Originally Posted by mawrestler125
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?
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.