Robert A wrote:
I was thinking about making the threat to post vids again, but then others decided to go the non-jerk route.
I have heard that this guy has been talking shit, he actually messaged me via FB and said the matchmaker wants us to have a feud.
"Hey, no hard feelings. I just respect you so little that I figured saying bad things because a third party wants me to is ok." I never got the "no hard feelings" thing. If you say it, you own it.
I really hope for his sake he has a solid chin because he is gonna get it tested on Friday.[/quote]
Fuck him and his solid chin.
If you chin check him and he takes it; than make him take it again. If his plan to face you hinges on "durability" than he should be formally invited to start the war of attrition. His body will get "tired" of being hurt before you get tired of hurting him.
Point the second:
Nothing wrong with damaging other things as well. If you put him on queer street, or even if you don't, than is a great time to go downstairs. A wobbly guy can't tighten up, brace, or block body shots or check leg kicks any better than he can head shots. Jaw, nose, solar plexus, liver should make no difference to you. If he wants to cover up so that he can keep running his cock holster to hype his next fight that is fine. Cave his ribs in.
I feel my cardio is great and I have learned how to cut so I have not really lost any power or strength. My only problem is I am old and truthfully I just cannot do this for as long and as hard as I could have a few years ago. I can be a total badass for three rounds though and that is all I need then I can puss around for a week I guess.[/quote]
There are two tried and true methods for "old" fighters to stay "dangerous". I am sure you have seen both of these work plenty of times. If you are honest you have probably had them work on you and for you.
Make the other guy do more work than you, to accomplish less.
In MMA Randy Couture is a great example of this, because he basically smothered and ground on guys for the whole fight. He made them have to constantly be "on" so that even younger fighters ground down and got winded. A lot of BJJ guys are fantastic at this. They accomplish a lot with posture/technique and force the other guy to burn energy to stay even. Then they can sub or improve position when the other guy is wheezing.
In boxing/striking fighters that make the other guy take more steps and miss more often sort of do the same thing. They are always in position and force the other guy to do more work to get off. The effect is that they make their opponent do 1 and a half rounds worth of work to their one.
Basically, they make every second take more out of the other guy than it does them.
Return on Investment or sell your energy/life dearly
These guys hurt you. They don't just burn energy, they accomplish things for that energy. They damage with shots, they fuck up your breathing when they grab you. The idea here is that while they may get tired, the other guy is hurt/put in a poor position to take advantage.
Also, pain/injury is scary and tiring.
Boxers who have a good stiff jab can all fit in here. They may be active and throwing punches, but very few fighters can effectively "wear someone down" through two swollen eyes and one nostril.
Grapplers who make dominant position punishing fit here. Grinding an elbow or forearm into someone's throat/eye socket/nose/below their clavicle can do wonders for making them stop thinking and start focusing on the pain. Then you can REALLY start to attack.
These are basically the same thing.
You wrote you are old. Fine. Embrace it. You don't need to have one more "fight". Winning interests you.
At this point you know what your best techniques are.
You know how to apply them.
It isn't just about "setting the pace" or "not gassing". It is about doing something for A RESULT.
You have spent hundreds of hours learning what results you want.
You have spent thousands of hours developing the techniques to get those results.
You have spent years of your life cultivating the discipline to calmly, practically, and proficiently accomplish your goals.
You are going to hurt this man. He only gets to pick how.
He wants to talk trash and Facebook because it is fun. It won't be fun when the fight starts. No like button is going to save him when he is feeling his own blood run down his throat. Hype won't buy him one extra breath in the cage.
If he wants to "stand and bang" than you create angles and make him your heavy bag. "Banging" is for young men. You are just going to hurt him. If he lands on you, you are in position to hit him back. WHEN he misses, you are still going to hit him back.
If you go to the ground you have spent hours honing skills at something you don't even like. You will make him work, and then make him pay for working wrong. Underneath him you can sweep him, submit him, or just squirt out from under him. You are way, WAY too experienced to go chasing a submission that isn't working. You know how to improve your position. On top, you can sure as hell make him more miserable than you. You can make him beg for you to take an arm or his neck. You put in the work, not because you liked it. You put in the work because that is what you do.
He is going to be facing a skillset that you developed OVER years, and the kind commitment to succeed that can only be developed by years of triumphs and disappointments alike. I hope he has a hell of a lot of fun on face book because you are going to teach him that he shoulda stuck with Farmville.