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March 10, 2011, 01:07 PM
But I am trying to get a spot on an April 30th amateur kickboxing card in West Virginia.

They were going to do it as a tournament, but now it is going to be all matched fights so they aren't sure if I can get a spot, but I am pushing on.

So wish me luck getting a spot, you guys should get an entertaining video out of it at the very least.
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March 11, 2011  07:46 AM ET

Good luck! Keep us informed

March 11, 2011  12:43 PM ET

This will be the first time you guys will see the slimmer Clouis.

For the BJJ tournament I did in the fall I cut from 230 to 220, this time I will be cutting from about 195 to 184. I was 207 this morning, so I need to lose about 10 pounds before the middle of April.

Salads suck.

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March 11, 2011  02:12 PM ET

What City in West Virginia?

March 11, 2011  02:23 PM ET

It is in Clarksburg.

Its just a little piece off of 79.

March 11, 2011  02:33 PM ET

Its only like 45 minutes south of the PA line on 79.

March 11, 2011  06:58 PM ET

Good luck skinny Clouis!

<Gnaws on big, fat cheeseburger>

March 30, 2011  01:39 PM ET


I am now down to 202, will be 200 by this weeks end:)

They updated the fighters entered list, and I by far the heaviest 184 pounder. The class goes from 160 to 184, and the other fighters are around 165-177. I will be cutting at least 10 pounds, and though I will be the shortest I should be by far the strongest.

You can see the contestants list here (I am Collin Caprini):

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March 30, 2011  02:17 PM ET

No, I'm a stumpy little dude. I have long reach with my kicks though, so I should be able to avoid just eating jabs from distance.

I have a build like Vovchanchyn. I have naturally big legs and thick joints, though my hands aren't as big as his.

You can't really tell in the first BJJ Video I posted, because than guy was only like 5'9. You can tell a little in the second where I look shorter, but that guy was only about 6'0.

There was one guy listed at 6'3, 170. He would have the longest reach advantage over me, but 170 sounds thin for 6'3.

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March 31, 2011  10:45 AM ET

Good luck bro! My cousin has a fight coming up on April 29 in ATL. Its a lot of work to prepare for a fight. Wish you the best!

April 3, 2011  12:01 PM ET

Well, its official now. I don't know the opponent yet but I do know that I am in.

April 30th. You guys are going to get some fun footage either way.

I am so ****king excited I can barely contain myself.

April 3, 2011  01:07 PM ET

Good luck, C.
Remember, relax, think of what you've learned and just "play"!
Do not think on "do or die" terms. Just go with the flow and you will do fine.

Youe MMA knowledge can carry you if you let it!

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April 3, 2011  10:06 PM ET

I am pumped.

Now all I need is a new mouth piece and some new shorts.

I have some Sprawl brand shorts that were nice, but they are too big for the newly slimmed down clouis and the model has been discontinued.

Any input on what kind to get?

April 3, 2011  10:22 PM ET

Good luck bro! My cousin has a fight coming up on April 29 in ATL. Its a lot of work to prepare for a fight. Wish you the best!

One of my friends is fighting the same night. If you go to it, look for a Jerico Lathem.

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