Submission Fighting Open 10: February 6, 2004 in Macon, GA – My MMA debut against a karate guy. This fight was a big deal because I was a pro boxer, and this was an amateur MMA fight. Back then, there were hardly any differences between a pro and amateur fight. Prior to this fight, MMA was not regulated. After this fight, no professional boxer or Muay Thai fighter could compete in an amateur MMA fight.
I had an all-star corner of Steve Headden, Joe Merrit, and George Allen.