The Truth About Trying To Break Through In The Fight Game

 

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Fighters get into this game inspired by other fighters. You will watch those fighters and think, “That’s what I want to do. I can do that.” For me it was Royce Gracie, Pele, and Mach Sakurai. For fighters today, its Conor Mcgregor, GSP, and TJ Dillashaw. But unlike most professions there’s no established blueprint on how to do this. There’s alot you don’t know and even more that nobody will tell you in your pursuit.

They wont tell you that fight promoters aren’t your friends. They are just trying to make money and will only hire fighters that make them money regardless of how good you or any fighter is.

They wont tell you that you will be charmed by potential managers who will sell you on a dream. They wont do shit for you but will hold you to a contract regardless. You’ll end up getting your own deals and your manager will still want his 20%. They wont tell you that your first coach is the only one that really cared about you. But you’ll break his heart because you’ll leave him thinking the answers are somewhere else. And he will treat other aspiring fighters like burnt bacon based on that experience.

Or your first coach doesn’t know shit and you’ll end up staying with him out of fear of breaking his heart. Either way, you’ll stifle your own progress.

They wont tell you that your training partners will hate on you out of jealousy of your career or the attention you get from the coach. Or you might be the one hating.

They wont tell you that you’ll get injured and YOU have to pay for it with money that you don’t have because all you do is train.

They wont tell you that sponsor aren’t just giving away “free money”. Businesses don’t give a damn about your fight career, they want their product in people’s faces that will buy it.

There’s alot they wont tell you. And every time you learn it on your own, it will suck a little more blood and passion out of you… until its all gone. And then you’ll retire. But then you’ll look at another Conor fight and be inspired. You’ll make your comeback and fall short of your expectations because while you were retired, the game passed you up. And you’ll try again.

Take heed, shorty!

 

Fighters get into this game inspired by other fighters. You will watch those fighters and think, "That's what I want to do. I can do that." For me it was Royce Gracie, Pele, and Mach Sakurai. For fighters today, its Conor Mcgregor, GSP, and TJ Dillashaw. But unlike most professions there's no established blueprint on how to do this. There's alot you don't know and even more that nobody will tell you in your pursuit. They wont tell you that fight promoters aren't your friends. They are just trying to make money and will only hire fighters that make them money regardless of how good you or any fighter is. They wont tell you that you will be charmed by potential managers who will sell you on a dream. They wont do shit for you but will hold you to a contract regardless. You'll end up getting your own deals and your manager will still want his 20%. They wont tell you that your first coach is the only one that really cared about you. But you'll break his heart because you'll leave him thinking the answers are somewhere else. And he will treat other aspiring fighters like burnt bacon based on that experience. Or your first coach doesn't know shit and you'll end up staying with him out of fear of breaking his heart. Either way, you'll stifle your own progress. They wont tell you that your training partners will hate on you out of jealousy of your career or the attention you get from the coach. Or you might be the one hating. They wont tell you that you'll get injured and YOU have to pay for it with money that you don't have because all you do is train. They wont tell you that sponsor aren't just giving away "free money". Businesses don't give a damn about your fight career, they want their product in people's faces that will buy it. There's alot they wont tell you. And every time you learn it on your own, it will suck a little more blood and passion out of you… until its all gone. And then you'll retire. But then you'll look at another Conor fight and be inspired. You'll make your comeback and fall short of your expectations because while you were retired, the game passed you up. And you'll try again. Take heed, shorty!

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Conor McGreogor In Serious Trouble With Irish Mafia, Life Potentially At Risk

 

CONOR McGregor’s life is potentially in danger after his alleged run-in with Irish mobsters, says a leading crime reporter.

Renowned Irish crime journalist Paul Williams says the UFC megastar is on the verge of being officially warned by police that his safety is at risk.

McGregor, according to unconfirmed UK reports, became embroiled in a Dublin pub fight that saw him hit three men with links to the infamous Kinahan cartel – including the father of gangster Graham ‘The Wig’ Whelan. Internet speculation, completely unconfirmed, went that McGregor’s life may be in danger unless he produced restitution of 900,000 euros ($1.4 million) to Whelan.

