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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-08-2008, 06:05 AM
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Yeah i luv seeing Aussies post on this site, hope they come next year to Aus, since there was an article in 07 bout coming to Aus and the UFC seem to be keeping their word on where they are going.....Fight Night better be on fuel on thursday

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haha ur telling me! it better be on on thursday or il be spewin! sick of havin to download the fights! just wanna watch them live!
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-08-2008, 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by IAMJACK! View Post
Thanks for the quick replys. I was thinking of training in muay thai for a long while then BJJ. Im sure there wouldnt be very good trainers where i live though lol, nothing but bush. ill try my best. more comments are greatly appreciated.
Don't overlook the benefits of wrestling. Not only does it develop strength unlike most other disciplines, the work ethic tends to be the strongest. I know that outside of the US wrestling is not as common, but if it is available to you, it is a great place to start and tends to benefit a fighter in all aspects of the game.

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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-08-2008, 08:39 AM
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your at the perfect age

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This thread needs to be in the training / nutrition section (mods)? But yeah, there's no such thing as too old to train .. it helps to have a background in HS/Collegiate wrestling etc. but you're still young enough to get into that even. Tim Sylvia, Rich Franklin etc. all started very late, as grown men.
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I am sure Koscheck only had like 6 month training in MMA before he went on TUF, and look at him now, he is a top 5 WW. Although he had very strong background in Wrestling before that.

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I started right around then. You're fine. keep that determination up!
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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-08-2008, 06:46 PM
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You are definitely not too old to start. However your success will come down to your dedication and work ethic. I highly recommend joining a martial arts school. If you can't find a MMA gym, then look for a BJJ or Muay Thai school. Also, and I can not stress this enough, join your high school's wrestling program. This will test your dedication and teach you a solid work ethic. If you don't like wrestling, you probably won't like MMA.

I'm not a big fan of DVD tutorials in place of instructor led training. I only recommend DVDs in a 'anything is better than nothing' scenario. It is more difficult to unlearn bad behavior than it is to learn good behavior.

Also, make sure you get into solid conditioning. Plyometrics and cardio, at 15 years old you are still growing. You could do light lifting, focusing on high repetitions and improving muscle endurance. Lifting heavy at your age can cause serious joint problems later in life. Getting into these habits at a young age is priceless.

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post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-08-2008, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by IAMJACK! View Post
Hey, im intrested in UFC and love to watch it on tv and i was just wondering is 15 to old to start training to one day mabey fight in the UFC? i only turned 15 nearly a month ago and actully about to start Muay Thai and i am a very determined person.
lol dude theres no such thing as to old...ian freeman didnt start training until he was 30, and oh he beat frank mir...

i think its easier to be to young than to old, because you can get burnt out

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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-09-2008, 12:28 AM
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Hell no you're not too old. Go find a good MMA school and get in there. Just train hard and you'll do good bro.
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post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-09-2008, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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I feel silly for askig it now lol. thanks for all the help peoples

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