I just met this guy at the gym that I hadn’t seen for years, he’s very friendly but pretty intense. We both happen to be training at the same MMA gym on different schedules, and he asked me if I wanted to join his sparring group that he runs with his buddies. Apparently they just meet and duke it out in full contact fights with gloves, mouth piece and helmet.
It sounded pretty cool but he started telling me about how big and crazy his buddies were, and he’s actually pretty nuts himself lol. Not just because he has good mma experience, but he also seems pretty aggressive and reckless. I don’t know how safe it is to spare in such an environment.
I picked up Muay thai and combat submission wrestling recently, I’ve got the base down but I don’t know if I’m ready for all-out sparring. That said, I like a challenge and it would probably help me improve very fast. Fighting for real will always beat working an heavy bag right?
What do you guys think? Am I just gonna get knocked the fuck out and should pass on it at least for a while, or should I try my luck?