MMA Sometimes, Backing down IS an option :(

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  1. Optamix

    Optamix New Member

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    Only one guy showed up to the kickboxing sparring session last night at the new school I went too.

    This guy is Russian(Lithuania I believe). Hes had 7 (6-1) under ground Russian no holds barred, vale tudo fights. Hardcore is the wrong word for this guy.

    He is a kickboxer, Combat Sambo, and MMA guy. About 190, a bit shorter than me.

    We are going to start with some kickboxing, but in open finger MMA sparring gloves. About 50-60% so its enough to hurt but not enough to break the other person.

    I opened with a jab/back leg leg kick. He slipped the jab, caught my leg and nailed me with an overhand right to the chin. I saw stars. He asked me if that was to hard, or if I was ok.

    Well, you see, I don't back down.

    So we start back and I fake a low kick and hit the supreman punch, nailed him with it, he plants his feet and clocks me with a right straight that sent me staggering, then followed with a right leg high kick to the head. Again with the stars.

    Every exchange after that went the same way, IF I hit him, he always got the better exchange, but I didn't want to go out like a total bitch, I wanted to at least get a few exchanges in where I won them. He kept asking if I wanted to soften up the punches but nope, I DON'T BACK DOWN. In fact, lets turn it up a notch.

    He is tearing me up with leg kicks and head kicks. His punches were fucking accurate and crisp.

    We did 2 rounds like that.

    The next round we go full MMA. I think maybe I can get the take down and show why BJJ is better than Sambo.

    I learned something new that night. I don't know if BJJ is actually > Sambo, but HIS sambo is defiantly better than my BJJ.

    So the MMA round starts, I fake the take down, Jab(grazes him) and shoot for a hard double leg. He sprawls back, I stand up to drive. He knees me and somehow hip tosses me(WTF?!) and we go down hard with him in sidemount. The beating progresses until he just stops and stands back up.

    Repeat the stand up destruction, but this time add in Sambo throws to me getting the crap kicked out of me. Got caught in leg locks I didn't know existed.


    So today I've got some bruising around my eye, my nose is swollen, I can't open my jaw all the way, both my elbows are swollen and hurt VERY bad, lower back is sore and bruised, bruises down my leg, right knee is jacked, and my right ankle is swollen and I can't really put weight on it.

    Go me.

    Fuck you ego, fuck you.
     
  2. AK-47

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    backing down is NEVER AN OPTION! might as well cancel your fight with tony, because he just won


    oh and that guy sounds like a beast, how old is he and where did he train in russia?
     
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    29. He is here for grad school. I'm officially scared of this guy. Like, I had nightmares about him killing my family :hs:

    He is super nice too, well spoken. But a fucking beast on the mat.

    We rolled some afterwards, he is easily a striped purple or early brown belt on the ground.

    I tried to knee bar him, I was unsuccessful :mamoru:

    I'm not sure where he trained at in Russia though. But he made it sound like he trained specifically for the fights over there. He said if you won the money was really good.

    He has scars on his face from getting cut(no gloves). He said a few of the places were chain link around concrete floors. He was telling me in those places, going to the ground is not an option because your head will get bounced off the ground when you get punched. So it turns into a kickboxing fight because no one will try for the take down.

    He was telling me there are no judges or time limits, and if two fighters are to tired to keep fighting then its a draw and they rematch the next event.
     
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    :eek3: holy fuck, thats some hardcore shit
     
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    He is going to be a great training partner. He said when I'm back in the gym on Tuesday that he will do some pad work with me, and work with me on learning to time the overhand right as a counter for the leg kick.
     
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    Fun is the wrong word for it.

    But its good training. After I ruin Tony maybe I will retire.

    This not being able to sleep because of the pain is getting old.
     
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    posting in the training forum is an option










    :wiggle:
     
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    I posted a run down of what I did there, but didn't type out the whole story.
     
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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    well sometimes pulling out a gun is really your only other option.
     
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    Yeah those eastern euros are crazy tough fighters. I used to train with a guy who used to run some underground boxing over in Poland. He once went a full round without throwing a punch Im not sure why but it confused the guy he was fighting enough to get caught with a big straight right and get koed next round.
     
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    He made me feel like a girl :(
     
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    Russians are different from us. There's one at my gym who came out for beer and wings with us once. After finishing his wings and eating all the cartilage off them, he snapped the bones open and sucked the marrow out.
     
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    I couldn't even cover up with blankets last night it hurt so bad.

    So I just jacked the heat up and slept on top(kinda slept).
     
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    Lets compare


    Getting trashed in vegas > getting the shit kicked out of you by some slavic kickboxer.

    I hate you jeff. With all my heart I hate you.
     
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    might as well count him as 7-1 then
     
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    Faux hawk for the win.
     
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    :squint:
     
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    What a fag that guy is. Looks like he likes his shit pushed in by 5 black men
     
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    you lose weight?
     
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    So much for operation 170 :mamoru:
     
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    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    at least your head is pointy
     
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    :rofl: It's all good, I'm back up to 190 :wtc:
     
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    you got a big head, you must hate the standup because every punch thrown connects with your face
     

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