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anyone into UFC?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by shamster25, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. shamster25

    shamster25 Regular Member

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    Ive been doing some training in BJJ and Boxing for the past few months. I wanna get in the cage one day. lol
     
  2. unlimitedpostings

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    I'm a fan, but I definitely don't fight. Let us know if you ever make it big and maybe a group of us can fly out to Vegas and watch you represent BHW in your first fight.
     
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    Try to practise some Thai boxing too, I guess you are already skilled on the ground,.

    Practise on power and striking punchs and kicks, like liver and chin.

    If you got the hart I guess you need a good trainer.

    may be have a look, at the dvd of bas rutten, I think you can also download some where for free.

    You can find many of his videos in youtube.

    I dont fight in a cage, only in a ring, but I got a lot of god knowledge, from his videos, and the great think that training, I got to practise a lot of them.

    Good luck
     
  4. heiny

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    BJJ with gi is different from no-gi unless you're in japan and fighting hidehiko yoshida or any of those other judo guys.

    Get great wrestling and you can control the fight whether it should be on the ground or standing :)
     
  5. Jackalakus

    Jackalakus Junior Member

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    I train in MMA... I have own a mma video sharing network.
     
  6. lonny41

    lonny41 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yeah, i love UFC. I remember when it all first started, I saw Randy Coutres first fight. Back in those days it was all brawling. Tank Abbot was fun to watch. All those brawlers would get killed in the ring now. It's a real science.
     
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    I am a big fan of UFC, I used to love it a while back when the Gracey family were in it, I used to watch it a lot until the channel we had it on went bankrupt, now waiting to find out to see who's gonna get it next, especially since it is ufc 100 this month, as for doing it when I was younger I would have loved to get into it, but my downfall is a try to avoid fights as much as possible, now I am just to way to unfit and getting old lol.
     
  8. niche1

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    I train at American Top Team.

    It is not uncommon to see current UFC fighters training there. Some of the toughest ones are actually friendly and don't act like jerks.

    All of the instructors are current UFC or Full Contact fighters.

    I like it because I always hated Katas. I loved sparring......I like the Combat Sport aspect of it.

    There are lots of good techniques taught and even in the UFC classes you get the cross-training of judo/jiu-jitsu, boxing/kick-boxing(on later levels), and wrestling. I still don't like rules such as not grabbing the shorts and so on......I am all in favor of whatever works.

    The school is one of the best around and I think it is great for building a foundation in combat. On the street there are no rules, except to win. I don't worry about the laws as one karate instructor stated: "I'd rather be tried by 12 than carried by 6".....he was a tough son of a bitch (former USMC and fought in the Pacific in WW 2)....that statement has always stuck with me.

    Sure, I have avoided MANY fights. And that is always the best.......fighting is the last resort.

    Realistic training IS the best. Simple and effective. Use what works and throw away the rest........Bruce Lee was way ahead of the curve on that one.

    I hope the Frank Mir kicks Brock Lesnars ass! I can't stand the guy and I hope that Frank uses his brain and technique to triumph over Lesnar.

    Alves vs GSP......now you know that one is tough. Alves is ATT trained. I like his style. I also like GSP. Too bad that they have to fight each other.

    UFC 100 will rock!

    PS: You're only as old as you think you are! :)
     
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    yes, I heard that Bravo might be getting the rights back but not sure if this is true or not.
     
  10. Slasher

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    Spike TV has UFC fights right?

    I want to take a fighting class really bad, how expensive is it?

    I need a trainer to tell me what fighting style would be my BEST, so I can then take those classes.
     
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    Sorry don't mean to sound rude, no this for the uk, setanta used to have the rights and they have gone bankrupt, so we don't know who has it now
     
  12. Jackalakus

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    I train at Jacksons MMA in Albuquerque. you can watch mma videos on fightstrike. com
     
  13. heiny

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    You train at Greg Jackson's camp? Big name in the sport..how much you pay?

    niche1: how much you pay to train in ATT? You should make a video blog of everyday life in ATT with the permission of the fighters. $$$ to be made ;)
     
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    Jacksons MMA is $100/mo

    You can come and go as you please... I've seen GSP, Stevnsn, Jardine and Rashad there....
     
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    I have been long time admirer of the MMA and UFC but it not too common on tv or anywhere in OZ really. I love boxing and sparring for fun, fitness, removing excess anger a bit of confidence in that you can handle yourself if the situation comes up.

    I wish i had found out about all that stuff in my mid teens went i could have started training early and found good coaches and would have given boxing and maybe mma a shot. Im probably too old now so that a big regret i guess.

    Its not the dedication or physical requirements that bother me but the fear that those fully trained and skilled fighters since they were young could seriously hurt you even by accident. Dont fancy have my face smashed in, being in wheel chair, a brain damaged veg or cripple later in life.

    You would want to get some good money from it, if you are risking your health. I just wonder how common the use of steroids and other performance enhancing drugs are for fighters and whether you can be competitive without them?

    What age did you guys start into mma?
     
  16. niche1

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    I am older, but have been involved in Martial Arts for 30 years. I still hang in there with the younger guys, but the grappling really wears me out. Funny thing is that most of the guys that I grapple with are in the 220 to 260 pound range, so I guess that is why I get tired! :)

    I last longer in the stand up.

    At ATT, there is a level system, so that your safety is priority over anything else. You don't have to spar, unless you want to and are at the "green shirt" level. This is so that you are in good enough physical shape (have to be able run 2 miles within certain time) and demonstrate proficiency in basic skills, before you get into the ring.

    I have been doing MMA for 2 years (I injured my achilles tendon and was out for quite a while, before it healed). I am happy to perfect the basics and my kids go to their jiu-jitsu class before my class and my 14 year old does the UFC 1 class right after his jiu-jitsu class (he is 5'6'' and 155 lbs of muscle).......really cool to be able to do a class with your child.

    I like the school because it is just overall more realistic training. Combining the best of boxing, MT, jiu-jitsu, kick-boxing and submission wrestling.

    Heiny, nice idea about the video. I have something in mind already :) I have the family plan and it costs half of what regular karate lessons would. The plan allows the whole family to participate in all of the classes offered from jiu-jitsu, kids program, womens kick boxing, UFC classes, and submission wrestling. A LOT of value for the money spent.

    I haven't seen any evidence of steroid abuse. That is not say that it does not exist. Sad thing about it is that being hugely muscular does not really help you (for the most part)....it is being well-conditioned and training that does the trick, not drugs.
     
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    I agree. I watched it back i the day when it was nothing but ppv events. I had trained in BJJ as well and my instructor would ask if I wanted to head to a UFC party one of his friends was having.