Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Dear Don: Advice from "The Predator"

By Don Frye

Welcome to another installment of Dear Don. The questions have been pouring in of late, and when Don isn't absolutely repulsed by you people and the mess you make of your own lives, he loves to sit down and try to help sort things out for our troubled readers.

Be sure to check back regularly for updates to MMA's most-read advice columnist, and send in any questions you have to deardon@ifl.tv. Allow some time for your answer, as we do get a high-volume of emails.

Dear Don,

I’ve got this problem. I'm only 36, but I don’t have as much lead in my pencil as I did when I was young. It works ok, but when I use Cialis it’s awesome - like when I was 20 again!

However, my girlfriend doesn’t know I use the stuff and she wants to get married, which I’m up for as well. I can’t decide whether I should tell her or not. I’m pretty sure I can stash it where she won’t find ( like at the office ), but feel a little off keeping a secret from her. Although for all I know she may have even worse secrets! What should I do?

So, you think she’s got worse secrets, huh? What kind of secrets are we talking here? Is it the ‘I’m five grand deep in credit card debt’ kind of secret, or is it the ‘I’ve been sleeping with your best friend and his brother’ kind of secret?

I’m just curious, because to me your secret doesn’t seem all that bad. So you need a little help saddling up. So what? That's the modern world, partner.

It's like a chick with fake boobs. Who cares? You ask me, silicone is one of the greatest inventions of all time. Anybody can invent the wheel.

Between silicone for women and these pills for men, you have to admit that those guys we beat up in school really made the world a better place for all of us.

What I'm saying is, what’s it matter to her? If it works, it works. She can’t complain as long as you’re able to answer the bell for the next round, if you know what I’m saying. You could be the Cialis spokesman for all she cares.

But should you tell her? Hell, I don’t know. She probably does have worse secrets, judging by the sound of things.

So don’t tell her. Not unless you have to. Who knows, maybe you’ll catch her with your best man the night before the wedding and all this will seem pretty damn unimportant.

Dear Don,

I've been training in MMA at this gym near my hometown for about a year now, I have enjoyed the training until recently. Problem is I weigh 145 lbs and am the smallest guy in the gym. A new guy came in recently who is about 245 lbs with very little skill. Most of the guys I train with don’t try and kill me when we spar or roll but this guy does. So far he has broken my nose and hurt me badly with a neck crank.

The other guys don’t have the same problem with him because they are all around 190-210lbs and they have the strength to sweep him and things like that. I don’t want to say anything because I don’t want to look like a baby but I would like it to stop. Thanks in advance, Don.

You want it to stop? Then find a new gym, because whoever is running the show at this one doesn’t know what in the hell he’s doing.

Seriously, you’re training with a guy who outweighs you by a hundred pounds? That doesn’t make any sense.

You should never spar or roll with someone who weighs more than twenty-five pounds than you, unless you’re a heavyweight. It just doesn’t make any sense. He can’t be getting much out of training with you, and it sounds like you’re not getting anything besides hurt. That’s no good.

If the owner of this gym doesn’t know enough to stop something like that, then I don’t even want to think about what else he doesn’t know.

Get out of there fast and find another gym.

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