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Going into competition fighting

Well i am thinkin about droppin college and goin into fighting i have been in jujitsu for 11 years and am 17 years old im thinkin of gettin my black belt in jujitsu taking boxing and thai boxing then tryin my hand at competition mma. I just wanna hear what peoplke say on the subject
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Well, my don't drop college. Awesome your great at the jujitsu, and maybe you can train and continue school?
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Well i am thinkin about droppin college and goin into fighting i have been in jujitsu for 11 years and am 17 years old im thinkin of gettin my black belt in jujitsu taking boxing and thai boxing then tryin my hand at competition mma. I just wanna hear what peoplke say on the subject
If you haven't already started college, I'd say you could try your hand at it... Look into training with some pro's... I know there is a school or two in Cali...
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My advice is to go to school part time while you're training. Training isn't 24 hours a day, you'll still have time for school. The other thing is, I know a few competitive fighters and it definitely does not last forever. There's no reason you can't go to school at least part time (though I know many fighters who do full time school and fighting just fine) so you might as well.

Find a place to train where you know the people who are going to teach you are good and give it a shot.
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I say do it. Who really wants to have half the lame ass jobs everyones stuck in. Money isnt everything.

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mmks all good suggestions keep em commin btw im ma prolly either drop weight if i do it and go light weight or stay and fight 184 middle weight
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mmks all good suggestions keep em commin btw im ma prolly either drop weight if i do it and go light weight or stay and fight 184 middle weight
If you have weight to drop I'd say go for light weight.
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If you do it your body will punish you later for all the damage you put to yourself while your still young. I say stay safe, go to school get an easy job and live life...
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Finish school bro- You can train the next few years for the cross-over to MMA. Then you'll be more prepared to compete as well as have a degree. Trust me man- if you don't finish school now- you probably never will.
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If you have weight to drop I'd say go for light weight.
Laxatives, garbage bags under sweat-suits, not eating for days... I don't miss those days...

Cutting weight makes you more competitive... Most likely you'll have to do it.
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Finish school bro- You can train the next few years for the cross-over to MMA. Then you'll be more prepared to compete as well as have a degree. Trust me man- if you don't finish school now- you probably never will.
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My opinion, go to school, at least part time, for at least a 2 year degree.
That piece of paper you get is worth thousands when it comes to getting a job.
It seems that a 2 year degree in underwater basket weaving is worth more than never going to college, but having years of actual experience.
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I don't think he's started college yet...
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If you do it your body will punish you later for all the damage you put to yourself while your still young. I say stay safe, go to school get an easy job and live life...



the risk of riding is worse......


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Well, my don't drop college. Awesome your great at the jujitsu, and maybe you can train and continue school?
U can still go to school & compete at the same time. It takes awhile & lots of fighting to get MMA pro sponsorship contracts. The money is not as good as u think until your one of the top named guys in MMA.


If you haven't had Muay Thai training b4, being yourself an experienced Jujitsu fighter, U know that it'll take about 2-3 yrs of Muay Thai traning to develop proficient skills to competition level.


Are you planing to start in those submission only MMA competitions?

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for what it's worth, i dropped out of college to race motorcycles and then went back a few years later and got my Bachelors of Science degree. during college, i received my black belt in Shorin Ryu and competed intermurally (within the University clubs). it's fun and a great way to stay in shape. but i had no desire to compete professionally. i saw no money in it.

If you want to fight professionally, go for it. you can always fall back on college in later life. my wife is getting her BSN online.

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I can see the money coming soon. MMA is going to be bigger than boxing.

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I can see the money coming soon. MMA is going to be bigger than boxing.
That is a very true statement.

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Finish school bro- You can train the next few years for the cross-over to MMA. Then you'll be more prepared to compete as well as have a degree. Trust me man- if you don't finish school now- you probably never will.
good advice if you get injured seriously and it's 80% to happen sooner or later you want something to fall back on
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I can see the money coming soon. MMA is going to be bigger than boxing.
There aren't near as many big name boxers as there are fighters anymore and everyone is switching from watching boxing to the more exciting MMA fighting.

As for the original question, definitely finish college and then decide which you want to do. Any degree will be better than no degree once you get to old to fight anymore.
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