Would you be a full-time fighter? - Page 2 - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
General MMA Discussion Discuss King Of The Cage, Ultimate Challenge UK, and HDNet Fights as well as general mixed martial arts discussion.

Reply

Old 08-19-2010, 03:35 AM   #11 (permalink)
I Finish Threads
 
HexRei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 8,231
HexRei Is Beloved By AllHexRei Is Beloved By AllHexRei Is Beloved By AllHexRei Is Beloved By AllHexRei Is Beloved By AllHexRei Is Beloved By AllHexRei Is Beloved By AllHexRei Is Beloved By AllHexRei Is Beloved By AllHexRei Is Beloved By AllHexRei Is Beloved By All
Any "opportunity" would involve me travelling ten years back in time, being introduced to the sport of MMA around then, having the drive to be more than mediocre at the various sports I played, then not becoming a rave promoter and computer technician and a drinker through my twenties.

Given all those factors, I do believe I would. I played tons of sports through highschool and I had plenty of natural talent. That alone is not nearly enough to achieve high level of success in pretty much anything, though. You have to have the opportunity, and then the mindset to put in the work to reach your goal, and despite my whole family being athletic I only did most sports because my dad wanted me to.
__________________
His helmet was stifling, it narrowed his vision. And he must see far. His shield was heavy. It threw him off balance. And his target is far away.
HexRei is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 08-19-2010, 03:48 AM   #12 (permalink)
MMA Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 9
petestock is an unknown quantity at this pointpetestock is an unknown quantity at this pointpetestock is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally Posted by North View Post
I'm only an aspiring fighter.

I have a "real" job very part time, one or two days a week. I had a fairly lucrative full time job, but I quit that because of how much it was hindering my training.

To make end's meet, I'm living as meagerly as I can, cutting out any expenses that aren't necessary for me right now. I'm even back living at home for the time.

I think there comes a time when you have to cut your losses. So, I'm fighting in March, and if that doesn't play well for me, it's done for me, sadly. If it doesn't work out then, then I'll be looking for a more sincere part time job and going back to school, or simply finding a full time job to work.

If I could train full time, I would undoubtedly go after it.
Hi North, thanks for the reply. what area are you located, and how has it been in finding fights?
petestock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2010, 03:49 AM   #13 (permalink)
MMA Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 9
petestock is an unknown quantity at this pointpetestock is an unknown quantity at this pointpetestock is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally Posted by LizaG View Post
I basically used my student loans on rent, supplements and training and was well on my way to starting out (even being offered a few fights)....then other things kinda got in the way....

....which sucks but it's another adventure I guess.

When my body gets back to some normality I will compete though!!!
Hey LizaG, that is crazy, but awesome. I think you really have to sacrifice the things you want in order to get the things you need!

Please let me know how it all pans out for you
petestock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2010, 03:51 AM   #14 (permalink)
MMA Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 9
petestock is an unknown quantity at this pointpetestock is an unknown quantity at this pointpetestock is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally Posted by mroutdoorsman View Post
I train full time and am getting fights from promoters ~ every 2 months. I love every bit of it and want to step my training up to an even higher level if possible but options are a little limited where I am so that is why I started my own team and gym. I have financial backing from my gym owner and some really good coaches and instructors joining my program. All in all I love training and being a fighter full time.
mroutdoorsman, that's awesome to see someone getting out their dreams. Where are you fighting, and how do you find your fights?
petestock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2010, 04:40 AM   #15 (permalink)
'Man of Stone'
Image Hosting by Picoodle.com
 
mroutdoorsman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Oak Harbor, WA
Posts: 430
mroutdoorsman is on another level nowmroutdoorsman is on another level nowmroutdoorsman is on another level nowmroutdoorsman is on another level nowmroutdoorsman is on another level nowmroutdoorsman is on another level nowmroutdoorsman is on another level nowmroutdoorsman is on another level nowmroutdoorsman is on another level nowmroutdoorsman is on another level nowmroutdoorsman is on another level now
Quote:
Originally Posted by petestock View Post
mroutdoorsman, that's awesome to see someone getting out their dreams. Where are you fighting, and how do you find your fights?
Fighting in the Seattle area amateur right now... Gym is based out of Northend Fitness Center in Oak Harbor, WA. Waiting on our new facility to be complete before we can really get things rolling... There we will be getting a cage, bag racks and full set of bags. Full functional fitness room and more... I will get a floor plan of what it will look like and some pics posted of the facility under construction sometime next week in my blog.
__________________

