My husband is working on becoming a professional muay thai fighter, should I be concerned with...?
I am extremely proud of him. He is truly passionate about martial arts and has more than enough potential to become a professional fighter. He is well on the way. But I wonder how drastically our life will change. I am excited about all that will come with the pro status, a large income, a moderate amount of fame, and the chance for him to do what he loves. But our life has changed so much in the last 4 years already. We spent 4 years in Germany because he was in the Army, he has been to war, we have been through the loss of a loved one, moving from country to country, city to city and finally he is out of the Army, we bought a house and life is normal again. Now, in an instant that could all change. He will become a pro fighter and I am worried about losing "normal". Is this something I should worry about or just take life as it comes?
The life of a fighter is not easy as you can see. With fame and fortune comes sacrafice. I would say look at this as an adventure and worry about the normal life later when he retires.
take life as it comes. You can still return to 'normal' after he got to old to keep on fighting.
is there a reason why you would post a question like this on the internet?why do you need to ask other ppl on an open forum if you should support your husband?you obviously have high regard for him and it seems as if you have had a bit of a rough trot together,so obviously you must have strong feelings for each other? if you are uncertain as to whether you can support him in this maybe he should be the one you are talking with?take life as it comes,and why would you wanna' be normal?it's to boring.anyway i hope youse are happy whichever way he goes,money and fame dont mean anything compared to happiness with your loved ones.and also no amount of money can make up for time missed with your loved ones.
Yes, you should because if your husband is ever mad at you he can beat you to death. Fighters are very aggressive person because i'm one and whenever I'm mad I hit things but now i have change alittle. It's very hard to control fighters anger. I'm warning you miss you should be very concern about this.
Well.. I think you two probably have somewhat unrealistic goal.
First of all many major of professional Muay Thai fighters doesn't make good moneys. Most of them have another job. Only very small percent of big name like Buakaw, Masato, Ernsto Hoost, Aerts Peter, Semmy Schilt, etc... Make big moneys. I use to know this one guy who is a young and have beaten some big name fighter and he held a title I believe. He told me the highest he ever got paid was 1,500 for fight plus other 800 from sponsors. That guy doesn't have any loss at all in professional fight. He retire very young, he was only 26 when he retire to focus on his future. He told me he's still training and waiting for good offer but isn't getting his hope high.
Even John Wayne Parr, one of the best fighter out of Australia who fought in some of big well known orgization is having hard time with moneys. He does have nice house, car, and stuff, but he stil have hard time to make end meet.
So don't be expecting him to make six digits a year unless he's very lucky and have great network, sponsors, and agents.
Beside that, for his career, it can wildly depend on many things. Do he want to fight in Thailand only and try to become the best farang in Thailand? Do he want to stay in USA and fight in USA? Do he want to be a international fighter? Also what's his weight? Who is his coach/trainer?
Do he have another source of income? How old is he? How many amateur fights do he have? There's just so many things you didn't tell us that it's very difficult to answer your question. If you want more info, feel free to email me or check out www.k-1fans.com forum since peolpe there are extremely helpful and many professional fighters go there as well.
Lastly, don't worry about him being a fighter. I know many fighters, I'm one as well. Almost all of my friends are a fighter as well. Pretty much all of them are very friendly and nice guys. They all may seems tough and cold but they're actually a softie. Here's some example:
Dewey "Black Kobra" Cooper is a famous fighter, but he's one of the nicest guy I ever know of. He often come in to help the kids training and he doesn't got pay for that. Also he is never too busy to talk to his fans no matter what. He's overall nice guy, I realy admire and look up to him.
John Wayne Parr is biggest name fighter from Australia. He's quite approachable and friendly. I've emailed him few time and he personally answerd the email and questions. He also often talk very highly of his opponents. He's a very humble and nice guy.
Buakaw, he's probably most well known 154 lbs fighter. He's first guy from Thailand to win K-1 Max grand prix and first person to win K-1 Max grand prix for second time. I've heard of people who hang out with him, they all say he's always smiling, laughing and joking around. One guy even told me that when he met Buakaw in a club, Buakaw was jokely offering the guy to bang a shemale. Buakaw is still a very humble and friendly guy when he's in situtation where most people would be really cocky and aggorant.
So don't listen to those who say fighters are dangerous. Fighter are only dangerous if someone physically thearten them or someone they care about. From what I see, fighters tend to be some of the nicest and most well around person around.
Hope I help you some.
Btw don't listen to idiot above me who say he's a fighter. He doesn't sound like one at all!
Edit: As much as it pain me, but the guy below me is correct about military providing more steady income.
I'm a Muay Thai fighter.
I wish you both luck, but the military provides a lot steadier income that kickboxing.
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