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Old 01-27-2007, 02:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey im 16 and this kid at my school, sean, is willing to fight anyone. He is sort of a big kid and im assuming he's pretty damn tough. Also I dont think he has any MA training. Do you guys think it would be good experience to fight with him (no gloves or protection other than mouthguard)? I've never really fought before but have been taking Kickboxing and BJJ for about three months, go to the gym almost every day for the past 4 months, and do a good amount og heavy bag work and running. Again, i wouldn't be doing it to prove anything, or to get a win. Just to get comfortable being in a fight and get an understanding of what a real punch feels like. Just wondering if you all think this would help me train for future MMA fights. thanks

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Old 01-27-2007, 02:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey im 16 and this kid at my school, sean, is willing to fight anyone. He is sort of a big kid and im assuming he's pretty damn tough. Also I dont think he has any MA training. Do you guys think it would be good experience to fight with him (no gloves or protection other than mouthguard)? I've never really fought before but have been taking Kickboxing and BJJ for about three months, go to the gym almost every day for the past 4 months, and do a good amount og heavy bag work and running. Again, i wouldn't be doing it to prove anything, or to get a win. Just to get comfortable being in a fight and get an understanding of what a real punch feels like. Just wondering if you all think this would help me train for future MMA fights. thanks
In general, I guess it would be a learning experience. I can't say what type... But definitely a learning experience.

That aside, will it help you for future MMA fights? Probably not. If you end up beating him up, then you've beaten up an untrained fighter. That's kind of like defeating an opponent that's much smaller and younger than you. If you end up losing then it serves as an indication that you have to train more. Even then, a trained fighter probably won't do the same type of things.

That's the reason why you spar to "get comfortable being in a fight."
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Old 01-30-2007, 02:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Probebly not worth it. I would just spar or get in cometitions with REAL fighters that train to fight like you, you would gain more from that than beating up a worhtless school kid.
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I wouldn't reccomend doing it. It' a dumb idea. If you're training, I don't even see why you'd want to waste your time on some bum out on the street? I don't think I've been in 1 street fight since I started training, unless it was defending myself.
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Old 01-30-2007, 08:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would stay away from this. Like others said, it won't really simulate MMA fights. There are too many variables that could go wrong here. I'm not sure where the fight is, but I'm guessing it isn't in a ring or anywhere that is a neutral zone where you're safe no matter what happens. There is the chance of weapons being used if the guy lost. (I don't know your situation but this is always a possibility).
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Old 01-30-2007, 09:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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just spar. fighting some random kid from school sounds a little suspect.
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Old 01-30-2007, 10:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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only if you are forced to and your health is in dager.
Dont go looking for a fight.
It ant worth it.
I always say dont fight unless you have to.
But if you do go for the knees thats how you get the big guys.
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:37 AM   #8 (permalink)
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bare knuckle fighting?? yikes kid
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Old 01-31-2007, 04:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Maybe bare knuckle fighting doesnt scare me so much cause I have had a few street fights and I won every one.
but its no something you want to do. Save the fighting for the ring. Remember out there anything go's there are no refs and if you do start to win there is nothing that will stop someone else from jumping in. Its just you so save it for the cage.
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Old 01-31-2007, 05:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
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According to Joe Rogan and the other UFC announcer, bare knuckles are easier on the body than the small 6 to 8 ounce gloves. I've been hit by bare knuckles when I was younger, but I've never been hit by the glove, so I couldn't tell you if Rogan was correct or not.
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