Someone questioned the time I took between bouts and the quality of my opponents. A condescending question but a question still. So juggling school, coaching, real life, and MMA over the past few years hasn’t exactly been a walk in the park.
That said as much as it pains me to take as much time off as I have. I know patience is a virtue. Most professional athletes don’t turn pro until they’re 24. I did at 21 and haven’t really taken a break since I was 14 (my first TKD tournament). So yeah I think a year off to feel like I’m normal is more than necessary.
On the quality of my opponents. If you look at my tapology record you’ll seen a lot of cancelled bouts. That speaks for it self. Second I appreciate and respect all of my opponents for stepping up to the plate and fighting not just me but any other trained killer under the bright lights. Last, my records pretty good if I don’t say so my self. Nothing spectacular yet in my opinion either. My old fights kinda suck to me but we’ll see what time has in store for me. My stars just starting to rise and even if I think my old fights suck objectively speaking I have beaten an Olympian, done a back flip in the cage, and wore a du rag while signing autographs. I can’t complain.
Still it’s no big deal in the grand scheme of things. I’m not the center of the universe but still it’s kinda surreal that someone thinks of me enough to poorly research my record. It’s flattering in a weird way.
Here’s one of the GOATs Bernard Hopkin’s early record to inspire you to do something great. Hopkins was locked up for five years between the ages of 17 and 22. When he was released he decided to get his life together.