I am sure that many of you know that I had my first fight almost two weeks ago, and unfortunately I was caught and knocked out after dominating the fight up until that point. I have a link to the full card here, with my fight beginning at the 27:00 mark of the video. This friday on ROOT sports at 8 pm the fight will air and after that I believe that the promotoer will put all fights on youtube. I will also try to post those as soon as I can. Unfortunately I lost my debut but I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of support I received even in defeat, with Renzo Gracie actually following me on twitter and giving me an inspirational speech so to speak. My jiu jitsu felt very good during the whole fight, unfortunately under Pennsylvania's novice amateur rules, there is no ground and pound to the head until both fighters have at least three victories with a winning record.
I really need to work on my striking defense and am still recovering from the KO so I cannot give a time when I return, as it is not really up to me, but my coaches to tell me when I am ready, and when I am ready I will make a hard run through the rest of my amateur career as my goal is to win my next ten fights before I go pro. In the meantime once I can get back to training I will keep working on improving my boxing, my Muay Thai, my wrestling and of course my jiu jitsu. I also plan on starting to do IBJJF and NAGA tournaments this year coming up to help improve my competition mindset, and I even did a small gi jiu jitsu tournament this past weekend, placing second.
Anyways, watch my fight, watch other fights if you like. Hope you enjoy.