Originally Posted by corn
I personally don't think it's a good idea for you to get out of what you're doing now (IT) and make a career move into doing MMA full time. There are a lot of fighters out there and in order for you to be paid consistently, you're going to have to compete with these top notch fighters. I don't know how old you are, however, the majority of these fighters have had wrestling, jiu jitsu, muay thai backgrounds for years before fighting in MMA. I'm not saying the majority of fighters have had ALL these training styles under their belts. I am just simply saying that they have had one or the other. It takes years to become a good enough fighter to be paid consistently. I'm not too sure this is really your passion. And by all means, I am trying to say this in a "constructive criticism" type of way. MMA is a lifestyle, they eat, breath, sleep this stuff. I seriously think you should stay in IT or something related.
Thanks for the advice, but I have had this same conversation with the wife. The thing is, I no longer have to provide for my family as she is about to make 4X what our combined income has been the last 3 years. As such I am in a position financially to do something different. I understand the pay scale sucks as a new comer, and I am ok with that. So thanks for your advice. But please, answer the questions I asked. This was not an overnight decision that was made because I was drunk or bored one day. This is a decision that I have been thinking about for almost a year weighing the pros and cons about it and finally we (my wife and I) are in a place where I can take a chance on something else. IT has run its course, for now and I want to do something else I am passionate about.