My MMA journey: Redux
- 11-12-2008, 05:48 PM
My MMA journey: Redux
After a lot of thinking and even more nights of boredom and aimlessness, I have made a major, major decision regarding my current circumstances. I will not be attending the Spring semester for grad school; I am not withdrawing, just not attending for the Spring. It has just not met my expectations and it is hurting my motivation to study. During my sabbatical, I am going to return to the cage to hopefully get 3-4 fights from January-June. I already have my first one lined up for January 24th in Austin, TX for a promotion called the XFC.
However, this will not be at 170 lbs, I am dropping down to 155 because it is a better fit for my frame. I haven't fought at this weight before, but I was supposed to last November until my opponent got hurt and the replacement was at 170. Anywho, I have 10 weeks to go from ~185 to ~170. I will be able to slough off 7 lbs or so through tightening of diet and getting back to training full-time. It will not be very easy, but I know that I can get there. I could probably cut down from 175 if need be, but I am aiming lower to make it a little easier.M.Ed. Ex Phys
- 11-12-2008, 06:48 PM
Wow, good luck!
@ 5'10" you'll be fairly tall for 155 without being too thin. I regularly spar w/ a 6'2" 170 guy in boxing and he's thinking of dropping to 155 and competing but he seems to be stretched out too much already at 170.
11-12-2008, 07:31 PM
11-12-2008, 09:45 PM
11-13-2008, 03:56 AM
11-13-2008, 12:26 PM
I have asked you this before but never got an answer, what gym do you train out of? and where is it at?
11-13-2008, 02:34 PM
11-13-2008, 03:56 PM
As resident eternal grad student, I can tell you that grad school isn't always what you expect, and it's even worse if you are doing research. A lot of people lose the drive or interest along the way. You're young and have the goal of fighting. This is the appropriate age to try it as your body can take a pounding and you don't have a family and kids as I recall. Good luck!
11-13-2008, 04:33 PM
11-13-2008, 04:44 PM
11-19-2008, 12:23 AM
wait did the school newspaper down there do an article on you? I was just down there and saw that in Texas State's newsletter or some kind of publiction on campus.
anyway, good luck on your decision man. I have taken several breaks from school. I just can't do it for too long. I will get my degree eventually lol
11-19-2008, 01:27 PM
11-19-2008, 01:31 PM
no ****e. So how did that one go? According to the paper he is the best things since sliced bread. What was his name? Maybe I could find that fight on youtube or something.
11-19-2008, 01:33 PM
11-20-2008, 02:55 AM
Nice to see I came back to the forum just in time to see a log of interest. Good luck Rodja, and I'll be checking in.
11-20-2008, 03:00 AM
11-21-2008, 06:04 AM
How did you tailor your split to coincide with your training?
11-21-2008, 09:28 PM
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