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Who is Karlin Armstrong?

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5:22 pm
April 29, 2011


bbomber

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Hey guys, Just wondering if anyone knows this guy Karlin
Armstrong?  He was in a local paper lately talking about how
``ìnvolved``  he is in Canadian MMA.  Says he owns part of a clothing
company, says he is a promoter, says he does seminars all over the place
but won`t mention any names.  Funny thing is he says he won`t mention
the names of guys he sponsors because it breaches some kind of privacy
agreement.  I thought the purpose of sponsorring someone was so that you
could use their name and image for publicity. The guy has one fight and
all of the reasons in the world why he lost.
Here`s the article  http://www.saultstar.com/Artic…..splay.aspx

I gues I`m a little cheesed because he seems like a guy trying to get
some recognition from the sport wothout putting in his time while there
is a group here that has been working their asses off training,
promoting, educating about the sport and representing the sport
properly. So is this guy legit or a cling on? Someone`s gotta know him.

7:50 pm
April 29, 2011


Jason Bouwmeester

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As much as I hate linking to other MMA sites Surprised http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…..iKgRKdK6ig

First time I saw him was out here at Unified MMA 7 I believe… I actually had to shoot one fight with one hand and my ear plugged with my other because he was yelling for one of the fighters so loud – wasn't fun.

Other than that I think I've seen him at one other event here in Edmonton and the Edmonton Fight Scene Fan Expo and that's about it – all three times he was there on behalf of MMA News Canada.

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7:56 pm
April 29, 2011


Jason Bouwmeester

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He commented a couple times on this thread:

http://topmmanews.com/2010/10/…..ovember-5/

Noticed main card – Jeff Doyle fights for "Armstrong Athletics"… Wonder if "Armstrong Athletics" is his thing?

He has a Facebook Support Group:

https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=51036944553

Found a Johnny Armstrong in reference to this:

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116797558400546

Maybe he's "Armstrong Athletics" and not Karlin? Maybe they are related?

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7:58 pm
April 29, 2011


Jason Bouwmeester

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OK, looked at some photos of Johnny Armstrong and… pretty sure Johnny and Karlin are one and the same!

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9:00 pm
April 29, 2011


Keith Grienke

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Johnny and Karlin Armstrong are the same guys. aka John E Appleczeed and John E Appleseed.

Guess he is busy building his brand. I could use some lessons.

12:45 am
April 30, 2011


harry balls

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that seems shady. maybe he is a twin a la Matt Hughes and our very own JYD. I was gonna holler at him because i really liked the shirts his name linked to in that post (the link is gone).

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8:21 am
April 30, 2011


Robin Black

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I met him at somethin. Seemed like a nice guy.

He probably got excited in the interview and kind of overstated where he's at in the MMA culture, as evidenced by the fact that the biggest MMA nerds in Canada (the people on this forum- and I mean 'nerds' in the best sense) don't know who he is.

Sometimes people try to oversell themselves, sometimes cuz, yes, cuz they want the attention, sometimes just cuz they wanna get laid in their hometown, and sometimes just cuz they get wound up while being interviewed.

I actually work for big media (The Fight Network, The Score, Maxim Magazine, do MMA stuff for TSN Radio), and I manage a bunch of high end fighters. I actually do what he's claiming. And I would have approached that interview with about 10% of the bravado he did. Maybe talk about the athletes. Maybe talk about the website you work for.

But he'll learn. He'll feel like an ass at the "who the hell is this guy and why's he makin himself sound so big" reactions on message boards and he'll learn some more humility.

There's lotsa room for driven guys with big dreams in a growing business if they wanna earn their place. But you don't wanna start out by alienating people with ego.

He'll figure it out.

8:27 am
April 30, 2011


Robin Black

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And a person shouldn't get into all these areas of stuff (managing and marketing and media) because they wanna be important.

In media the important thing is realizing it ISN'T ever about you, its about the person you're interviewing or the fight your calling or the fighter you're analyzing. It is never about you.

And these other areas of the business are about 16 hour days of putting out fires and doing your best for people and trying to make sure deals you're involved with are good for everyone. And you take care of the people you work with so that you'll have good long-term relationships.

They're not about private boxes and parties. They're about taking pride in doing quality work and leaving a positive footprint.

11:03 pm
May 6, 2011


Lights Out

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This is me. Humility in tact. Thanks for the optimism, words of encouragement and advice Robin, its greatly appreciated. There is always room for growth. Always room for improvement. Always room for evolution. And for this is what I strive. Constant evolution in growth and development. In all areas and all facets of life.

Karlin Armstrong

ARMSTRONG ATHLETICS – Owner/Head trainer

CATALYST SUPPLEMENTS – Business Broker / Sales Rep.

