MeetFighters News

New profile badge and online training?

Hello Fighters,

Some bad news

In our previous blog post we updated that the "Match request" and "Events page" are temporarily disabled.

New profile badge


The idea came up to add a badge to indicate your cooperation with the world's effort and will not meet other fighters. But also to create some solidarity between all of us who are currently trapped home.
To add this badge to your profile, edit your profile and tick the appropriate checkbox at the bottom of the page

[IMAGE:https://www.meetfighters.com/Content/images/covid19.png] I stay at home to fight the virus!

Online training?

We are throwing this idea out there, for your consideration and feedback.

As we are all trapped at home, a lot of us are missing the gym or training (not to mention the actual fights!). The barbells we bought a couple of years ago are covered in dust in the corner as we are binge watching whatever Netflix is serving today.

To break this cycle, give our life a bit of structure, and stay fit and healthy, maybe we can help each other as a community. The idea is that, through some online streaming platform, someone (hopefully from our ranks) would hold online trainings for the rest of us to join and participate in. We could do this twice a day to cover time zones.

We do have a few personal trainers on MeetFighters and also members who are more than capable of leading a one-hour workout. So our questions to you, dear members, are:

  • Would YOU be willing to lead an online MeetFighters workout? (You can drop a line here, or open a support ticket to get in contact with me).
  • Would you be interested in participating in such an online-community-workout session?

Next step:

Based on your feedback, and if we find a willing trainer. I want to start rather soon, the first online session, at the beginning of a closed audience (verified members or donors). Let's see how it goes, how many join, and move forward from there.



[UPDATE 24th March 2020]:
Message from NBA:

Message from the FIFA:

And for the really tough guys, a half-hour Q&A from WHO:

Stay healthy, stay fit,
The MeetFighters team

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Last edited on 3/24/2020 8:48 PM by Admin
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Comments (80)

TBLHockeyGeek (26 ) 3/21/2020 10:13 PM

Thanks for everything you guys do!

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luchador (29) 4/01/2020 9:08 PM

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where can i post that is silly not to let us TALK ABOUT WRESTLING????????

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wolf wrestler (0) 3/21/2020 10:16 PM

great idea thank you guys .

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Ricotewrestler (266 ) 3/21/2020 10:19 PM

Great ideas and if love to participate in attending a session

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Rumbler (5) 3/21/2020 10:20 PM

Will join a workout. Thanks

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M511180 (4) 3/23/2020 9:33 AM

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I would like to join as well

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Wrestletowrestle (31) 3/21/2020 10:36 PM

My trainer gave Me two tough routines with bands and weights. But I am willing to try others

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burbmn (14) 3/21/2020 10:47 PM

Willparticipate

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barcoded (12 ) 3/21/2020 11:26 PM

3 x 20 mins might be more attractive for sharing the initiative

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ImtiazAli (198) 3/21/2020 11:47 PM

Great ideas.

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SeattleFight (370) 3/21/2020 11:56 PM

Admin, you’re pretty amazingly awesome with these ideas and implementation and I probably have a man crush. Keep up the good work!!!!!

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jobberasian (19) 3/22/2020 1:17 AM

I'll watch any online trainings that Silex does :D

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Mike Jobber 20 (0) 3/22/2020 1:52 AM

This is a great idea!

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HarborFighter (60 ) 3/22/2020 2:10 AM

I'm a full time boxing coach. Since my gym is closed for the near future I would be willing to consider giving boxing training. Bear in mind that I am certified for boxing only. I do not know kickboxing, mma, bjj, or wrestling. Also, I am in Australia, so time zone considerations will need to be figured out. For instance, right now it is 11:30am on Sunday morning in Australia, while it is 9pm Saturday in NY. In other words, for US boxers I could present the sessions during my morning hours for their previous day's evening hours. Adelaide is 14 hours and 30 minutes ahead of NY and 10 hours 30 minutes ahead of London. So for European boxers, they would need to do a morning session while I'm in my evening. This will all change slightly on the first Sunday of April when we change our clocks and go off of daylight time here in South Australia. I will consider doing this depending on what you, as management of MeetFighters, think about the idea of straight boxing classes.

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PIboxer98 (3) 3/22/2020 11:33 AM

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I'm pretty sure everyone will join your class, since you're a great coach!:)

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fightme1976 (20) 3/22/2020 2:44 AM

heheh, how about an "i'm stuck at work fighting the virus" badge for health care, military, other first responders, and infrastructural support workers ;)

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Japanda (42 ) 3/22/2020 2:50 AM

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I support your support claim

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scottimike (29) 4/03/2020 10:11 PM

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Well done all support services , take care.

