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Old 10-11-2006, 07:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know alot of guys fight and train most of their lives. But what do you think the oldest someone could be with no experience in any fights could go out and have some success, even at the lowest levels. Just curious. I'm 28 but would love to be able to do some of this stuff. Any advice on where I should start?
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I know alot of guys fight and train most of their lives. But what do you think the oldest someone could be with no experience in any fights could go out and have some success, even at the lowest levels. Just curious. I'm 28 but would love to be able to do some of this stuff. Any advice on where I should start?
well your not down and out yet tito is older then you and he says "im young" all the time.

Well, it really depends on how serious you wanna get, just for fun? then no problem find a school and start going you will be sparring in no time and having fun.

if you actually want to compete then i would say you need to step back, look at your life and decide if you have the time to commit, Matt hamill only trained for 11 months and thats the UFC, the smaller shows 11 months is about average for your first fight or so, and with every fight you will get more experience.

Its just that if you really want to compete your really gonna have to train pretty good, you would want to be at your classes at least 4 times a week and working out at home when your not there.

The best thing to is find a place to train and epxress your goals to them and they will probably help your acheive them the best they can.
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Old 10-12-2006, 02:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, depends on how far you want to go with it.
I started taking martial arts when I was 8, but I didn't get interested in MMA until I was 19, I am 22 now.
*shrug*

I think you could train for a year and have your first ametuer fight, and keep training, see if you like it.
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Old 10-12-2006, 04:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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HEy dont feel bad Im 25 and want to get started. I definatly know Im not going to go pro, nor do I want to. I do have a huge moutian to climb. I use to somke and drink hevally, just three weeks ago as a matte of fact. But I do have an extensive sports history playing soccer and volley ball most of younger my life. So I have the knowledge of how to work out, its just a matter of getting there, which I have decided to do. I want to improve myself and this is something that can help me do this. Age shouldnt be a factor in wanting to improve one's self. Make sence?!
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Old 10-12-2006, 02:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Just start now, most fighters dont make it to the big shows anyway. The more time you spend debating it the less time you have to train. Just find a place to train and have fun with it.
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Old 10-12-2006, 10:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the advice guys. Yea I wasn't planning on going pro or anything. Just wanted something to take my mind off the rest of the things in my life. i too am somewhat out of shape and trying to stop smokeing. Use to be a track star and CC runner and have always been very competitve. Just need something to motivate me and improve my self worth and I think this might just be the thing!
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Old 10-12-2006, 10:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yah..well you dont have to be a Professional Fighter...but no one said that you cant compete ......if you think you're ready why not go for it...haha if you got a little competition in ya. :P
Im trying to help him with "exactly" what it is he wants, wether that be pro or fun or whatever.

But UFC is not just pro, once you compete in MMA shows even the little ones thats when your mma record starts, and after about 4 or so of these events your conssidered pro because you hve experience, soetimes they do amutuer fights in my area and in order to qualify you have to have less then 3 mma fights.

Personally im dont get into a ring to loose, anyone can loose but dont go into a ring after 3 months of training like "oh this will be fun" because its not fun to be someone punching bag. Go in when you know your ready and when if you loose you know its because the other fighter was the better fighter that night.

However, after about 2 months you would be ready for some jiu jitsu tournaments and stuff thats just the kinda fun and motivating thing anyone should do before going into straight MMA. These tourny's always go by experience, novice, beginner, intermediate, advanced, etc etc
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Old 10-13-2006, 06:17 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Lol i thought i was too old to start and im 18 :P . People tell me im too old to start because i have no MMA exp. But i want to do this more than anything else.
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Lol i thought i was too old to start and im 18 :P . People tell me im too old to start because i have no MMA exp. But i want to do this more than anything else.
Those people are dumb.... who the hell says that If your 18 you're too old. i hate people like that, that think you have no chance in the world because your only 18 or 20.... some pros train when they're 20+ and go pro around 27+
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