when I said I fought like shit, I meant a couple of things. First I had been sick, but really wanted this win, so I wasnt going to pull out. I felt great the day of, besides a hole in my ear drum, until the fight actually started. At about 3 and a half minutes I am in his gaurd and I realize I couldnt throw punches because my body was just worn out. I wasnt winded, just couldnt explode or anything. I am sure this was from nearly 2 weeks of inactivity before the fight, but like I said, I felt great the day of so I didnt think it would be a problem.
Secondly, when I say I fought like shit, I did the absolute OPPOSITE what my gameplan was. I eat mofos up standing up, but for somre reason I committed to body locking and taking Melvin down first chance I got. Clementi drills it into for a month before the fight, "stay tight with your standup, work the first round, youll catch him and hurt him in the second"
What do I do? I jab, body lock, get whizzered and snag that armbar in the transition right off the bat. Anyway, live and learn and I am banging my next fight till one of us drops.
Oh thanks Russ for the support bro, I always enjoy seeing you at the fights and I always love looking at your pics. I can see now that Calvin Martin pic coming up over and over again when someone wants to see weird MMA pics:)