I think this could well be the best idea I’ve EVER had.
Presenting the Informed Performance Annual TUF Challenge on Saturday October 10th.
So it basicaly works out like this. We form two teams from inside the gym, and those two teams fight off for the cup which I will get made for the occassion. The teams will be managed by Amanda and Dee as they’re the only two people I’m never going to get opponents for. There will be 3 competition formats- Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA- and you can fight in any one or all of those. Some guys want to do all 3 but we’ll see how that pans out on the night.
The MMA rules will be a trial of some new amateur rules I’ve been thinking about lately, the Thai will be in full sparring gear including headguards, and the BJJ can either be Gi or No-Gi. There will be a full bar in the facility and the whole idea is that you invite your friends and family along for a good night and a bit of craic to watch you and your team (hopefully) lift the cup.
This will be a full show with all the razzmatazz (I haven’t seen that word used since 1987) of a big show but with a clubmate instead of a real opponent across the ring from you. We basically need to trial all the processes and the like that we’ll be using at The Fight Before Christmas on December 12th before that happens. We also want to have a big blowout to celebrate the opening of the gym in style. So we’re going to do it by fighting, which I like. Maybe I’ll talk Paddy into having an MMA match with me too? Anyone want to see that?