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mikey28 (4) 4/04/2020 2:53 AM

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if ever should there be thanks it is now. for those responders who never signed up for something so horrible and then forced to go home and risk their own families lives. I think I would rather stay home than to have to get up and make that choice every day,

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rjvlatino (70 ) 3/22/2020 3:34 AM

Can try that depending on timing (I have to do fully online teaching work from home fir the rest of this semester ) as long as it is visually accessible since I am Deaf.

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greatrook (31) 3/22/2020 5:54 AM

Being an online fitness startup founder, this is a plausible and beneficial idea!

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wrestlingforlife (18) 3/22/2020 7:37 AM

how is it working?

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boston kid (76) 3/22/2020 8:41 AM

Brilliant ideas! Thank you 😀

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ShockR (70 ) 3/22/2020 9:27 AM

Just seen on Facebook, a picture says a thousand words

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RuffnNu (0) 3/22/2020 12:24 PM

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Well, not really.....they needed 25.

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BamBamRookie (3) 3/22/2020 12:17 PM

Great idea! I'm down :)

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luttefrance (18) 3/22/2020 1:06 PM

Great idea. Many of the pro fight teams are starting to do free training webcasts, like this from venum (thoughtfully timed to suit most parts of the world):

https://www.instagram.com/venumtrainingcamp

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socal74 (23) 3/22/2020 3:34 PM

I'm in!! Thanks for this and keep us updated.

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ardeeboy (1) 3/22/2020 4:25 PM

Top idea, I sure there , are plenty off good trainers on here to help,,

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oldscrapperderby (152) 3/22/2020 4:59 PM

Good idea.

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Fun fighter (3) 3/22/2020 9:57 PM

Very good idea! 👍
Stay home and healthy! 💪💪👍

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SlimScrapper (135 ) 3/22/2020 10:01 PM

Thank you for all you are doing amidst all this. I do very much like the idea of online group workouts and would be open to participating or facilitating a workout.

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FightOC23 (11) 3/23/2020 12:03 AM

Certified personal trainer here that’s definitely up to kicking asses through online training (although would much rather do this one on one in a fight scenario lol) but I’m definitely up to train some dudes virtually - been a PT for 5 years now - 💪🥊🤼

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Bridgeboy (17) 4/20/2020 9:06 AM

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Hot, let’s virtual meet then get at it in person when it’s safe

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elpectoral (9) 3/23/2020 12:20 AM

I'll participate !

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James cross (0) 3/23/2020 4:03 AM

Hey, what a lovely idea. Myself I am doing a range of daily fitness training.... Sit ups, press ups and lots of work outs on the Concept 2 Rowing machine... That way I remain super fit, enjoy my balanced diet and keep slim ready for my first wrestling sessions when this worldwide horror shutdown and virus has finally cleared, if it ever does that is.
Stay safe everyone out there, and do not take risks whatsoever.
Kindest

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Peplum68 (9) 3/23/2020 8:57 AM

Good idea. If I can, I would like to attend

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spirit6060 (34) 3/23/2020 9:22 AM

i would be up for that a bit of training great idea

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M511180 (4) 3/23/2020 9:35 AM

I would like to participate! Thanks for taking me into consideration!! 🙏

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NW UK WRESTLER (30) 3/23/2020 11:38 AM

You are doing a great job. Feeling connected. Bear Hugs to you all.

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joeytheslayer (36 ) 3/23/2020 11:57 AM

How about a badge that’s says “ I can’t stay home I provide an essential service “

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Admin 3/23/2020 2:08 PM

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Therefore the checkbox on your profile page says: "Show "Fight the virus!" badge in your profile to indicate that you are currently not meeting"
In no way, it was meant to underline the importance of some essential jobs what have to be executed on-site. We thank all of them who are currently helping to keep our world running, and especially who fight the virus on the frontline.
The badge has to be considered within the context of our platform, a website what is normally dedicated to help people meet new fighters. But instead "…I stay at home..."

As of now ±700 members added the badge already to their profile.

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turkish fight (2) 3/23/2020 3:09 PM

Absolutely fantastic

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hispanicpanic79 (19) 3/23/2020 4:30 PM

I would totally join a MF workout (especially if it mostly involved body weight training) and I hope y’all consider offering it even after this epidemic is more contained. I’d happily put my donation money towards that, if possible

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swim 90 (1) 3/23/2020 7:30 PM

Would love some bodyweight training with you guys!

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Spruceman (60 ) 3/23/2020 7:38 PM

Thank you for the continuing priority this site has placed on the safety and health of its members. More evidence of this being the best site of this nature anywhere on the Internet.

