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Old 11-21-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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I'm fighting on Saturday: AMA

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.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:08 PM   #2
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Re: I'm fighting on Saturday: AMA

good luck man. way down in florida so can't make it but kick some ass
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:09 PM   #3
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Re: I'm fighting on Saturday: AMA

How old are you and what are your long term fighting goals? Are you driven on making the big leagues (UFC, Bellator, and others), or are you content taking local fights the rest of your career?
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:17 PM   #4
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Re: I'm fighting on Saturday: AMA

saw ur last fight gl man
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:20 PM   #5
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Re: I'm fighting on Saturday: AMA

Go get him. Focus all your attention and energy. Leave nothing out of the ring.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:20 PM   #6
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Re: I'm fighting on Saturday: AMA

If you leave your opponent lifelessly slumped against the cage, can we expect your corner man to remind you to check on your opponent, and get some fans?

Also, GLGL!
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:31 PM   #7
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Big support for TChan! Make it 3-0!
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:41 PM   #8
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Re: I'm fighting on Saturday: AMA

definitely pulling for a fellow 2p2er.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:48 PM   #9
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Re: I'm fighting on Saturday: AMA

Can you share any footage of your opponent?
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:55 PM   #10
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Re: I'm fighting on Saturday: AMA

I live in Van City where is the fight taking place?
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:58 PM   #11
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glgl will be watching and rooting if I can
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:58 PM   #12
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How much can you bench?
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:02 PM   #13
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what's your favorite novel?
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:05 PM   #14
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also who would win in a fight, you or a fully trained rottweiler?
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:13 PM   #15
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Re: I'm fighting on Saturday: AMA

How much money and time have you directly invested into this sport? I know it's tough to give a definitive answer -- for instance, I'm not sure you should include that your food that costs 2-3x as much -- but try to break it down for us.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:20 PM   #16
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Just how massive a role does ones heart play in MMA? Im fascinated that there are guys like carlos condit who have never been knocked out or submitted in their professional careers and somehow recover from bad hits- just seems incredible to me. gl in the fight.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:25 PM   #17
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AMA is reddit, in these parts we do a "well"
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:26 PM   #18
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GL man!
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:26 PM   #19
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AMA is reddit, in these parts we do a "well"
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do you even lift?
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:28 PM   #20
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Get em Terrence.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:35 PM   #21
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glgl huge fan.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:36 PM   #22
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Re: I'm fighting on Saturday: AMA

Guess I will do it, would you rather fight 1 horse size duck or 100 duck size horses? and why?
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:54 PM   #23
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Best of luck this Saturday and being prepared you should do fine.

Question- Why do you think in general Pokersites like Stars haven't been sponsoring MMA fighters/organizations over the past 5 years as the sport has been exploding?
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:57 PM   #24
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Re: I'm fighting on Saturday: AMA

What would breakfast, lunch and dinner look like when you're putting on weight for a fight?

How many 5 year-olds could you take on at once?
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:58 PM   #25
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Does Chuck Norris still "have it"?
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