Although you’re, just starting off, probably somewhere in the back of your head, you have the question; “How do I get into the UFC?”.
The process to get there is very, very many years in length, unless you’re Brock Lesnar. The key to getting in is to put together a streak of wins against good opponents. If you have 2 or 3 wins against people who have good records, that’s probably not going to do it. If you have, say, 12 fights, in a row; all wins against opponents who are around 50/50 or less than 50/50 fighters, that’s not going to do it. So, in order to get into the UFC, you’re going to have to put together a string of, I would say at a minimum, 5 or 6 wins against good opponents.
Joe Silva is the matchmaker. You would put your fights up on YouTube, send him the links; he’ll look at what you’ve got; he’ll look at the quality of your opponents, and he’ll let you know. But that’s many years in the future.
By: Kirik Jenness
• Coach at New England Submission Fighting
• Commissioner of NAGA
• Former referee for Reality Fighting MMA events
• The certified MMA records keeper for all sanctioned fights in the USA.
• Co-founder & President of The Underground Forum and The UG Store
• Author of the Fighter’s Notebook
• Co-Author of the 1001 Submissions manual
• Involved in Mixed Martial Arts since 1994
• Involved in Martial Arts since 1971