View Full Version : Would you fight a fight that you were expected to lose?

10-22-2002, 03:57 PM
Hey guys my next potential opponent has had 15 fights....has fought some of Pat Miletich's guys.....very well rounded. This is my 3rd fight. Would you go into a fight knowing you were a huge underdog or would you wait and get a better matchup?

10-22-2002, 03:58 PM
Sure -- it's a great way to test your ability.

10-22-2002, 04:01 PM
I'd do it......

10-22-2002, 04:01 PM
Remember I did this last time and I got beat.

10-22-2002, 04:25 PM
Well, your last fight was a CLOSE fight. You DID put up a strong fight. So, I wouldn't discount your achievement.

But, why'd you wait so long to decide that maybe someone with 15 fights is too advanced for you?

10-22-2002, 05:08 PM
Look at Big Daddy bro
Smoked Bernado
Was Wanderlei supposed to beat Sak?
Was Quinton supposed to beat Igor?
You can do it
If you lose? So what it gives you good experience and something to strive for

10-22-2002, 06:42 PM
go for it bro! just train yer ****in ass off.
if you lose then everyone won't trip cause this guy was so much "better" than you.
but if you WIN the your career should skyrocket!!!

give it your best & good luck!

10-22-2002, 10:55 PM
the way i see it is. iof you put on a good show it dont matter if you loose, especially if your the underdog.....but if you win then ppl will say hes ****en good he beat a ****er whos had 15 fighths etc etc

go for itt

10-22-2002, 11:40 PM
Well, my first opponent was over 195 lbs and couldn't drop weight so then I got possibly matched with this dude that had 15 fights. I was going to take it but then I got a call tonight with my definite opponent. He is 3-0 and just won the Gauntlet Trials which was an amateur tourney where the winner goes to nationals. So- this is still a good opponent but its more even I guess. Anyway, I'll keep you posted.

And stev yeah I did do well against the BJJ purple belt but its a mental disadvantage when you know you are the underdog.

10-23-2002, 12:28 AM
I thought I was going to lose when a guy busted me in the teeth with his elbow, but I regained composure and drilled the ******* in the jaw, then went in for the rib shots. He got thrown out of the bar, and I got free drinks.

pål johnsen
10-23-2002, 03:20 AM
i say do it! its allways better to be the underdog! you have nothing to lose!


10-23-2002, 10:55 AM
I'd do it, prove to everyone that you can hang with experience.

10-23-2002, 01:00 PM
**** it, man. You should not do it. I think you are not mentally ready to take this fight. You still have demons from the last fight. My advice it too take some easierfights to gain more confidence and then go for it. If you lose again then I could be mentally devastating. This is a sport that when you lose it means that you are in for a beatdown. I think your health is the most improtant thing. Take some tomato cans, then go for the big fish. And yes Vanderlei was suppose to beat Sak. i dunno wtf were people thinking when they picked Sak.

remco pardoel
10-23-2002, 02:00 PM
had it a few times...
don't care just go in and try to do your best

10-23-2002, 06:40 PM
Who cares about wins? Its a learning experience man. If you go out there with heart and lose a fight that no one expected you to win, but you do a great job and don't just die in the ring, you'll get more attention than fighting people you have a better chance against. Study who you're fighting every chance you get, and suprise the **** out of him with new stuff he won't expect. There's no such thing as an unwinnable fight. But that might just be because unwinnable isn't a word...

10-23-2002, 08:15 PM
I think you should do it as well. The experience could be great, and you can win! And if he knocks you out in like 42 seconds or something, at least you will be in his highlight vid.

10-23-2002, 09:21 PM
It is early days in your fight career...I think you should take it. If you lose, you lose, but you could also learn a lot from this fight, seriously, he may have some skills you haven't seen before or just a different focus. Either way you are going to improve from it I think

10-24-2002, 11:40 AM
There are not too many amateur fighters at my weight around here that will walk over me...... I dunno.....I do have some demons left over from my last fight because I got hurt pretty bad. I am telling you guys...if I got hurt again my wife would seriously want me to quit fighting. I know I am an adult and I am the man of the house and all that **** but its hard to do something that your family is totally against you know? (especially with a baby on the way) Anyway- new opponent- he has 3 fights. He is 3-0 and just won a tournament called The Gauntlet Trials. He now goes to the national MMA amateur tourney in Iowa and fights for a pro contract. I am going to fight him and see how it goes.

Tha Playa
10-24-2002, 04:01 PM
Make sure you post the results. Good luck acb.

Jay Pan ROKK
10-26-2002, 09:05 PM
You decide Academia, it is your life, your career, your efforts.

Have your eyes high in the future, project your future and do whatever it takes you ...

Do consciously but do not forget ever to follow your heart.

The most honorable fight is with ourselves, to a point where no question arises.