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

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  1. CapChino

    CapChino White Belt

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    Would it be realistic to learn martial arts at age 40, and become a great professional coach in MMA / boxing / some sport?
    Seems more realistic to me than starting a pro career at 40+, but perhaps you need fighting experience to become a coach ?
    Otherwise, mental coach?
     
  2. TheCobra

    TheCobra Yellow Belt

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    Hey man go for it if you think you can do good but you need to work extremely hard..But I I’ll be honest with you there is no way you can become a champion of any organization , but you can defiantly win a couple of fights especially in Amateur.
     
  3. MMouse

    MMouse Now you enter...the shredder

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    Its never to old to train or compete.


    Going professional well that depends on how well you do. First thing is first, train. If the coaches feel like your ready, they'll let you know
     
  4. SHAOLINMONK420

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  5. AtlSteel

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    Depends on what your goals are. Makes sense if you want to see what kind of a beating you can endure.

    Kidding. Only one way to find out. Can't go by what other people can or can't do.
     
  6. BOWHUNTER

    BOWHUNTER Gender: Attack Chopper Banned

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    Quit your job, sell everything and live in a gym.
     
  7. FightGuyOpenMind

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    Leave this life with as few regrets as possible. There are things that we haven't heard to be done, because we are waiting for someone to do them. If you're 40, and the league/commission, and doctors allows you to compete then go for it. If not, it's never too late to train. A 40 year old who trains vs a 40 year old who doesn't train.....who would you rather be?
     
  8. 90 50

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    15yrs too late if not trolling
     
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  9. never enough

    never enough Colour my life with the Chaos of trouble

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    Too old to compete in muay thai and boxing even at amatuer level in my country. Only way to get in the ring is corporate boxing
     
  10. Fishgun

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    How about just training in a traditional martial art and doing some belt level competitions? Judo, JJ, TKD, Karate... Take your pick. There are plenty of people training and competing at all ages. There are 40 something white belts at nearly every school. If it turns out that you're a phenom, great. If you're an average Joe, so be it. Just enjoy the training and competition at your level.
     
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  11. King Joffery

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    One of the more interesting mid life crisis to be fair, go for it TS.
     
  12. TrevorRoss

    TrevorRoss Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Nothing wrong with training and doing AM fights against guys in your age bracket. Stay away from 170 or even 185, those youngsters are far too quick and hungry. 205 or HW makes more sense.
     
  13. georgegreece

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    Agreed.
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  14. Adrian Rierson

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    You will get hurt
     
  15. Grenz

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    40 year old man asks if it’s a good idea for him to start getting punched in the head by 25 year olds on a regular basis.

    This is why men die younger.
     
  16. Grenz

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    He says he’s 5’11, 180 lbs. Probably not the best idea to go up against a 20-some year old who’s 6’2, cutting down to 205 from 225.
     
  17. MuyThaiTom

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    Don’t listen to any of these people
     
  18. Eisenhans

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    I love how Sherdoggers recommend to do the fake Mike Tyson routine on the net just to be in shape for some low level MMA match. Make you realize the brain really grows until your 30s.
     
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  19. Davem10

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    How's the dream coming along OP ?
     
  20. Ivanko

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    Read about this guy http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Marat-Balaev-174923
    He was 10 years in prison, then started competing only at 37. But before going to prison he was an olympic level freestyle wrestler.
    I think everything is possible, the only question WHY DO YOU NEED THAT? If you know the answer than go ahead. I tried to come back to the game at 32, and I have failed. My body refused to follow my young soul))))
     

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