I am an MMA Nerd that has always been in love with martial arts. It started with watching too many kung-fu movies and playing games like: Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat! LOL! And also being picked on by bullies in school. I fell in love with Tae-Kwon-do at the age of 11 and became very adamant in it. I learned very early that it wasn't very effective, alone, in street situations, but still I followed my passion. After doing non-contact Tae-Kwon-do for two years I realized that the way I practiced would be the way I executed in a real fight. So therefore I went to full contact Tae-Kwon-do. I realized that with full contact fighting one must be in excellent shape. I never really had 100% confidence in Tae-Kwon-do and next I tried my hand in boxing. At that particular point in time I had a cigarette habit-which doesn't help in ANY sport,- and my boxing training didn't go very far. After first watching some early UFC Tournaments and watching Randy Couture upset Vitor Belfort with wrestling, I realized that I was very behind in the aspects of ground fighting. I then started training MMA, Muay Thai(fundamentals), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and some Wrestling. I then started having the confidence that I had previously lacked in my fighting game. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a great martial art that breeds confidence. The main reason is because I learned from rolling/sparring that it is VERY effective. I think it put not only the confidence of winning a fight on the streets in my mind but also to have respect for every person's ability and to never underestimate anyone. The same people I may have looked at as "nerds" or "geeks" or "hippies" were the same people dominating me and submitting me at the gym. And these people were usually smaller than me! I found that confidence in technique is what gave my sparring partners the ability to school me and likewise I learned a big lesson in the mental aspect of fighting. I recommend that all capable people try out MMA or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You will learn to love it!
Lol Im good :D You havent been on much :(
i liked your points about silva even though i disagree with some of them at present. but perhaps i should have more faith in one of my idols. i hope he proves me wrong and kos weidman. interesting profile seems like we both got into mma the same way too many kung fu movies as kids and playing sf and stuff. gotta admit im still guilty of playing sf and virtua fighter and stuff like that but im more passionate about mma. interesting life history. when i started watching ufc there were no schools here i live in a small town in scotland. so i joined the british army so i could get proper instruction. i got to meet many cool people in almost every martial art there is and learned bits and pieces from them all. i only wish id met people like anderson, machida, vitor , aldo and guys liek royce and rickson. cain valasquez and jds too there awesome. but win or lose next time as i say anderson will remain one of my heros
ude I havent heard from you in ages! How've you beeN?
SUP! IM BACK :D
Bye dude, not in this summer. Have a good summer :)
rather* it been
I suppose it was always inevitable he'd lose though, I actually would've it been Weidman than all the others.
No excuses yet I see.
OMG DA FUQ JUST HAPPENED
I´m sorry for your loss. Still, I would say that to all us MMA fans (that are right in their minds) "The Spider" will remain as the unique figure he has been for so long in the world of MMA and i know that being as intellectual as you are, you will be gracious in defeat (the best way to honor your hero is to follow his example)