Coach’s blog – follow up to ‘when to turn pro’

Thomas Campbell
SSF Fighter Thomas Campbell

Editor’s note: In Ron Dayley’s Oct. 19 “Coach’s blog” the subject was “how to know when a fighter is ready to turn pro.” This is a follow up to that article.

Thomas Campbell of SSF Submission Academy Clarksville, Tenn., and Steven Durr of SSF Murray, Ky., both fought in the HooknShoot 8 Man 145lbs Tournament.

We knew that the competition was going to be tough and we started training for it a month out.  Since we didn’t know who or what order they would be fighting we worked on everything, especially conditioning since the winner of the tournament could possibly fight a total of 9 rounds.

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HOOKnSHOOT looking for real amateur fighters

How about a $2,900 belt you get to keep as an amateur champion.
How about a $2,900 belt you get to keep as an amateur champion.

HOOKnSHOOT established in 1994, running MMA since 1995 (second only to the UFC) – It seems the MMA scene has been overtaken with a plague of more shows than fighters.

It’s seemingly impossible to put together even 10 fights anymore.   No one wants to fight out of their own show or comfort zone.  And new promoters (some of whom have never set foot on a mat or trained a day) don’t seem to be doing anything to compensate amateurs for their hard work or even care about anything other than making money.

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