Sorry for not posting the week before I left. Everything just got really hectic. With personal training clients then my own training and trying to make weight on top of that. Things just got real busy.
Not sure if many of you know about the results of my fight in K.L. It was all abit of a horrible De Ja Vu for me. My right shoulder this time had slipped out again when I tried to hook and the second time when my opponent Leonardo threw a body shot and hit my glove and that threw my shoulder out again....Honestly what are the chances of that happening????... I felt good going in the fight and was not expecting this to happen....of all this my shoulder to give me problems again!!!!
Even before the fight in the changing rooms,I was getting a rub down and I said to Pitu. "Can you massage my shoulders abit harder...they feel weird today" He rubbed me hard and I thought alright maybe it's just the cold room....???
We waited at the back for them to call my name. I walked in and said my prayers and started to do my Wai Kru. Half way thru it.....the music had stopped. I just carried on anyways and it came back on towards the end. It also happened for Zidov's fight against Abbas.....and Abbas carried on too. They also forgot to play the fight music for most of their first round.
Round 1 Leo came out fast and hard and I kinda expected that....I knew that would be his game
plan. A few moments later he threw a bunch of combinations and I don't remember what hit me
but......before I knew it I was cut. I didnt even know I was cut til the Referee pulled me aside to get checked out by the ring Dr. Then I saw it on the screen and I could smell and taste my own blood as it gushed down my face...."GREAT way to start!!".....I was thinking to myself!!!
The ring Dr looked at the cut and was ready to stop the fight there and then. He said that he could see my skull from the cut and it's very deep. He applied some cream put pressure and put ice to stop it for abit. I said," No it's ok. Im good to carry on it's not bleeding too much." I turned around and went straight back into the fight.
Leonardo upon seeing blood,he pressed forward even more and I struggled to find my rhythm against him. Everytime he punched or we got in the grapple,I felt more blood and I felt like the cut was getting bigger. I managed to land a number of elbows on him but it didn't manage to cut him.
Round 2 started and same thing started well but after the first dislocation I think I was in shock.I just stood there thinking......"FUCK!!! not again.....!!!" I knew that even after surgery my shoulders won't be 100% and that it can still dislocate....I knew I was prepared for it to happen at some point......but not this soon.........
I remember trying to get my mind back into the fight saying to myself "Just keep calm and get composed again just move around and cover up first,don't try to throw any punches and have it go out again"....But the 2nd dislocation came when Leonardo tried to throw a body shot and it hit the inside of my right glove forcing my shoulder out...... Seriously gutted......Referee called off the fight and that was it....Just like that. I was in so much pain again and I had to lean over the ropes to relax to let my shoulder slowly go back in. The thai coaches and my corner came in to help me.
I was taken to the hospital where I waited for ages to get stitched up. The lady Dr was very kind and helpful and I am very thankful she put in the extra effort to help make my stitches look good. Did not enjoy the bit where she was cleaning it and when she injected the local anesthetic!! that hurt like a BITCH!!!!!!........ Or when she stitched and the anesthetic wore off and I could feel the needle....Wasn't very fun!!!!
So I met with my Dr's and he checked my cut and said the stitching was very neat and that it shouldn't leave too much of a scar behind. Moving along to my shoulder he's said that I should be strengthening it and to make it an essential part of my training. As much as I run and hit bags/pads I gotta put in that extra effort to do the conditioning for the shoulders. Im not gonna have another operation...it's just gonna be put me out for too long again and if it can dislocate after the first surgery....Im sure it can dislocate after 2 surgeries!!!
Im sick of this shit happening to me....I'm gonna have to train differently,fight differently and put in more effort on my shoulders. Im not gonna let this injury get the better of me and not let the injury stop me from achieving my goals. I've had enough of my shoulder giving me problems. I managed to fight for 4 years after the first dislocation without any problems so I don't see why I can't do it again.
So from this trip I lost my title fight for the Muay Thai Against Drugs Belt 2008 Challenge. I've got 14 Stitches and I've got a very sore right shoulder. Am very annoyed at myself........Im not upset about losing or getting cut.......it's all part of fighting and the job that we do. "You Win some,You Lose some." But I am pretty sick of trying to think of a reason or an answer to my shoulder and why this and that happened............. Bitching and whining on local forums from people who seem to know better and know everything has started. Some moron even going as far as complaining about my Wai Kru and stating a whole other bunch of brainless,useless comments..............??? Here we go again................*YAWNS*..............
Once my stitches are out and my shoulder isn't so sore...it's back to the drawing board again with my team.
Im sorry guys I couldn't bring back the Muay Thai Against Drugs title......but trust me I want it even more than ever now.