BAMMA 29: More fights added to a stacked card     

The team at BAMMA are teasing us. They’re drip feeding awesomeness day by day. It started off with the announcement of McDermott vs Wolf and Hallam vs Bahati on Monday; followed on Tuesday by a raft of zingers, headlined by Brazier vs Gahadza for the Welterweight Lonsdale Title. This has continued throughout the week, culminating in today when they’ve they’ve given the fans yet more revelations for the May 12th card.

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The D’Aguiar Diaries: Dare to dream

Written by Michael D’Aguiar:

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I guess we should follow up my blog entries with what happened on Saturday night. A small part of the journey you followed alongside me during these blog posts. I worked hard for this fight.

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The D’Aguiar Diaries – Part Three

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By Michael D’Aguiar

3 days to go!

Only 3 days to go until I return to the cage after a really cool journey within myself. Like I’ve said in my last few updates, my mindset has had a complete overhaul and it’s really rubbing off on all areas of my life.

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The D’Aguiar Diaries – Part Two

By Michael D’Aguiar

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I’m lucky to have a team like this. MMA is fought one-on-one, but wow, there’s so much more to it than that. People always ask me why I train at Gym01. “Isn’t it a ball ache travelling down there all the time on the train?” Well, In all honesty, no it isn’t; it’s quite relaxing actually, having that time to yourself to think about training and the work I’m about to put in. You see, Gym01 is on another level. It’s something I struggle with sometimes when I see so many people from around the area not training all the time. I mean, I wouldn’t leave if I lived close by. I think because I am from somewhere that literally has nothing of the level that Gym01 is, I can appreciate that fact. The guys and girls who live close and have it on their doorstep know no other way.

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The D’Aguiar Diaries: Part One

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By Michael D’Aguiar

So, I’m 15 days out from my fight on BCMMA. I said I wasn’t going to talk about it, in the sense that I won’t be uploading a Facebook status saying “I’m insane! I feel amazing, best performance ever coming right up”. Firstly, that’s just not me, secondly deep down inside I feel better than that. I just don’t want to talk about it, as I feel it’s best done by showing it at this stage in my topsy-turvy start to MMA. Life is about balance; I have found that out the hard way during my semi pro days. This combat sport malarkey is a simple format on paper:

  1. Train
  2. Get in the cage
  3. Punch/submit/TKO someone
  4. Get out
  5. Wait for the next opportunity

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