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GrappleViking (99 ) 3/23/2020 11:20 PM

I’d be interested in seeing the numbers of active profiles displaying the badge on their profile, and seeing the relation between percentages of population in a country displaying it and so on.. Is there any way to see these statistics? @Admin

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NW UK WRESTLER (30) 3/24/2020 5:00 AM

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Hi,
You ask some intriguing questions.
Daz

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diggeroh (56 ) 3/24/2020 4:06 AM

Is there a badge for those of us who are essential workers and working on the frontlines? Health workers, truckers, grocery and pharmacy workers, emergency responders, etc ...

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RuffnNu (0) 3/24/2020 4:05 PM

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Why would you need that? I am genuinely curious. What difference would it make on a site dedicated to wrestling and fighting?

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Chuck (62) 3/24/2020 10:55 AM

Count me in.

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Antheus (32 ) 3/24/2020 3:21 PM

I'll join the online workout session as well, count me in.

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Admin 3/24/2020 8:42 PM

[UPDATE 24th March 2020]:
Message from NBA:

Message from the FIFA:

And for the really tough guys, a half-hour Q&A from WHO:

We are still open and waiting for someone who would like to lead the first online training together with one of us. $$$ Please get in contact with us if you feel interested in it.

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TxFighter (2 ) 3/24/2020 8:48 PM

I am ready and willing. I was doing some online stuff already with buddies of mine via Skype. Not the best but gets the job done

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ribash (2) 3/24/2020 10:25 PM

I can write a fitness program but I can't workout on Skypd

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eurowrestler (41) 3/25/2020 9:17 AM

Great site, great people running it!
I'm in for the online training!

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alphawrestler (7 ) 3/25/2020 4:26 PM

I am in for the online training too.

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TxFighter (2 ) 3/25/2020 7:16 PM

If you are interested in participating in the Skype Video Group Workout, send me a message and I'll send link and details

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Bighouse (2) 3/25/2020 8:03 PM

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Interested in workout. Please send link.

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M511180 (4) 3/29/2020 5:08 PM

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Please send link

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Maximovillareal (10 ) 3/25/2020 11:57 PM

I would like to participate in online training too. Thanks for this great idea.

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AStroke (0) 3/26/2020 11:57 PM

I'd be interested in online training. Could even turn it into an online challenge, e.g. who can do the most exercises? ;-)

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ray jobber (7) 3/27/2020 10:41 AM

Yes agree with the others - brilliant idea! Would be very interested in attending online training session. Thanks for suggesting/looking to arrange this.

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marklondon71 (11) 3/27/2020 1:40 PM

The perfect solution, thank you for taking this so seriously!

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max88 (52) 3/27/2020 4:07 PM

Online training !! Good idea !!!

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Small Venum (8) 3/28/2020 9:49 AM

Let's fighter together we fight the virus!

We can do it!

Small Venum, Malaysia

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ardeeboy (1) 3/28/2020 10:01 AM

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Yes we can

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Bighouse (2) 3/28/2020 7:31 PM

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I’m with you, too!

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Bighouse (2) 4/03/2020 10:47 PM

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I am all in. I just purchased a set of hand weights to use; thinking about getting a treadmill; wish I had a pool. My YMCA is closed.
I want to clean out my garage for room to work out ( and maybe room for mats.

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HardfightFfm (77 ) 3/29/2020 8:26 AM

Great idea would join such a online Training. Live in germany/europe

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rugbynumber9 (5) 3/29/2020 10:57 AM

I'd like to join online training too!!

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Cymrofight (61) 3/29/2020 3:23 PM

I'd be interested to participate in some training.

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RhymeOrReason (3 ) 3/30/2020 4:16 PM

I'm in for some MF training. Gr8 idea x

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TBLHockeyGeek (26 ) 4/01/2020 9:10 PM

You're really dense.

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amsl (16 ) 4/02/2020 5:17 PM

I would love to participate in some training too because I'm feeling like lazyyy

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Chokestud (1) 4/02/2020 8:47 PM

Yes I won’t participate and chokes and strangles until this virus is eradicated

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DavidVdw (35) 4/04/2020 5:19 PM

Intrested in participating workout.

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recruit20-02-67 (5) 4/06/2020 12:42 PM

Count me in for Online Workout Sessions!

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mikej7777 (7 ) 4/10/2020 8:03 PM

If it helps me with the following things:
1. Losing weight
2. Quitting smoking
3. Making me forget about this Coronavirus

I'm all for it.

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人體腹擊交 (0 ) 4/18/2020 4:59 AM

謝謝你們所做的一切!

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