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Old 11-14-2006, 08:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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steps for getting to the ufc...

whats are the general steps that a fighter takes from sitting on the couch watching the ufc to actually start fighting.

ive always wondered how you get started in this sort of thing.
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Old 11-14-2006, 08:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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dont know for sure but i think u just keep fighting on small events till u get noticed
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yea but how do start fighting in small events in the first place.
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What jay said.

The only really significant things about the guys that make the big time is their dedication. At least for most of them. You have to train for years and fight on the small circuit for a little while, as well as compete in other combat sports: wrestling, boxing, kickboxing and/or grappling.

The one consistency for the fighter that I consider "good" fighters is the dedication to the sport. It's about the passion.
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u know it really helps if u already have been doing martial arts bjj,wrestling,muay thai, and have competed u know have won some titles and a couple of hookups never hurts
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I've noticed that alot of MA gyms hook up their better students with MMA fights when they ask. This seems particularly true for BJJ schools.
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yea but how do start fighting in small events in the first place.

Join a gym.

any mma or BJJ gym should know local fight promoters.
Fight in some small venues, tape them.
YOu can send tapes of yourself and your fights to the UFC.
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What jay said.

The only really significant things about the guys that make the big time is their dedication. At least for most of them. You have to train for years and fight on the small circuit for a little while, as well as compete in other combat sports: wrestling, boxing, kickboxing and/or grappling.

The one consistency for the fighter that I consider "good" fighters is the dedication to the sport. It's about the passion.

I don't mean to offend, but that sort of a comment from a guy with a Barnett sig? Passion must = roids? lol
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