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Martial Arts Tournament – Southern American, Fight 3
This is the last fight I had at the 2001 Southern American Nationals in Nashville, TN.
I was fighting for 1st and 2nd place against World Champion Brian Ruth.
When I was a young teen, coming up in the national circuit of competition, I always looked up to Brian, as he was a great fighter.
Anyways, at the time, in 2001, I was 20 years old and had a couple of years under me in the Adult Black Belt Heavy weight division.
During this fight, I started off pretty well, but Brian was than able to find some good openings.
At the end, Brian Ruth got a very good shot, on my chin. Next thing you know, I’m falling like a tree. The funny thing is, Brian didn’t hit me that hard. It was just a clean hit to the chin. Props to him.
I ended up having to bow out and getting 2nd place.
Even though, I lost, I still had a good showing at the Southern American. Unfortunately, though, I was unable to defend my Grand Champion title from the previous year.
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