The Next Step: I Fight In The Cage At 205 lbs. Against Jeff HolcombNovember 3rd, 2012 by Joshua Scott Beranis
Across the board it is being called a bad idea. So most everyone has suggested this not be the plan of action for me. Against the good advice of those who have been doing this professionally, and those who are familiar with the sport to degrees much higher than my own, I will be fighting Jeff Holcomb on December 1 at The Point Casino.
I just don’t feel like I can give the reader everything they are looking for in MMA journalism unless I start taking bigger risks, and modify my schedule (much to my expense) to fit with the lifestyle of someone who takes this sport very seriously, and has entered the cage themselves.
The regiment has already begun. I am dieting, exercising, and seeking further light in the realm of MMA as far as training and technique. What I am doing is not something anyone should do, especially having minimal training, and going up against a former pro who has agreed to fight an amateur bout to help me get a taste of the sport’s reality.
If I am going to take a risk, I might as well risk everything. Besides, the blog is suffering from the constraint of a rigid and unpredictable work schedule, and writing is the only thing that has kept me sane during these hard times. It is time.
So watch your local MMA writer pull a sort of impractical publicity stunt, not just with the aim of promoting himself, but with the aim of getting hands on experience which will shape future coverage of MMA.