SPEhosting, on 22 January 2013 - 10:40, said:
you make perfect sense, but at the same time I kind of just want to go in and get started I rather take what I know put up a good fight and lose winning isnt important to me.
I know lots of other skills but only parts... I know some defensive judo, a tiny tiny bit of thai boxing, generic boxing and some wrestling holds and pins... obviously not enough to class my self as a fighter in any of them and its just moves I have picked up from training and sparring with people of other disciplines. I just think if I could get one MMA fight I can see what I need to work on ... when I friendly I learn so much of my mistakes and techniques that I think a real fight would do so much more for me even if its just one until I get better lol and bar fights dont count.
This is the thing, while you admit you know "parts" they will of been training for years so know alot more and are more disciplined and im going to guess alot fitter seeing as your just getting back into it all. MMA is a great sport but also a violent one where injury can mean the end of a career or worse (not heard of a death yet but its always possible i have seen legs and arms broke though!) if they were to let people into a cage just because "they" thought they were ready it would mean there were alot more injury's not only that but it would give the sport a bad reputation (Safety first as Dana White says).
As for seeing what you need to work on thats whats sparing is there for oh and of cause friends and other gym members you can discuss what needs to be worked on, work together in slower motion and arrange to improve it. In the cage its fast paced and you woudlnt have a clue till you'd lost the fight or even were injured. So im sorry but im going to have to stick with the professionals on this one and say train more if its something you really want to do, dont forget if they break there arm they have money and can afford to be out of work if you break your arm and are unable to code can you afford it? Maybe you can, but im guessing it would put more train and stress on you than them lol.