Williams, citing his own sources, said concern over McGregor was genuine.

“I have to say about this, and I’m wearing my old, veteran crime reporter hat: Conor McGregor is in a very dangerous place at the moment,” Williams said on Newstalk Breakfast, a radio show he co-hosts.

“He has come into conflict through probably no fault of his own, with a group of very, very dangerous people who are tied up with the Kinahans. These people do not care who Conor McGregor is, what he stands for, how powerful he is, they will drag him down into the cesspit.

“I would say, in the next 48 hours, if he still in the country – and I understand that he may have left the country – but if he is still in the country, I understand from my sources that the Garda will be approaching him to give him a GIM form, which is a Garda Information Message, to tell him that there may be threats to his safety. This is a huge story, and imagine what it would do to our reputation if this national sporting icon is attacked by a bunch of gangsters.”

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Media reports did not name McGregor but the front page of the Irish Daily Star roared: TOP CELEB ‘PUNCHED MOBSTER’S DAD’. McGregor later posted this to Instagram:

 

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UFC Fighter Destroying Non-Paying Sponsor’s Equipment On Video Goes Viral

 

UFC fighter Andre Fili was supposed to get paid for endorsing a product on his social media. When they didn’t pay him this hilariousness ensued.

 

 

 

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[Video] Brown Belt Cris Cyborg Training At Cobrinha’s Ahead Of UFC 219 Vs Holly Holm

 

BJJ Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Cris Cyborg is a 2x IBJJF Mundial world champion competing in the gi in the purple belt divisions. Already a UFC Champion, this former Strikeforce and Invicta FC WMMA champion Cristiane Justino has been training BJJ and Catchwrestling in Hollywood with IBJJF ADCC Champion Cobrinha of Alliance BJJ.

 

 

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Mackenzie Dern Announces Move To Invicta FC For Next MMA Fight!

(Photo courtesy of Richard Burmaster of LFA)

 

 

Regarded as one of the top female prospects in the sport, Mackenzie Dern (4-0) was the No. 1 ranked women’s BJJ figher in the world when she announced her intentions to transition into MMA in late 2015.

Dern is the daughter of BJJ black belt Wellington “Megaton” Dias and has been around Jiu-Jitsu her entire life.

Her debut with Invicta FC will be on Dec. 8 in a strawweight bout against one-time title challenger Kaline Medeiros.

Go Get ’em Mackenzie!

 

 

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Going Live Now: GSP Live In Studio With Ariel Helwani!

 

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9 Minute Video Of Luke Rockhold Mauling People On The Ground

 

Luke Skyler Rockhold is an American mixed martial artist competing in the UFC, where he is the former UFC Middleweight Champion. He won the title on December 12, 2015 by defeating prior champion, the undefeated Chris Weidman via 4th round TKO.

He lost his belt in his first title defense against Michael Bisping, who stepped in after Weidman pulled out of their scheduled rematch. A two-time world champion, Rockhold also won the Strikeforce Middleweight Championship by defeating Ronaldo Souza on September 10, 2011 via unanimous decision.

Rockhold defended the title twice and was the last man to hold the belt, before Strikeforce was officially taken over by the UFC. He is currently ranked the #2 middleweight and #12 official pound-for-pound fighter by the UFC and other publications like Fight Matrix and Sherdog. Luke is a black belt in BJJ.

 

 

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Tony Ferguson Earns His Black Belt From Eddie Bravo!

 

UFC interim light weight champion just earned his 10th planet black belt from Eddie Bravo himself. According to Dana White Tony will be facing Conor McGregor next in the octagon.

 

 

 

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Renato Laranja Messes With The Wrong UFC fighter

 

Renato Laranja is widely known through the BJJ world for his shtick of portraying the greatest BJJ world champion of all time. UFC veteran Nate Diaz did not seem to want to play along…at all.

 

 

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Mackenzie Dern Not Committing to Flyweight Despite Difficulties Making 115

 

Mackenzie Dern speaks to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about her upcoming fight at LFA 24, fighting at flyweight but not closing the idea of fighting at strawweight, her jiu-jitsu career, and more.

 

 

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