour for striking, travel back - work as a cook (he eats there for free twice healthy stuff he has cooked), go home rest 1-2 hours which go mainly in cooking meals for the next day, go private classes.

    His day job and privates help him support paying for travels and coaches and he saves some money from the 2-3 fights per year he does.
     
  20. shincheckin

    shincheckin Brown Belt

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    pretty standard training regimen. leaves no time for work. whether in thailand or not, if your competing, you should be following something similar.

    http://www.kaewsamritgym.com/training/
     

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