Thursday, April 27, 2006

Fight Fest May 6

Alright, so you may have noticed that my shot at the Reality Light Heavyweight title is put on hold. Todd Going(my opponent) dislocated his shoulder and can not compete. It is a rough sport and sometimes surviving a training camp is an accomplishment in itself. I wish him a speedy recovery and hope that we can square off in the future.
I decided that I could not wait until May 20 to be put in a cage with someone. So my training partner Josh Williams got me a spot on the Fight Fest card in Youngstown, Ohio. So, on Saturday May 6 I will be fighting Jim Bundy(1-0) at the Chevrolet Centre in Youngstown. I am very excited for this fight, because it is in Ohio which makes it easier for my friends and family to see and since I had already been training for my Reality fight I was already in shape. Thank you Josh for getting me on this card.
On a side note, I have ordered Team Salmon Fighting t-shirts that will be done tomorrow(Friday, April 28). I will be selling them for $20. You can contact me at if you are interested.
My training camp this time around has been great. I have spent a lot of time focusing on my weaknesses, which has made me that much more confident. I feel that I am really at the point where, everytime I step in the cage, I am more and more comfortable.
After this fight, I will be fighting on May 20 in Atlantic City. This will be a big fight for me, I am being paired with someone that should make me a substantial underdog. I asked my manager to not tell me my opponent for that fight until after the May 6 fight. I would hate to get knocked out, because I was looking ahead. I will also be fighting on June 30 in Atlantic City on the Cage Fury card. I am really trying to put myself in the ideal position to get my shot at the UFC. So, keep checking back, I will post updates as I have them.
We are now down to less than 13 weeks before Marcus Lee is born!!!! Missy and I are incredibly excited and realize what a great time this is for us. Thank You to everyone that has wished us well and/or prayed for us. We really do appreciate it!!!
The Next Level

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

We are less than 2 weeks...

Alright, here we go....As you may have seen on the front page, I have had a lot going on. My beautiful wife Missy and I found out last tuesday, THAT I AM HAVING A BOY!!!!!!! Obviously, most guys that I know want their first born to be a boy, however this was very important to me. My best friend Marcus David Forster was born on July 25, 1977, sadly he passed away in October of 97 and I always said that if I had a boy, I would name him Marcus. Well, my babies due date is July 25, so I would love it if my boy could not only be named after Marcus, but share the same birthday. I was also very proud to tell Marcus' parents that I was having a boy that was going to be named Marcus Lee Salmon. I love Mr. and Mrs. Michael Forster and my relationship with them means a lot.
Don't mistake this for weakness. I have been training just as hard as I have for anyother fight. How could I take anyone lightly in a sport like this? However, my opponent has changed. Todd Going (the guy I was suppose to fight for the LHW Title got hurt), I was offered another 205lb opponent or I could fight for the Heavyweight Title (where another guy was hurt and had to back out), of course I said that I would fight for the Heavyweight Title. I have said from the beginning, I want to compete against the best competition, afterall this is a sport and I want to test myself in. So on Saturday, April 29 I finally get to step in the ring again and fight.
I will also be fighting in Atlantic City on May 20, in a fight that I requested to be the underdog. It is hard for me to go from being a nationally ranked wrestler to a fighter trying to just get noticed. Maybe I am being over confident, maybe I'm not, but I want to find out either way. Fighting feels natural to me and I want to test myself against the best. Nothing short of top is acceptable.
On a quick side note, I have a very funny cousin Kevin Ervin and he has a very funny website. It does have a lot of family jokes, but also very funny comentary on life. Check it out if you have free time.
So here we go again, Team Salmon putting the undefeated record on the line. My confidence comes from my training partners and friends, Rex Holman, Josh Williams, Freddy Parish, and my brother Danny. The Next Level.