I know that there are many a "mature" fighter, knocking out success passed to 40 year period but would I be right in saying that these people are there because they happened to have progressed with the sport, catching a lot of it in it's infancy and developing as the sport has evolved?
Is it getting harder for say, a 30 year old excellent striker with basic grappling skills to get into the pro ranks?
And will it in five or ten years be unrealistic for a fighter to try and enter MMA at an older age?
I ask because at 26, I know I have a chance but I know several people who are a few years older than I, wanting to get accross to MMA but I don't know if it's worth them "Pursuing the dream". When I say that, I mean taking part on a pro level and having some (at least 50 percent) success.
Does this make sense or is it a pointless thread?
I want to hear from the older fighters, or people passing the 30 mark as to what lies ahead for the mature fighter.