Been offered my first fight. What do?

Ok so I've been training MMA for a year now, competed in a few ground competitions but never stand up/ MMA. My coach has just asked if I want to fight and said he wouldn't ask if he didn't think I was ready, but I'm not sure. Im not totally happy with my stand up game- I'm a good striker but shit at defence, like Wanderlei Silva.

Should I just grow a pair and do it? Or should I work on my stand up? Phone Post

What's the timeframe till your fight? I'm sure you can tighten up your hands if its 8 or 10 weeks out.

If you're not comfortable or confident, don't do it. These kind of feelings can just multiply. What's the rush?



Keep training and working hard on our weaknesses. Your coach obviously knows your game but at the end of the day you're the one that has to get in there, and you better be sure you're ready because it can be a pretty scary place if you're not ready!

  

Dude. Big step. Honestly are you ready to get hit really hard in the face....a lot ? Phone Post

If you have a good coach and think your ready go for it. You'll more than likely fight someone on the same level as yourself Phone Post

I think your best step would be to get some advice from the internet. Perhaps try a message board?

If its amateur do it, you learn the most from testing yourself. Only if you want to fight of course Phone Post

The op says this in his post...

"I'm a good striker but shit at defence, like Wanderlei Silva."

Yet people are still giving him sincere advice. This be a troll thread.

 if you have to ask you should probably give up during instructions

Mix6APlix - You just compared yourself to Vanderlei Silva, you are obviously ready.

I'm not comparing myself to him in terms of ability, mearly pointing out he is all attack and no defence. Phone Post

The Cooler - I think your best step would be to get some advice from the internet. Perhaps try a message board?

A message board used by people who have been in my situation and could offer better advice than the average person. Try again knob head Phone Post

 If you trust your coach's judgement, do it.  If not, find another coach.

BobD -  If you trust your coach's judgement, do it.  If not, find another coach.

Great answer my friend Phone Post

Meffin - A message board used by people who have been in my situation and could offer better advice than the average person. Try again knob head


"Coach...I know I pay you to train me and advise me...but the UG says that I should/shouldn't fight, depending on whose advice I take."

My eyes can't roll hard enough. Poor effort, troll.

Hey UG...my mechanic, who I have a close relationship with...almost like a coach...anyway, he says I need a new transmission.

What do you guys think? Do I need a new transmission?

The Cooler -
Meffin - A message board used by people who have been in my situation and could offer better advice than the average person. Try again knob head


"Coach...I know I pay you to train me and advise me...but the UG says that I should/shouldn't fight, depending on whose advice I take."

My eyes can't roll hard enough. Poor effort, troll.

Get a life dude Phone Post

The Cooler - Hey UG...my mechanic, who I have a close relationship with...almost like a coach...anyway, he says I need a new transmission.

What do you guys think? Do I need a new transmission?

Good one... Phone Post

The Cooler - I think your best step would be to get some advice from the internet. Perhaps try a message board?


LOL

Your coach thinks your ready, that says something, it's up to whether you want to be a fighter or just train. I feel you'd be glad you'd tried either way it came out. Everyone gets butterflies, just put your finger down your throat, puke up your lunch and you should feel much better, you'll do fine.

Meffin - Get a life dude


My doctor says I should get my appendix removed. What do you, as a UGer, think?

PS...I know you are but what am I.

Meffin - Good one... <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


Thanks, e-Wand.