So check this out, I took a month off from the forum to train for grapplers quest. (a long month at that). My goal was to win the 140 and under advance division. Well last week my goal changed.
I got a call and was asked if I wanted to be in the 8 man 150 and under pro division. Mike fowler, dave jacobs, taveras, superfreak, alan teo, jeff glover, and mike murclik were all in it. So I jumped at the chance. My first opponent would be our very own Mike Murclik. (BJJ Brown belt, ADCC Vet) and in the event I got past him I would have to go against teo or glover. two guys that have beaten me before. And if some miracle of god happend and I beat them i would have to go against either flower, jacobs, superfreak, or traver in the finals. Its safe to say the odds were stacked against me.
So my goals was simply to get past the first round. I figured I couldnt get to the second round without winning the first. I know Mike and hes a SUPER great guy, so I fgured if i beat him that would be good enough for me and I would die a happy man (so to speak).
I figured if I played an active game against him he would get tired and I would be able to somehow pull off the win. So thats what my game plan was. To watch my feet cause hes super good at leg locks and to stay active so i can tire him out and hopefully win in the closing mins of our match.
Well things didnt go like planned. I stayed active like I was planning on and I watched my feet (for the most part). To make a long story short, he got me with a toe hold at around the 6 min mark. And I had no choice but to tap. I was disappointed when I lost. And to make matters worse my ankle was SO swolen that I wasnt able to compete in the 140 advance division after that.
So like the thread title says, Im sorry I let everyone down. My teammates, my sponsors ( www.matfighting.com www.hitmanfightgear.com and Bite Me mouth guards), and everyone that supported me and helped me out.
MAJOR props to Brain Cimmins for letting me compete in his 8 man. It was an honor and Im sorry I didnt put on a better showing.
And to my man Sav, thanks for letting me crash at your house and being a great host. You looked after me and I really apperciated it.