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Old 10-10-2007, 01:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Going to start fighting.

I have started training a week ago and want to start fighting by next year. I was hoping some of you could answer some questions for me.

Do local events pay? How much?

Is a year of training enough time? Too much or little?
(keep in mind I have been wrestling for 6 years and am able to keep up with some jui jitsu guys as well)

Will local events just take anyone who wants to fight?

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Old 10-10-2007, 04:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1 depends on the organization

2 depends of what type of training but with 6 years of wrestling and if you have ok standup you should be ok. realy it depends on who you were fighting

3 depends on the organization
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I know where I'm from most of the mma studios will help you get a couple amatur fights in and can point you in the right direction. Allot of promotor's try to become your agent, but I would do lots of research before you sign an agent. Also some local promotor's try to sign you to exclusive contracts even after 1 fight... be careful who you sign with if you don't have an agent!
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Old 10-30-2007, 09:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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How much do local tournaments usually charge you to enter a fight?
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Normally they don't charge you to enter( especially if they are charging admission fees). But you will need to pay for blood tests-HIV, Hepatitis B, etc. if it is a reputable organization. I wouldn't fight without knowing everyone was screened!
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I have started training a week ago and want to start fighting by next year. I was hoping some of you could answer some questions for me.

Do local events pay? How much?

Is a year of training enough time? Too much or little?
(keep in mind I have been wrestling for 6 years and am able to keep up with some jui jitsu guys as well)

Will local events just take anyone who wants to fight?

Thanks
1. In my experience no, unless you get really good.

2. Ya its enough! its scary the first time too lol, getting bonked on the head full force, seeing stars, all that fun stuff is why you should gauge it, hang out, spend time with people who are fighting regularly (obviously at the gym that not hard to do), if you think you can hold your own then i suggest after a year is good enough. I have a friend hows been doing this for half a year and hes fought already. This is the thing, when a guy spends so much time training, he`s got to legitimize that training somehow and the only way is the ring.

3. You`ll need to sign up for tournaments and such (usually), but the signups arent for months in advance or anything and typically you are paired up with your known fight record or whatever you say you have, so most likely you wouldnt have to fight a guy thats done it 10times while your in there your first time.
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