If I had a nickel for every time some kid said this to me I’d be rich…VERY RICH!
Most people don’t want to ever fight in a cage, plain and simple. There is, however a lot of people that do want to fight MMA, or so they think they do anyway.
I would never try to tell a person that they can’t do something. But at the same time not everyone is cut out for fighting in a cage. The training is tough, the fight itself is tough.
Most of the people that come to me (90%) for mma classes do so to get in shape, learn self defense and make friends. Nothing more then that, and that’s fine.
With all that said…I do and have trained champion fighters. So If you think you’ve got what it takes and you really wanna hop into a cage and maybe one day fight in the UFC, then this blog post is for you.
First thing you need to do is call to make an appointment at my academy in Annapolis Maryland. Info is below:
Ivey League Mixed Martial Arts
836 Ritchie Hwy, Unit #5
Severna Park, MD
(443) 517 8958
Make an appointment, come in and take the 30 day FREE trial. After that enroll in one of our many programs and start training a few days a week.
Get accepted into CAP classes (Combat Athlete Program) Begin more intense training and more days training (5+).
From there you will need to start competing in BJJ tournaments, both with and without the gi. So make sure to purchase a gi when you start your training. (gis can be picked up at our academy)
From this point you start to fight in lower level Kickboxing events all around the east coast.
You get your first MMA fight on the beginner level.
You do a bunch of fight (4-5 a year) and you make your way to the UFC from there.
Is this an easy road? No. No not one bit. Anyone that tells you making a name and winning fights in MMA is easy is nuts and has no idea what they’re talking about. It takes lots of training, learning and time in to make it to the big time like the UFC.
However, with a good team backing you, like Team Lloyd Irvin, you can make it to the top. Most people can do it and have the talent. It’s just that most people also lack the drive and grit to do it.
So, before you call or email me asking if I will train you to be in the UFC please read the above stuff. Ask yourself if this is something you really want? Be truthful to yourself. Are you up for the challenge? If so then yeah, call me!
–Master Danny Ives
P.S. Below is a video of UFC fighter and Team Lloyd Irvin member Mike Easton. Check it out!