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Rabi

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Hello everyone. Its great to be back. I wanted to share with you some of my stories from the last 12 months since leaving the playground (which I regret).

Firstly, I'm now in a position where I have given up my day job (took redundancy) and I am now focusing full time on MMA.

At the start of this year I stopped my podcast and switched my attention to post fight interviews which has been really successful. I approach the winners off the biggest shows and chat to them about there win and publish the interview. In 3 months Ive had close to 30,000 hits with the biggest one being my Tyron Woodley interview after his win over Condit which MMAFighting.com picked up on, the interview went viral (12,000) hits.

Ive also started commentating and I am currently working for 2 promotions in the UK. One of them has signed a TV deal in North America and will be live on TV this Saturday. The promotion is Cage Contender and this weekends event is headlined by Jeff Monson and Neil Wain (Jason Von Flue is also on the card).

I am in the process of setting up my own amateur promotion, with my first show being in July. Its a big risk but I feel I can make a huge success of it (and you never know until you give it ago).

And finally, one of the craziest things I did was I put myself through a 20 week training camp, lost 70lbs and took part in a charity MMA fight. Here is a video of the fight:

Fight Video

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Post #1   4/22/14 6:18:03PM   

Poor_Franklin

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Couldnt be happier for you Ray. Always knew you had it in you

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Post #2   4/22/14 6:29:26PM   

hotrodttt

Ridin the MMA WW since 02 !

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I almost flipped shit when I realized you were going for an inverted triangle

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Post #3   4/22/14 7:02:43PM   

FastKnockout

THE RUTHLESS ONE

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Proud of you, buddy! Especially giving fighting a go for charity.

Post #4   4/22/14 7:07:44PM   

emfleek

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Post #5   4/22/14 7:51:28PM   

sparky

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Post #6   4/22/14 8:22:02PM   

tcunningham

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Nice! I'm really happy to hear that you are going after what you want. screw the daytime job, if your passion is MMA then you're on the right track. good luck with the amateur promotion too

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Post #7   4/22/14 9:08:48PM   

JoeWarren33

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Post #8   4/23/14 12:17:41AM   

hashyandy4

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Awesome Stuff!! So glad your bac man!!

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Protected by god see, them devils can't hurt me and u haters get ate just like Thanksgivin Turkey. I'm a Warrior.
RIP Mac Dre
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Post #9   4/23/14 12:38:53AM   

prozacnation1978

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Very cool stuff.
Welcome back rabi

Post #10   4/24/14 6:08:31PM   

tattflash

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Good stuff Ray, Well done. Good luck for the future with your MMA ambitions too

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Post #11   4/25/14 5:30:46AM   

MMAcca

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Welcome back Rabi. I hope you're the first of MANY to return.

Post #12   4/25/14 2:23:42PM