Hello everyone, newbie here just checking out the site and trying to get some info. I'm Hambone, 25 years old, living in Colorado, long time fan of mma and think i want to start training and see if i can find a fight within the next year or so. I am ex military, done 4 1/2 years combat arms, field artillery, been all over the world, korea, iraq twice, now out in colorado. I want to start training but i don't know what weight class to shoot for. i am 5'11 tall and walk around at about 260 right now. I know i slacked off alot since i got out of the military but when i was working out regularly i walked around at like 215-220lbs. I was thinking of light heavyweight but i don't see 205 lbs in my near future. I really want to get a fight this year, but i want to be the best i can be before hand so i don't make an ass of myself. I have started to do cardio again and bodyweight exercises to get ready to join a local gym. and recently began studying up on diet and nutrition and all that, I am just lookin for any helpful information i can get. i know i have alot of work ahead of me and its gonna be rough but so was the army and i made it through that. i'm nothing if not persistent. So if anyone could give me any advice I am all ears.
Well i can't see anything wrong with having your 1st fight at heavyweight if your cardio is good, you might be a smaller heavyweight but that comes with a speed advantage. You should definately be a light heavyweight IMO at 5'11" but to try and get fit and down to 205 would be tough inside a year without it really taking a toll on your body. Good luck with whatever you choose and welcome to the playground