As many people in the poker community know, a few years ago I gave up a life of trying to min-bet my way to big profits on the intertubes to take up cage fighting. As some subset of those people know, I am also fighting this Saturday November 24 in my home town of Vancouver BC.
Last time I fought, 2+2 was awesome and I received a ton of support in the treads, Twitterverse etc. After that fight ended in my favour, I really felt the love of the poker community and was proud to represent them in the fighting world. I'm still far from a great fighter and still a nobody in the fight world, but I'm working hard and doing the best I can.
I am super, super, super ready for this fight. I am basically injury-free, been super dialed in on health and fitness, and been pushed like hell by my teammates also fighting on the card (and another local card next week). I'm definitely the best fighter I've ever been and am ready to deliver. I hear my opponent, despite his 0-1 record, is a good fighter as well with wrestling experience. His loss came a couple months ago at a 140lb catchweight. He weighed in officially at 131 and his opponent now fights at 145 so he was probably giving up 20lb or so. It was his team that wanted this fight to be at 125 (which is the reason I have a big bowl of kale, spinach, hard boiled egg, skinless chicken and no dressing in front of me right now). I love carbs as much as the next guy and I am very angry about the fact that I am forced to cut weight, so I plan to take it out on him.
If you are a Vancouver local, it would be awesome if you could attend the fight. If you buy tickets through www.bfltix.com
and use the promo code "CHAN", I get some nominal amount of money (10% iirc). I don't really care about the money, but I would like to be known as someone who can move tickets, so if you do use this code I'd be happy to Stars transfer whatever I make off of your purchase.
For the majority of you who are not in Vancouver, you can order the fight on PPV at http://battlefieldfl.com/live
. There's no code for that but if you want to tweet @battlefieldFL to tell them you're ordering it because of me, sweet. I don't want fame, I don't want money, I just want more fights and experience.
Even though I've never been super-active on 2+2, I'm going to do my best to monitor this thread for the next 24 hours and answer as many questions as I can. I know lots of people are curious about fighting (many people watch MMA but not as many know a fighter personally) so feel free to fire away. I do have a family dinner tonight (at which I won't actually be eating) so I appreciate your patience.
Thanks everyone for the support and I plan on putting on a great fight.