Ugly truth about being a fighter

Posted by Dexter Chew on

Many For The Fighter customers are amateur and professional fighters with goals of greatness. For every 10 fighter, we can show you 9 fighters that are frustrated because they're not getting the recognition they deserve. Either they're not getting the fights they need to get to elevate their position or they are not getting paid what they're worth and often it's not even enough to cover their gym cost. If you're a fighter, you know what we're talking about.

The UGLY TRUTH #1 is that sports promoters need to make money, or there is no show. No audience for you to display your arts and skill. There will be no opportunity for you to make this a career and this will always be a thankless hobby.

UGLY TRUTH #2 is that the fighter that sells the most tickets will get the best fights and get paid most. Is it the most skilled fighter that gets the fruits of his labour? Not always. Anyone that has worked for an incompetent manager will understand this immediately.

Yeah, it's not the part of the fight game that you wanted to be a part of but unless you've got a sugar mummy or a sugar daddy for a sponsor, you might have to do it yourself.


Before we start on how to get it done, lets do some maths on the importance of it. In Australia, we counted: 170 Muay Thai gyms, 570 Boxing clubs and 80 MMA gyms. Lets take the law of conservative average in a gym and say that for every 15 people actively training, there is 1 person that wants to be a fighter and every gym has 20 active people training. 

Muay thai guys/gals - 170 people in Australia want that Ribbon

Boxing guys/gals - 760 people in Australia also want the big ticket fights

MMA guys/gals - 106 others in Australia want that title belt and prize money

Yes, you're different. You're stronger, badder, faster. Your image is crazier, Your ethics is stronger. Your mum and dog loves you more. All true! 

Can you imagine going for an interview and seeing 100 other people in the waiting room going for the same job? 


Who am I?