Thanks guys good advice so far. What things do people fear in their first fight? (Getting, hit, wind knocked out of em, bleeding, etc) That's what I want to focus on and use it against him.
I'm training to get out of bad positions and basically just defending punches all day, getting used to not flinching and covering up right. I can't grapple at all due to my rib so I need to avoid the ground pretty much.