Finally! I have someone to punch in the face for money. It took a while but we finally settled on Josh Rave. He has a pretty decent record but hasn’t really pulled threw on any of his bigger fights it seems. Lets hope he doesn’t start now. I’m looking at his record and apparently he likes being submitted. I’m just happy I get to get in there and compete. Gotta put food on the table for the mrs and the rest of the gang. speaking of food i have stepped my diet up a bit. i start becoming a little more strict with mostly carb consumption specially at night. i try and only have fruit/carbs directly after i workout or ill drink my carb supplement during my training sessions. i haven’t started cutting my sodium yet. i wont do that until about 2 weeks out. it’s amazing how much easier it is to cut weight when you have very low amounts of sodium in your system. my training is still very intense. sparing session are around 10x, 5 minute rounds with a new person usually in every couple rounds. my coach will have me go with one person just boxing. another kickboxing, one for wrestling or bjj and of course theres always one for full MMA. i think having to go from one to the other and back to every thing at once, if that makes sense. is a huge help in being able to make my transitions while fighting seamless. which is something i pride myself on being able to do very well. i have been sparing with elbow pads on a lot more then i have in the past and i am finding my rage with them more and more. over the past few fight i have been able to use them a lot and i love it. if you haven’t ever been hit with an elbow standing or on the ground then you wouldn’t understand but man it really sucks. specially if the person know how to throw them hard. whether its in the clinch or from the outside with a spinning back elbow. when you do connect, theres no padding. theres not multiple joints to break up the force. its just sharp bone thudding into your face like getting hit in the face with a boat oar. in MMA people do a lot of things like elbows, leg kicks etc with proficiency and ok accuracy but with no power and half ass technique. if Imo going to hit you with something I’mI’m going to make it hurt. sure you can use any strike as a set up but it’s a strike. make it hurt. thats the point. so when you do goto fake some one he flinches or reacts in way that sets up what you really wanna do. this camp i haven’t been swimming as much as i usually do but i still make it to the pool once or twice a week. i vary my swim workouts between sprints and time. if i do sprints its all out down and back. its if for time ill swim for at least 30 mins straight at a moderate pace. always changing up my strokes and breathing techniques. i got an interesting call today from Lou Di Bono. apparently he is Malki’s business partner in first round management. the people that rep john jones, Carlos Condit and others. they were interested in repping me which is flattering but I’m already being repped by my good friend Jason house. he runs iridium agency. I’m very loyal when it comes to that kind of stuff and plus I have heard nothing but very negative things about those guys so the last thing I need is to be associated with shady people. I’m not saying any of its true or that i believe it or that i even care if it was but i just recently went threw some crazy shady business stuff with my old boss and a guy i became good friends with, being arrested for the murder of his business partner. so as you can imagine I’m staying away from people that i even have the slightest hint of negative vibes from. it’s an entire story in it self and when i write my book you can read all about it. its just time to take a step back and look at who my real friends are. I’m super excited for the fights this weekend. not only because the fights will be awesome but the UFC in my back yard, in the “OC” and on fox for the first time is only the beginning of something amazing. i wont be at the fights because ill be with my lil family but its just nice seeing how things are headed. plus the Pacquiao/Marquez should be awesome. i was raised watching boxing so ill be a fan for life because of fights like this one. even if it is a dyeing sport compared to MMA it will always mean a lot to me. it sure would be nice if in my life time us top MMA guys could make boxing money. 40 million dollars a fight is something anyone can appreciate. maybe i can become a senator after become the first UFC flyweight world champ. you never know.