"A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood." - General George Patton
mroutdoorsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2010, 05:35 AM   #16 (permalink)
Flyweight
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 292
MMA-Matt is just really niceMMA-Matt is just really niceMMA-Matt is just really niceMMA-Matt is just really niceMMA-Matt is just really niceMMA-Matt is just really niceMMA-Matt is just really niceMMA-Matt is just really niceMMA-Matt is just really niceMMA-Matt is just really niceMMA-Matt is just really nice
I wish I got into Muay Thai earlier instead of at 24! I would have loved to have competed in a few fights just for the hell of it. At the moment with full time work + study on top of that there's little time to train so it's more of a hobby than anything else.
MMA-Matt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2010, 08:20 AM   #17 (permalink)
Invictus Maneo
Image Hosting by Picoodle.com
 
TheGrizzlyBear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 983
Blog Entries: 2
TheGrizzlyBear is on another level nowTheGrizzlyBear is on another level nowTheGrizzlyBear is on another level nowTheGrizzlyBear is on another level nowTheGrizzlyBear is on another level nowTheGrizzlyBear is on another level nowTheGrizzlyBear is on another level nowTheGrizzlyBear is on another level nowTheGrizzlyBear is on another level nowTheGrizzlyBear is on another level nowTheGrizzlyBear is on another level now
Quote:
Originally Posted by petestock View Post
GrizzlyBear, that is awesome. Just a question, what kind of occupation do you have, and has there ever been an issue with coming into work with battle scars?
I work in a manufacturing plant doing Inventory Control and shipping/recieving, I do end up in the offices up front a lot but no one has really said anything about the black eyes or anything... the closest "what the hell happened" moment i had here was when i had a mohawk and the GM did a double take and asked if i was drunk when that happened..
__________________
TheGrizzlyBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2010, 10:04 AM   #18 (permalink)
Amatuer
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 106
North will become famous soon enoughNorth will become famous soon enoughNorth will become famous soon enoughNorth will become famous soon enoughNorth will become famous soon enoughNorth will become famous soon enoughNorth will become famous soon enoughNorth will become famous soon enoughNorth will become famous soon enoughNorth will become famous soon enoughNorth will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by petestock View Post
Hi North, thanks for the reply. what area are you located, and how has it been in finding fights?
I'm located in the Cleveland area, Ohio. Realistically, it shouldn't be a problem finding fights. There's 62 martial arts places in Cleveland alone, not counting its surrounding cities and such. And even my little city on the outside of Cleveland, there's at least a couple events here. Recently, Ken Shamrock did a seminar at a local gym, and Anderson Silva was a guest at a local event a month or two back or so. The problem I've had though is that as much as I like my teacher (that I've been studying under for the past year or so), he isn't connected to any promotions or promoters. So my fight in March is a kickboxing tournament, but I'm also looking at MMA places in my area that might give me an in to that world.

-North
North is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2010, 11:06 AM   #19 (permalink)
MMA Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 9
petestock is an unknown quantity at this pointpetestock is an unknown quantity at this pointpetestock is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally Posted by North View Post
I'm located in the Cleveland area, Ohio. Realistically, it shouldn't be a problem finding fights. There's 62 martial arts places in Cleveland alone, not counting its surrounding cities and such. And even my little city on the outside of Cleveland, there's at least a couple events here. Recently, Ken Shamrock did a seminar at a local gym, and Anderson Silva was a guest at a local event a month or two back or so. The problem I've had though is that as much as I like my teacher (that I've been studying under for the past year or so), he isn't connected to any promotions or promoters. So my fight in March is a kickboxing tournament, but I'm also looking at MMA places in my area that might give me an in to that world.

-North
It's too bad you're not in my neck of the woods, I could probably help you out with that and some
petestock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2010, 11:08 AM   #20 (permalink)
MMA Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 9
petestock is an unknown quantity at this pointpetestock is an unknown quantity at this pointpetestock is an unknown quantity at this point
no head strikes? well, i guess there weren't that many KO's! :P
petestock is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums
Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
Powered by vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2009 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios