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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 12-31-2009, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
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I need some serious help everyone

Hey everyone,

Its MMAF's best member here asking a serious question

Okay guys so I didn't join a MMA forum for no reason, truth is.. brace yourselves this is a shocker, I am OBSESSED with MMA. I am always thinking about MMA, I dream about MMA, well the list goes on.

Well the thing is, I am 17 years old, 155 lbs and out of shape. Heres where it hurts, I have 0 fight experience, never been in a street fight, and obv most importantly I have 0 martial arts experience. 0 Muay Thai, 0 Wrestling, 0 BJJ, 0 boxing.. well you get the idea. 0 training.

I am EXTREMELY determined to be a fighter. I am no stranger to cardio, I have been playing an elite level of soccer/football since I was 5 and cardio is essential. But I have lost it.

My question is, and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE be real, yes or no and don't say yes because you love me (everyone )

Is there a possibility that I could be a successful professional mixed martial artist? I am willing to train all day everyday, I am willing to move to ******* Brazil to learn Jujitsu, I am just dam determined. So please tell me the truth. Because when I look at successful fighters they we these child prodigy's that won BJJ tournies at like 10 years old and stuff.

Oh and on a side note. I can't afford a membership to a Martial arts center right now nor do I have transportation to one.

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You're young, and it is entirely possible to train yourself, if you're creative and careful.

I'd post your question in the training/nutrition forum; there are many, many knowledgeable and helpful members who post in there.


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Thanks swp,

Mind moving it for me?

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I think there is still time for you, and I would move your thread for you if I had that power but alas I am handicapped in this zone since I am only purple


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Hey everyone,

Its MMAF's best member here asking a serious question

Okay guys so I didn't join a MMA forum for no reason, truth is.. brace yourselves this is a shocker, I am OBSESSED with MMA. I am always thinking about MMA, I dream about MMA, well the list goes on.

Well the thing is, I am 17 years old, 155 lbs and out of shape. Heres where it hurts, I have 0 fight experience, never been in a street fight, and obv most importantly I have 0 martial arts experience. 0 Muay Thai, 0 Wrestling, 0 BJJ, 0 boxing.. well you get the idea. 0 training.

I am EXTREMELY determined to be a fighter. I am no stranger to cardio, I have been playing an elite level of soccer/football since I was 5 and cardio is essential. But I have lost it.

My question is, and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE be real, yes or no and don't say yes because you love me (everyone )

Is there a possibility that I could be a successful professional mixed martial artist? I am willing to train all day everyday, I am willing to move to ******* Brazil to learn Jujitsu, I am just dam determined. So please tell me the truth. Because when I look at successful fighters they we these child prodigy's that won BJJ tournies at like 10 years old and stuff.

Oh and on a side note. I can't afford a membership to a Martial arts center right now nor do I have transportation to one.
Your fine on age GET IN A DOJO NOW.....
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dude f yea i sat for 3 years seeing guys like sean sherk and gsp just dreaming of doing that but i said oh im 18 im too old these guys have been doing martial arts for years I just did it now im 20 and in 3 months I step in the cage i think itll be pro i find out monday...last year my dad told me to give it up...i wount tell you which pro fighters i trian with but frankly i never ever thought that i would have come this far
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If you want to be succesful you'll have to be more independent - you'll have to make your own way rather than looking for help.

But anyway good luck

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Part of a discussion forum is discussion inspired by a member having questions.


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Part of a discussion forum is discussion inspired by a member having questions.
Which is why discussion is occurring




The unavoidable fact is that what will determine the op's success is his own degree of activity, he will have to get on with it himself. He won't be a success due to advice he receives here. It's a competitive sport. Rather than asking us if he can make it, he will have to decide himself and he will have to be smarter about his training etc than any of us are.

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You're quite right. I should have said constructive, friendly discussion.


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