I will not be fighting at BCMMA #10 on March 28th. I’m injured!
I’ve had to do a fair amount of traveling for work and finding the time and resources to train then wasn’t easy. But I did it because I love the sport.
Additionally to that, dropping all the weight I had to drop required some planning and determination. But I did it. I am at weight today, I could fight at 77kg tomorrow night if I had to. I did it because I love the sport.
Last Tuesday, during practice I injured my shoulder. Sparring – shot for a double leg really well, best technique I’ve ever pulled, the guy was coming towards me fast so I shot in real deep which, because for the hard resistance he posed, meant that when his feet came off the ground, I took him off the ground higher up than intended and then took him down. My shoulder landed violently on the mat and saw white! He was winded! So a combination of me shooting too hard and him coming in fast towards me. I heard crackling noised coming form my shoulder and it felt as if it went out of place and then back in. Really painful. I had to stop training.
Didn’t want to go to the hospital but my father-in-law, who is a doctor, reckoned that there might be a small fracture and recommended I’d get an X-ray. I didn’t, perhaps hoping that even if there was, mind over matter was on my side. Went to my “Myiagi” physio instead who, whilst not excluding that there could be a small fracture on the clavicle, treated the rest of the injury (soft tissue) and recommended a course of treatment. I spent the following few days running and doing all I could to stay active. Weight was good so didn’t need to worry about that. And I felt okay in terms of skills and preparation as well so I thought that as long as the shoulder ceased to hurt, then I’d be able to fight.
Yesterday was a wake up call; I’ve moved a few light things around in the garden and not only could I not actually lift anything heavier than 10Kgs, but the shoulder hurt a lot for the rest of the day. There’s a specific isolated point on the clavicle which is as sore as it was when it first happened, suggesting that a fracture might be present or, if not, then a more severe ligament injury than I’d hoped. So, called the doctor and arranged an appointment to get an X-ray sorted.
It was a really hard decision to pull out of this fight! I feel ready, really excited and massively eager to get in there… but if I can’t lift a passive, lifeless 10Kgs object, how am I going to deal with an 80Kg+ man who has the intention to overpower me??
So, painfully I have pulled out.
But… I still enjoyed the process of training, losing the weight and to a certain extent, the process of having to make this decision as this confirmed once again, how much I like to fight, to prepare and to go through the whole process. It’s not just about the fight! I love that part, it’s the easiest and most exciting… but I’ve always been a big believer that you must love the process that gets you to your goals, not just the achievement of them. I always teach to my mind coaching clients that it is not about what happens to us but it’s
So what now? Here’s what now:
- I will fight again soon: June at BCMMA #11
- you can keep your tickets and attend BCMMA #10 which will be an awesome show
- get your tickets refunded
- get your tickets transferred to BCMMA #11 (my preferred option 😉 )
Just let me know
So, once again sorry and thank you for your support.