March 4th, 2009  |  Published in MORE NEWS  |  4 Comments

So what is a blog without the occasional highly biased, under-researched, opinionated article? I’ll tell you what it is… boring. I have encountered quite a bit of speculation recently about MMA’s increasing acceptance into mainstream America and subsequent future. I could see a few possibilities.
Traveling to Europe, specifically the Netherlands, I saw what happens when you take up a sport that doesn’t seem to convince the mainstream that it is worthy of their time. Kickboxing in the Netherlands has a large following, and they produce a plethora of high level strikers. Yet, for a country that produces one of the highest percentages of world class fighters, it is not recognized nationally. Rather it is almost whispered about. Being a fighter can carry a bit of a stigma, as the masses make assumptions of a criminal disposition. So you have a sport that is at a high level, with a competitive people, and popular, but just under the surface of breaking out. The result is a wide variety of fight shows and promotions, multitudes of schools in every town (that are all good), underpaid fighters,


  • Responses

    1. Ben T says:

      March 4th, 2009at 5:14 pm(#)

      Funny blog!

    2. Brawler says:

      March 6th, 2009at 12:22 pm(#)

      Can’t wait to see you fight!

    3. Joe says:

      March 6th, 2009at 12:23 pm(#)

      MMA vs. Zombies – that sounds like a movie I’d like to watch!

    4. Erika says:

      March 15th, 2009at 8:00 pm(#)

      Sooo … you’re not going to be on the next season of “Dancing With The Stars?” Not even if you could learn more crisp kicks???

    Leave a Response

    My Photos

    fan6 fan15 DSC00547 fan3 fan2 fan1 DSC00548
    View more photos >

    Amir Fan Box

    Previous Next
    Latest on Thu, 12:21

    Jen: Love the robot picture of you in the new UFC magazine!

    immortal words: congrats on your win, it was aousome. althou i think u coulda finished it twice if u kept your distance & didnt take it to [...]

    Amir Vahidian: UFN20. Good Fight Man. Impressive Striking. Fun fight to watch. Even with the crappy Internet Connection I have in Iran.

    simon handleigh: another sick fight man,you seem to be getting better ever the way did you say about roadhouse after your fight lol

    Abbas Parpia: Congrats on your win! good luck in the future.

    ali: yo amirrr , great fight again very proud to see an iranian rockkkk @ saeed,gsp is worlds best right now,amir is the future inshallah

    Maziar: just checked the news and found out u won last night. damet garm dadash, good luck with ur next fight.