>5'8. >25. >115 lbs. >Never was into sports

>5'8
>25
>115 lbs
>Never was into sports
If I start training now, what are my chances of becoming a decent MMA fighter? I trust you guys got a satisfactory awser.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You have t - 10 years
    Athletes keep around 34 years of age.
    If you can speedrun learning BBJ, Muay Thai and Boxing in the next 4 years.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      *peek

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Could be possible? How long would you say someone gets proficient in a striking sport? 2 years going 4-5 times a week?
      And should you reallly supplement Muay Thai with boxing since Muay Thai already will cover some hand striking already?
      I’d imagine it might take longer to get proficient at grappling due to the complexity and techniques.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Muay thai has no complex dodging or slipping, Muay thai is usually a war of attrition, how much can you tanks before going down.
        You could skip boxing but you will have some knowledge hole.
        >Could be possible? How long would you say someone gets proficient in a striking sport?
        Depends on the fighter and his fighting IQ, some learn quick and others slow.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I mean, anything is. If you live breathe and shit martial arts for next 5 years, and I mean 4 or 5 times a week won't cut it.

        I am certain you don't have it in you just because you asked that question.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You will never know if you have a natural ability in something unless you try it.
    Deontay Wilder first started training at 20 years of age and 2 years later won a medal in the Olympics.
    Just start training seriously, if you have potential somebody will notice.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Almost certainly 0%
    If getting into high level athletics was as easy enough that anyone starting from scratch in adulthood could do it there would be a lot more people doing it
    Elite athletes have been in sports since they were children and typically have been among the best at those sports for their whole lives

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you weren't lifting since age 15 it's impossible to reach 1/2/3/4

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Never said elite.
      I want to be superior to an average guy but I know I will never be a top 100 world champion.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    At 25 you will need to dedicate yourself entirely for the next several years. You have about ~10-12 years before you expire and younger men dominate you.

    Get on the ground first, it takes at least 3 years to become seriously competitive in grappling. BJJ and wrestling, but BJJ is more accessible to adults.

    Muay Thai next. Boxing to refine technique afterwards. Drill them together in an MMA gym with a popular amateur rep, network with local promoters, and always take fights to win, not as an ego boost.

    Also, go up to 135-140 at minimum so that you can cut down to 125 and below safely. You'll get eaten alive if you compete at your walking weight.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you want to?
    Do amateur martial arts and get a good job, you'll be much happier.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Guess I've always seen myself as weak and I want external validation that Im not.
      Im that kind of homosexual.

      Define decent.
      Decent enough to beat most people in a street fight? Fricking easy, literally just show up and in 3-6 months you already can beat the majority of the untrained population.
      Decent enough to be a professional? Well going pro is not as hard as it sounds, you can get a few pro fights at a low level with just a few months of training but if you wanted for example be a decent ufc fighter then that's a different story.
      YOU CAN DO IT but is very hard and you would need to have essentially perfect training from day one and be already aware of all the technicalities needed for fighting so you can speedrun your progress, it is possible but you need to have some talent, a lot of dedication and even more desire to learn more and more about both fighting and training so you can get the best results possible as fast as possible.

      I dont want to be the next world champion. But I want to be better than amateur.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You don't have to go to MMA right away.
        Find a boxing gym and if you make it through the training.
        Shop around. MMA is after all different martial arts... with a lot of social media bullshit mixed in.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Idiot

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you really commit yourself to it you could probably get pretty good. Doubtful you'll be at an international level at any point (most people never get there anyway) but if you're in it for the sake of doing it, go for it.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You probably won't ever make it to TV, but you can certainly get decent at it in a couple years of practice

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Define decent.
    Decent enough to beat most people in a street fight? Fricking easy, literally just show up and in 3-6 months you already can beat the majority of the untrained population.
    Decent enough to be a professional? Well going pro is not as hard as it sounds, you can get a few pro fights at a low level with just a few months of training but if you wanted for example be a decent ufc fighter then that's a different story.
    YOU CAN DO IT but is very hard and you would need to have essentially perfect training from day one and be already aware of all the technicalities needed for fighting so you can speedrun your progress, it is possible but you need to have some talent, a lot of dedication and even more desire to learn more and more about both fighting and training so you can get the best results possible as fast as possible.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    "never was into sports" to decent mma fighter means leapfrogging every elite hs/college wrestler, former football player, boxer, judoka in your area. big ask but you should give it a go

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    decent MMA fighter... to do what? To fight in a league or to be very good at fighting the average Joe?

    If it's the latter 10 years will put you leagues ahead of humanity and decently ahead of most trained individuals as I doubt most individuals who train a martial arts even train for a decade or more.

    If you want to compete, about the same time. But realize if you haven't lived some kind of physically active life until now you may be SOL if your goal is to hold a world title. Also, just come to accept that you'll have to do PEDs to be competitive at the upper levels of the fight world just like in most high level sports endeavors really.

    Best of luck anon.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Guess it's both? On one hand I want a good advantage on another guy if I get jumped. On the other hand I want to compete at a higher amateur level.
      Thanks anon.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this guy is talking out his ass. You can outdo the average joe in less than a year, just do highschool wrestling for one season and you'll hold your own against heavier people (within reason)

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There is zero reason to train martial arts as a manlet. The best you will ever be able to do is fight other manlets in a dog pit for normal people's entertainment or the other children your height in the boxing class, any fat middle aged 6ft guy can floor 90% of the professional manlet fighters with ease. And no, it won't impress women that you managed to beat a 5'6 incel after a decade of training, I'd anything it's more pathetic to think a manlet has wasted so many years just to get dropped by any fully grown man with ease

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Im the perfect height to bite your tiny pecker off.
      No homo

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why is mma the default landing spot for all the dorks who didn’t play sports as a kid or in high school?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You mean fighters or fans? If fighters you are coping and projecting, the immense majority were doing either wrestling or karate/tkd as kids.
      If fans you are still coping because that is true for all combat sports fans, not just mma fans.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how are you 5'8 and 115 lb? what weight class would you even fight in lol

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Feather-feather-featherweight

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are you intelligent? Intelligent guys with less training and physicality can win due to faster reflexes and better strategy and discipline in the gym.

    You can make it if you start now. But you have to start now today this very hour.
    Get a plan together. Keep it and modify it when you learn more.

    Most maybe all do not undertake what you are about to. Not because it’s impossible but because they either succeeded or failed before they reached the point you’re at now.

    But you start today.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Intelligent guys know that bulking up from 115 lbs to 125 to fight at flyweight while your opponent will be cutting down from 150-160 to make that weight is borderline moronic.

      I'm not saying don't do it, OP. I'm just saying temper your expectations. Try training MMA and see if you can hack it.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    as a job pretty grim, even when you reach the 1% if you don't perform well when you debut you get like a coupled thousand buckeroos for years of training. tbh fighters are either crackheads who risk it all for fun or have no other way to make cheddar.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Zero chance. U will be your unathletic butt kicked.

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >decent
    100%
    just get fit, do 'road works', can you already do 100 pushups

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