What would you do

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  1. flikerstance

    flikerstance floridaman Double Yellow Card

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    Hi im having my first submission grappling match this saturday. Im 16 and ive been training for about 8 months, and last week i jammed my thumb pretty bad. I dont want to risk hurting it more, but i really want to compete. What would you do?
     
  2. fil

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    Tape it up and go for it. Take some ibuprofen before and after and ice it afterwards. And don't whine about it.

    Just about every sport I did in high school, I was injured and it prepared me for MMA and BJJ. No one is 100% that trains religiously.

    I'm not a fighter. I work in an office and manage people, but love combat sports and training.

    Good luck guy! Let us know how you did.
     
  3. noobloser

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    It's just a thumb. You have two, you only need one.
     
  4. No Quarter

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    Training and competing with injuries are all part of the game.

    Go for it.
     
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    Man Up
     
  6. Chris Kimmerly

    Chris Kimmerly Amateur Fighter

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    Check out Jean Jacques Machado. The guy only has a thumb and pinky on one hand is is and ADCC champ

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  7. Chris Kimmerly

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    SOrry again
     
  8. Chris Kimmerly

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    sorry triple post
     
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    How did you jam your thumb? If it really hurts and isn't getting better you should check with your doctor... It makes no sense permanently damaging your body at 16 years old.
     
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    Thumbs? Who needs thumbs, go to walmart and buy a small axe.

    No, seriously, just take some pain killers, wrap it, and fight through it.
     
  11. SteMc

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    shouldnt be a problem mate, i used to do my thumb in all the time playing basketball, it usually swells and goes a bit numb anyway, add ibrupofen to that and it barely hurts at all
     
  12. wildman1717

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    I agree with the first part of the reply. When the match starts you probably won't even think about the thumb.
     
  13. RredRrover

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    if i sang out of tune

    would you stand up and walk out on me
     
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    Whoop

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  15. flikerstance

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    The match is tomarrow. Im a bit nervous, it will be the half time show for the other mma fights.
     
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    tape and ice as long as you are shure it is not broke and/or you did not tear a muscle or ligament/tendon just dont tape it to the point that it intefiors with your grip
     
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    flikerstance floridaman Double Yellow Card

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    Well I won my match by decision last night. More people cheered for me than the other mma fights. But I have a new problem i broke my wrist.
     

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