Ouch... Crash and burn.
Originally Posted by DanWelsh
Not really I understood Mikes reasons he was a old guy who wanted one last bit of fun before he got to old. Its not Mikes fault the people who are supposed to care about fighters fed him to there young lions to please the chav crowd. And all he got on here was abuse i mean if someone tells you to pack something in do you do it or do you try prove the doubters wrong? Mike had a short spell in the sport while Allen has been around for a long time and things are by no means getting better. I honestly feel whoever runs this sport in this country should make a rule lose 5 in a row and you cant fight pro again until you prove to us you have improved by fighting in lower rule sets. Some of the records iv seen are a joke your not a hero or warrior for stepping in the cage knowing your probs going to get taken down and lose. In my eyes a warrior is somebody who does everything in there power to train all aspects of the sport and has a mind set of i know i will win this nothing can stop me. Not training on the ground leaves that little bit of doubt in your mind. Lets get real most guys who just turn up for a pay check don't get hurt they take a few shots and curl up its all over the scene there's no denying it what's brave about that.
Originally Posted by Grizzly.
Last edited by Babycakes; 24-02-2013 at 02:57 PM.
Werent you supposed to be fighting K1 tonight but pulled out injured due to fighting mma last night ???
Im no slagging the boy for wanting to have a go and do what he obviously loves doing but the ppl who are matching him up. If you're no very good fight somebody who is on your same sort of level. This sport is all about finding your level if I want to watch mismatches I can switch on some old wwf matches from the 80s :-)
Originally Posted by Babycakes
All about levels :-D
Originally Posted by Babycakes
That is out of order, if true.
Originally Posted by scotty_82
The Pete Irving fight has been in the pipeline for a while now and another fight taken at such short notice.
So Pete now doesn't get paid due to someone else's bad decision making and greed?! what is MMA coming to. Normally I respect Dan for getting in there are offering a solution to alot of show's late pull outs but that is taking the biscuit.
Was there anything in the contract that stipulated no fight within a certain period?
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Me fighting pro has no relevance to my background in Thai. I thought as a pro in Thai yes but didn't start as a pro in MMA. I have fought at all levels in MMA (am,semi,NSAC and pro).
My ground game is better than most people think (granted I know I don't always showcase this lol). I am sure the likes of Jay Furness and James Saville will vouch for that. I have been the distance with people with good ground skills and have finished fights by submission. I actually started my pro MMA career with a fight team. It was MY choice to fight independently.
Unfortunately is doesn't come down to respect for the sport for me. I do what I do for a reason and that reason will stay my priority until my situation chances. I wish that wasn't the case but it is. I don't want nor need respect for what I do. It is what it is! There will always be a need for people like me in this game, its a shame but its true. The sport isn't in the state its in because of me though.
If i could train twice a day, select fights sensibly and make a career out of it I WOULD!(but life isnt that simple)
Oh...and most of my fights are scheduled well in advance....short notice ones just fill gaps (I like to help promoters out)
Its not as black and white as that mate.
Both fights have been planned for some time, the one last night was actually booked first. I won the fight quickly but unfortunately knocked an old injury.
The injury got worse over night. I contacted the promoter first thing to let him know. I was actually planning to still fight once I had it checked out hoping I could have a quick fix. The promoter needed an answer there and then as Pete was travelling from London so I had no choice but to pull out.
I am gutted I had to do that. Not something I make a habit of and its a shit feeling when you have to do that.
Me taking 2 fights has nothing to do with greed, nor making bad decisions. I fight most weekends, I have fought consecutive days and even more than one fight on the same day and this hasn't happened.......It was just bad luck this happened and unfortunately both the promoter and Pete have suffered.
This certainly wasn't intentional I am truely sorry to all it has effected!!!
And no contract was signed
Dan 'Vybz' Welsh 63Kg Pro 11-25-0 firstname.lastname@example.org