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Hawndo 02-17-2011 10:00 PM

Matched for my first Semi-Pro fight :D
 
Hey guys! I've made a few posts of the year and a half or something relating to training and getting ready for fights and stuff, well my time is here :thumb02:

Matched at featherweight for my first semi-pro fight on April 10th. So far I have lost 26.5lbs and only need to lose a further 6. I am honestly in the best shape of my life and loving it. I'm really really excited, been working towards this for a long time :D

Rusty 02-17-2011 10:04 PM

Good luck in the fight and post a vid if you get one.

War Hawndo!!!

Hawndo 02-18-2011 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by RustyRenegade (Post 1364333)
Good luck in the fight and post a vid if you get one.

War Hawndo!!!

Thanks buddy! The whole event is going to be filmed, I'll put the video up when I can. :thumb02:

Kin 02-23-2011 12:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Hawndo (Post 1364331)
Hey guys! I've made a few posts of the year and a half or something relating to training and getting ready for fights and stuff, well my time is here :thumb02:

Matched at featherweight for my first semi-pro fight on April 10th. So far I have lost 26.5lbs and only need to lose a further 6. I am honestly in the best shape of my life and loving it. I'm really really excited, been working towards this for a long time :D

Congrats for losing all of that weight, and furthermore, for stepping up to the plate. Much respect!

Also, what is semi-pro as opposed to amateur?

smokelaw1 02-23-2011 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Kin (Post 1366909)
Also, what is semi-pro as opposed to amateur?

It goes on your record, but they still don't pay you? :dunno:

PS--That's awesome Hawndo. Good on ya for losing all the weight, and kick some serious ass in the fight!!

G_Land 02-23-2011 04:56 PM

I am also curious as to what semi-pro is. But all in all its a fight from a member! Good luck and win or lose you got our support . Can't wait for the vid!

edlavis88 02-24-2011 06:49 PM

Where abouts are you fighting?

Kin 02-25-2011 02:54 AM

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Originally Posted by smokelaw1 (Post 1367183)
It goes on your record, but they still don't pay you? :dunno:

PS--That's awesome Hawndo. Good on ya for losing all the weight, and kick some serious ass in the fight!!

Amateur goes on your record...

Unless you mean that it goes on your pro record, but they don't pay you. That would be bullspit!

xeberus 02-25-2011 04:38 PM

nice!

well kick some arse :)

we'll be rooting for you :thumbsup:

Hawndo 02-27-2011 05:18 PM

Thanks for the support guys :D the weight loss has slowed down, time to start really knuckling down.

And semi-pro/amateur differences is some insurance thing in the UK. We don't have a sanctioning body for MMA.

Amateur is;
  • no headshots at all
  • No neck cranks
  • No heel hooks
  • Shin Pads must be worn
  • Occasionally the bigger MMA gloves have to be worn.

It is basically a BJJ match with body shots and leg kciks standing.

Semi-Pro is;
  • All strikes standing (no elbows)
  • No headshots on the ground
  • No heel hooks.

I don't agree with the rules personally, I don't get how at semi-pro you can knee a standing opponent in the head but can't punch him in the mug on the floor. :confused:

And the show is called "The Colosseum 2" it's a fight night run by my club, think it holds 600 people or so.

And if I remember right, I get paid about 150 if I win, 100 to show but I',m not certain. I'm not fussy about the money though, that's why I work, this is my hobby and I love it.

EDIT: And yeah it goes on a"record" but not a pro record, MMA is still very very young over here and only a few of the pioneers who started a long time ago have a lot of fights at pro, with many just stepping into it. For younger fighters starting out they usually have 7 or 8 semi fights first. Though since MMA is catching on fast the semi-pro MMA scene is actually very exciting with lots of shows, belts, tournaments etc


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