How to turn pro in mma ????????????/
As the title suggest im 9-0 aba amateur boxer i wanna have a bash at mma im 6ft 61kg a friend suggested i do some dehydration thing to cut weight iv never done this for boxing anyway he recommended me cutting to 56 even 52 kg iv got a background in judo an taekwondo not much ground fighting well could you give me your thoughts????
52kg at 6ft tall? You will die.
well theres a lad in our gym an he has like 40 wins aba boxing an he is 51kg an 5ft9
an casey dyer he is a american semi/pro/pro mma fighter and he is 6ft 2 and 56/54kg an seems to be doing well so i think your comment of you will die is a bit over dramatic
The King of Crase
Being tall and excessively light for your height will affect you more in a "complete" combat sport like MMA more so than boxing.
Originally Posted by crazy-jak
Have a look at what happened to Corey Hill when he fought Dale Hart; the fact he's 6'4" and weighed just 155lbs (70kg) meant he was severely lean, lack muscle mass and therefore structural support for his shin when the kick connected.
You don't want that.
Also, lacking strength (which you will; your height will make up all of your allowed weight, you simply will not have muscle. You won't be able to or you'll have to move to a higher weight category) means you'll have a real hard time on the ground; lacking strength and having long limbs to attack will put you at a severe disadvantage.
In boxing, it's not such a problem. Being tall and light means you have a long reach and speed; without having to worry about the above points.
As for Casey Dyer; yeah, he's getting wins, but pretty much every win is against a can and he doesn't do well when against a fighter with a good record. Also, see him on TUF? he got knocked out cold in about 10 seconds of his first fight. Another downside to being so tall and light is that your ability to absorb punishment will be impaired.
At 6ft I'd say you're best looking at welterweight (77kg)
You will be very ill. I'm 5 foot 7 and really struggling to get to 62 for my next fight. I have no clue how you would get so light so tall.
well for me to be a 77kg fighter how heavy would i have to be then i know some 77kg fighters re hydrate back to 82/83kgs
What weight are you walking around at? Personally, I think you should compete at semi pro at a weight not too far away from your natural weight. Jumping straight into pro is probably not the best of ideas. And if you're talking about just 'having a bash' at mma in the pro field I wouldn't exactly be holding out too much hope, particularly if you want to cut so much weight. Could be wrong....
only an idiot would go from a short amateur boxing career in pro mma why not start by getting some experience in mma at amateur level before someone takes you apart at pro
hate how people underestimate our sport
They call me Tel. But its Mr. Tel to you!
It really fucking offends me too. I've been training mma for years and would never dream of becoming a pro boxer!
Originally Posted by Telling it as it is
The poster formally known as Steve_Langford.
Just go in at Straw weight and throw some haymakers you will be fine dude... no way will those midgets be able to handle your striking skills and physique!
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