MMA Debut Story

Discussion in 'Worldwide MMA Discussion' started by TheTyrant, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. TheTyrant

    TheTyrant White Belt

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    My MMA Debut was last night. (2-19-16.)I had weigh ins the night before, and my opponent and I faced off and did all that good stuff. I sucked 28 pounds to make 145. I came into the fight in the best shape of my life. Im 5'10' and wrestled in college and throughout high school. I left college after one year to pursue fighting. I train out of one of the best gyms on the east coast, and we have 5-7 UFC fighters and plenty of undefeated or famous boxers. Fighting is very serious at my gym, and it's pretty much everyones job. I had all my friends and family come, a lot of my friends who go to college out of state even made the trip. This fool they matched me up against, showed up to weigh ins at 137 pounds. But not only that, he went to a Mexican restaurant before weigh ins, so realistically he walks around 132-135lbs. We faced off, and took our head shots. Soon as that was done, I was drinking my pedialtyle and getting in my meal, he said to me " See you tomorrow night" and I said " Good luck tomorrow". I did everything right, I hydrated right, I spent a lot of money on proper nutrition. We were told to be there at 5pm sharp the next day. I got there at 4:50, and obviously everyone wasn't there at 5pm sharp. 6pm rolls around, and 80% of the fighters are there. There's like 4 missing, but I'm relaxed. 7pm rolls around, and theres 2 fighters missing... mine is one of the two. 7:30 rolls around, and my fighter is the only one missing. There's 12 fights on the night, and I was the only one that didn't have an opponent, even though I sold the most tickets for the venue. I went through a 5 week fight camp, and really put myself through hell to be ready for this. They did me right by letting me walk out to the octagon, and get my hand raised. But it leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, does this count as a win? Did I win by intimidation before I even got to fight? This dude texted the promoter for 2 months straight almost every day to make sure he had a fight. The promoter texted him and called him, messaged him on Facebook, messaged his brother on Facebook. I even messaged the guy on Facebook multiple times, and even commented on his coaches Instagram to soon find out his coach deleted my comment asking where he was. This was a terrible debacle. Let me know what you guys think.
     
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    qw3rty R.I.P @FrankieNYC

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    Shitty situation TS, too bad there wasn't another fighter at 145 without an opponent

    I couldn't call it a debut, but at least you already have the fight night experience and you will be more relaxed next time
     
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  3. BisexualMMA

    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    Well...Harold Howard got a win over Royce technically, but I think it was because Royce actually entered the cage and then walked out.

    It sucks, but at least you got a practice weight cut out of it, I guess.

    Sucks that these stupid shenanigans happen.
     
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    SFMMA Purple Belt

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    Well, good on you for being there. The guy sounds like maybe he's a massive puss?
     
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  5. Pliny Pete

    Pliny Pete Puts Butts In Seats

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    Get used to it
    I help manage/sponsor a few fighters out here in the Bay Area and for every fight that actually happens the way its supposed to we have two to three fights that get canceled for one bullshit reason or another
    People get scared and disappear a lot in the small time friends and family circuit
    Be prepared for opponents to show up overweight with no chance of dropping to the limit in time
    We once had a fight canceled minutes before the walk out because the promoter of the show forgot to turn in the medicals OF HIS OWN DAMN FIGHTERS
    Its frustrating but if this is what you really wanna do its something youre gonna have to learn to deal with
     
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