I decided to give Mauy Thai a try a couple months ago. My shitty temper got me in some hot water twice in a week and this MMA dude I work with told me to give fighting in the ring a go, that it would help. I have lost a shit ton of weight (from 205 to 174) and feel pretty fantastic. My coach wants me to get down to 170 and fight in a tournament in October. Anyone else box, mma, kickbox, whatever? Does it help with skating(i haven't been skating lately so I have no comparison)? I have been training for this race in November and if I want to fight in October I would have to give up training for the race so I guess I'm looking for some perspective? I don't know.