I've been lurking the forums for a bit, but never posted before. I have my first mma fight coming up in 5 weeks, and I was hoping to get some advice on a couple of things. Here's a little bit of background info. I'm mainly a judo and bjj practitioner, and I'm very confident in my takedowns and ground game. However, I have almost no stand-up game. So you can imagine that I'm doing the boxing crash course right now.
I weigh 200 lbs and I have always competed at my natural weight. I have to cut to 185 for the fight, so what is a realistic weight cutting schedule for a first time cut like this? Weigh ins are the day before the fight.
I know from experience that I have the stamina to wrestle for 3 rounds, but I'm not so sure about this striking stuff. Other than my regular jogging, what can I do to build my cardio?
It's clear to me that I have to get serious about what I put in my body now. I've been reading about the supplement's at the store, but I'm pretty confused. Any advice on what I should start taking? What do you guys think is worthwhile?
Thanks in advance for any help you want to give.