View Full Version : Message from Carlos Newton....


realkaps
02-05-2004, 10:14 PM
Posted on the UG by the man himself.....

Hi Guys,
I have been getting many questions on the fight, mostly, what the heck happened? First, I would like to apologize not for losing the fight but for the fight being so boing.

As for what happened? well, 1. Charuto happened. A great grappler with a bright future ahead of him, Congradulations Renalto! 2. I never felt so sluggish and weak in a fight ever before. Perhaps the late coming in didn't help but I think it had more to do with weight category and training ethic.

To elaborate on the above, I have been weight training over the last year to keep size up for Pride and I think cutting the weight is really hurting me. I believe perhaps I have physically outgrown 170lbs. Also in hind sight, if I'm being honest, "you fight the way you train" and my attentions have been divided. It's obvious to me now, as I see it with one black eye, I must make changes to my lifestyle.

My academic carreer will be put on hold until I have made much improvement in my abilities to preform at todays fast improving level of competition. I probably should have made such a decision long ago, but it is sometimes hard to let go of some dreams in order to achive others; and being in love doesn't help when it comes to chosing the fight game over your long term future.

I would like to thank my supporters, who havn't broken their legs yet jumping off my band wagon; I have just one thing to say to you guys, "we'll be back". And I have to thank my consistant training partners (dispite what Rogan says) who are excellent! If any of you guys on the forum want to help me train for a future fight just let me know through my new web sight Carlos Newton.com or at WarriorMAC.com. I am certainly going to need all the help I can get.

Thanks for the time and all of your support in the past,

Carlos Newton

Kempo Chris
02-05-2004, 10:27 PM
Good man

wondermut
02-05-2004, 11:30 PM
I like him!

Zen
02-05-2004, 11:40 PM
Carlos is alot like Randy. It's really hard to not be a fan of his. I hope he comes back better than ever.

realkaps
02-05-2004, 11:43 PM
He is putting academics on hold to fight, that is true love for the sport. Especially going thru med school......

strato
02-06-2004, 01:47 AM
This loss will open the eyes of Carlos Newton to a whole new world of training. I don't expect this to happen to him again. I would just blow this one off and call it a bad fight. You can't win all the time, look at Matt Hughes. By the way, he will be back also. Sometimes a loss will reignite a dying flame. We all need it to happen to us sometimes to spark our drive.

Fallout
02-06-2004, 02:55 AM
thats the interesting thing about MMA. A loss doesn't end your career

A guy with 8 losses in boxing would be done. MMA is a different animal and there are so many differents weapons and ways to get beat, one loss doesn't mean as much as it would in boxing

Curly Howard
02-06-2004, 02:57 AM
3 UFC losses will end a career

Mr Boogaloo
02-06-2004, 07:49 AM
Carlos so comes across like a nice bloke. I hope the very best for him and I, personally, am very happy up here on the bandwagon.

Piedra
02-06-2004, 10:43 PM
win or lose newton is always an spectacle.