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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjolicoeur
    I've been involved with MMA for about 6 years now. Seems like TUF started a big craze here in the states for the UFC in particular, but there is much more to the MMA world. Promotions like Pride FC, KOTC, Rumble on the Rock, WEC, etc... are all great events as well.
    great, I agree, but you can't get it without actually going, paying, etc....UFC is readily avaliable on TV...that makes a BIG difference

    For those interested you should check out the sherdog.com forums as they are the main "hangout" for MMA fans. Also, check out mmaweekly.com. THey have a live internet radio show everday at 12am EST/9am PST hosted by Ryan Bennet and Frank Trigg (who is currently in the Rumble on the Rock tournament finals). Sherdog.com also has a MMA podcast called "Beatdown" that you can find in iTunes hosted by TJ DeSantis and Josh Gross. They interviewed Chuck Liddell on the most recent episode.
    I've spent some time on mmaweekly.com reading on the threads, but that doesn't really do it...no fights on a forum other than throwing words around, which really doesn't do it for me....


    The UFC 58 event on March 4th is the one I'm excited about. Rich Franklin vs. David Louiseau for the belt, and GSP vs BJ Penn in his return to the UFC. Then in April we have Tito Ortiz's return vs. Forrest Griffin.
    GSP is a bad ***, I'll go for him, and damn he's cute

    the Ortiz / Griffin fight should be a DAMN good one as well....lookign forward to it too
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjolicoeur
    Red GTi.

    Check out this site for female MMA. Its run by Debi Purcell, one of the most well-known female MMA fighters.

    Also, if you really, truly like MMA for the MMA aspect, I urge you to check out any Pride event coming up or rent some of the prior pride DVD's.
    thanks for the link!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
    I guess it's the apparent differences in language, because from this seat, it sounded a lot like you were saying, that crap is worthless, if you're going to train you should train to fight on the street....everything else is worthless....

    it's not like everyone else out there has a cush life man. I grew up in Houston, having to go get my father from drug fights, etc on a regular basis in grade school....i've been exposed to a lot more of it than you might think.

    The reason for mentioning UFC is because it's what readily avaliable to watch.

    I had friends who faught in high school, cage fights, not UFC.

    I enjoy UFC over some of that stuff because UFC guys are in there for the sport (for the most part), not to prove anything else other than they trained and have worked DAMN hard at this stuff and these are the fruits of their works...these guys are also the best of the best, unlike what you find in your local cage fights...

    No doubt, those cage fighter work really hard, and they deserve every respect,I really admire them. But lets not forget its not just the cage fighters, we have boxers, muay thai and some others that really work hard to win, the amount of training they do is unbeleiveable.

    Anyway Ill take a note that you are a female, I though it was a joke at first

    Glad you are starting MA, theres plenty out there and you just gonna have to chose your style based on your body/physical/mentality charactersitics. MMA is good but dont get an instructor that insist you do certain techniques even if you cant do it, it doesnt work like that. A good instructor will tell you whats the best techniques will work for you. Any martial arts you do should be tweaked, modified and then moulded in to yourself, cut all the other bits that you cant do.

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    I agree. I personally think its best to use several different trainers once your skill level increases. You need a boxing/standup guy, a good wrestling coach, and a good BJJ type coach. With the state of MMA today, you can't just specialize in one style of fighting. A well-rounded arsenal is a must.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjolicoeur
    I agree. I personally think its best to use several different trainers once your skill level increases. You need a boxing/standup guy, a good wrestling coach, and a good BJJ type coach. With the state of MMA today, you can't just specialize in one style of fighting. A well-rounded arsenal is a must.
    Yes, thats when you reach a high enough level that you started thinking of making a techniques that will work for you. Just take bits from other MA and see what you can pull off in real time.

    Alot of the stuff that get shown only works for those whos exceptionaly good, alot cant work in real time. In my experience alot comes down to baiting the opponents or making them reacts and doing some of the most basic strike there is. Obviously one have to asess what sort of fighter he is before making a commited move.

    But anyhow, yes I agree, cross training is good when you reach a certain levels. Its very hard to find a martial arts thats so complete. I do FMA and that is so diverse when it comes to using footwork, live hands and the way they deal with things.

    Just remember the idea of each tecnique you do in MA is to be able to make it work for you and not to pretend its working. Its funny when I see some fat guy doing a jumping back hooking kick in a TKD class or some really small skinny guy throwing a fat guy in judo.


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    Its not directed to you "cpjolicoeur", I just cant be bothered to reword it again for RED.

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    Hehe, look like we are preparing RED to become a cage fighter

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    If you're interested in Judo, and if McKinney is anywhere near Houston (too lazy to look it up ), my instructor is moving down there in June to start up an international Judo club. He knows his stuff, and got '05 Coach of the Year. http://www.usjudo.org/USAJudoCoachesoftheYear.asp.

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    hahaha - McKinney is 4 hours or so from houston....

    Texas is big....remember?

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    I was wrong, they're moving to San Antonio... I asked again tonight... and after taking the time to look it up, I see that it's still very far away from you. Oh well.

    Yes, I know Texas is big, but I'm really unfamiliar with its geography. I've never been there and have had no reason to learn about it. It doesn't help that I'm really bad at geography anyways.
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    Screw UFC....

    Nothing better than 2 one of these 2 situations.

    1. 2 Girls, kiddy pool, a whole bunch of oil....

    2. +/- 6 girls, a pillow each, and booze





    Peace,

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    P.S. Sorry Red...

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