Seeing as though I saw the post below thought I might as well do a contrast to it and write about my loss.
Well I had my first muay-thai fight on sunday and I absolutely loved it. It was a c class fight. I was nowhere near as nervous for this as I usually am when I fight mma and was slightly worried as I like to have that bit of nervous energy but hey ho. The fight was local so there was none of the usual hanging about for 8 hours malarky, got weighed in, went home relaxed and went back to the venue to watch the first fight.
I had just recovered from a virus and hadn't trained for a week prior to the fight so was a bit wary of how my fitness was going to be. I made weight easily at 75.4 kilos. My opponent had called the night before and said he couldnt make weight and could only get to 77 on the day, was a bit pissed off but agreed anyway, after all I had put all the effort in to train and diet down ( went from 82k to 75 living on fish, protein shakes, veg and the occasional complex carb at training times ) Soooo I ate everything in sight and I mean everything and still didnt get to 76, any other time I look at junk food and put weight on
With me being predominantly a grappler I wanted to test myself and see how I'd fare in a stand up only fight, as in all my mma fights I think I've landed about 8 punches / kicks lol.
Anyway the fight started and the words from my trainers rang in my head ' Don't go out trying to kill him, take your time in rounds 1,2 and 3 then go for the kill in 4 and 5 ' .... Did I listen ? Did I shite. I am an idiot, I dropped him with a right ( I think ) and thought the fight was over, he recovered and from then I just went in for the kill swinging wild shots looking for the KO. The technique had gone out the window. I wouldn't care but I always tell people not to go out looking for the KO or you won't get it
I knew my fitness wasn't quite there as a kind of mock fight padwork session 2 days before didn't go too well so before the fight I was thinking ' I'll just take my time, hang back and use my teep if he pushes forward, catch my breath when I need to '.....That didn't happen either LOL.
Round 1 over and I was feeling super confident, I wasn't tired and had almost KO'd him in the first few secs, what could possibly go wrong ? I managed to land some heavy leg kicks in the next few rounds and a few decent knees from clinch ( although I seemed to forget about the traditional thai clinch and kept diving in for double underhooks for some reason ) Landed a few big haymakers as well but none connected really well. I wasn't putting combinations together at all and was feeling the effects of going 100% with every punch / kick.
He dropped me with a knee to the body in the 3rd I think, it wasn't particularly hard but caught the solar plexus and winded me, took a while to get my breath back and nearly didnt make the 8 count. By round 4 I had blew my load and was pretty much just thinking about surviving, I looked over at him and he wasn't even breathing hard. I felt like an idiot, every single muscle in my upper body was on fire from the clinching ( was squeezing hard for no reason even though I'd been told to relax in the clinch ). I was so burned out I wanted to give in but I managed to last til the final bell. At one point I remember falling over or being thrown over and as I went down I got caught in the face with a kick, it rocked me and heard ringing for a few secs and was a little disorientated. I recovered before the 8 count and carried on. He had out scored me with bodykicks in the last 2 rounds, kicks that could have easily been caught / checked if I'd have had any gas left in the tank. I remember them hitting my upper arm and forearm and my left arm was getting heavier and heavier with each shot.
The final bell went and I knew he'd stole the fight in the last 2 rounds. I was absolutely gutted, I'd thrown the fight away. I was happy for him though as he's obviously worked very hard and wanted it bad. So yeah I was very disappointed, I'd let my trainers down by not listening. It was a fight I should have won but I learned a HELL of a lot from it and will be much better in my next fight fitness wise and technically. I can't wait to get back in and do it all again, and another thing I learned from it is that I could fight at lightweight in mma very easily, was 75 with a little bit of a muffin top haha ( Been too lazy in the past is all ).
As most people know I have had a very rough year and not been able to compete but I am back now though and look forward to competing a lot more in the future.