INVESTORS GROUP – Associate

LIGHTS OUT FIGHT WEAR – Manager / Executive VP

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you

do. Attitude determines how well you do it." -Lou Holtz

*Peace, Love, Respect, Belief, Humility, Passion, Vision, Discipline, Integrity, Honour, Determination, Perseverance, Attitude, Success*

11:06 pm
May 6, 2011


Lights Out

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Also. I wasnt a party. It was a skybox with many established business owners, up and coming athletes, trainers, a doctor and friends. I also apologize openly to Nick and Brad for offending them on their stay here in Toronto. I had not one bad intention, and I apologize sincerely.

Karlin Armstrong

ARMSTRONG ATHLETICS – Owner/Head trainer

CATALYST SUPPLEMENTS – Business Broker / Sales Rep.

INVESTORS GROUP – Associate

LIGHTS OUT FIGHT WEAR – Manager / Executive VP

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you

do. Attitude determines how well you do it." -Lou Holtz

*Peace, Love, Respect, Belief, Humility, Passion, Vision, Discipline, Integrity, Honour, Determination, Perseverance, Attitude, Success*

2:17 am
May 7, 2011


Robin Black

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Good man. I admire people who are always looking to improve.

Don't let setbacks be more than they are. Be humble and go for it.

Best of luck my man.

11:09 am
May 7, 2011


Lights Out

Member

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Thank you Robin. I admire your work and your collected composure and reputation in the industry. You always do a great job and advice coming from you means a great deal. I appreciate it alot. Keep paving the way !

Karlin Armstrong

ARMSTRONG ATHLETICS – Owner/Head trainer

CATALYST SUPPLEMENTS – Business Broker / Sales Rep.

INVESTORS GROUP – Associate

LIGHTS OUT FIGHT WEAR – Manager / Executive VP

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you

do. Attitude determines how well you do it." -Lou Holtz

*Peace, Love, Respect, Belief, Humility, Passion, Vision, Discipline, Integrity, Honour, Determination, Perseverance, Attitude, Success*

11:02 am
May 8, 2011


Marc-Andre Drolet

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I got a wierd question.  Why is it Johnny sometimes and Karlin other times?

 

Thanks

2:41 pm
May 13, 2011


KidKick

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Post edited 6:12 pm – May 14, 2011 by KidKick


B/C he's a f'n goof… these are his alias'… Kid Karma, Johnny Armstrong, Karlin Armstrong(Real Name), John E Appleczeed and John E Appleseed

 

heres an article about him…  http://www.thesudburystar.com/…..8;e=965794

 

heres his interview… http://www.saultstar.com/Artic…..?e=3096094

 

heres his sherdog stats… http://www.sherdog.com/fighter…..rong-42006

 

just a low life trying to sound all big, he may say he has a company but all he really has is a name for a company… one fight and lost 1:25 in the first round by submission 3 years ago and not a fight since… i'd like to see him fight… i'd put my whole life savings on the other guy and you should to

12:40 pm
May 24, 2011


Brent Keryluke

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Karlin helped MMA News Canada for about a couple weeks with some interviews, then he headed back to Ontario. He wanted to help gather content for our site but failed to do so. He was all talk. Very disappointed in his business skills or lack of.

He brought Nick Ring, Brad Cardinal and Lee Mein over to Ontario for a meet and greet, then to watch the UFC from the skybox. Sounded like he was doing a great job getting this to work but instead the trip turned into a joke. They did not even go to the free skybox that Karlin had provided. This shows how upset they were that Karlin lied about everything on the trip.

MMA News Canada does not want anything to do with Karlin or Johnny Armstrong. Sorry man, need alot to learn in this industry. Stop the bullshit and actually start being honest. This is the first step to getting back on track. I wish him the best of luck, but happy to move on.

9:50 am
May 26, 2011


Keith Grienke

Admin

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Yikes.

There are lots of guys trying to do everything in MMA and hope one facet will make them rich. I try to avoid unknown guys who email and tell me "I fight, run a gym, own a shirt company, manage guys, look to run a promotion, and would like to write for Top MMA News."

I am sure that Top MMA News lose some great writers doing this.

11:38 pm
May 27, 2011


Lights Out

Member

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love.respect.believe.

*kid kick….I am f'n goof…? funny.

ur an effin keyboard warrior. way to do your homework.

i would be quick to mind your words when u cant speak on shit you know not a damn thing about.

To Lee, Nick and Brad. I apologize sinecerely and I take full consequence of my actions. Im a man and I run for noone and nothing.

anybody else wanna throw flak. hit me up anytime.

Karlin

@ Robin Black. Keep up the good work brother. Nothing but love and respect.

Karlin Armstrong

ARMSTRONG ATHLETICS – Owner/Head trainer

CATALYST SUPPLEMENTS – Business Broker / Sales Rep.

INVESTORS GROUP – Associate

LIGHTS OUT FIGHT WEAR – Manager / Executive VP

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you

do. Attitude determines how well you do it." -Lou Holtz

*Peace, Love, Respect, Belief, Humility, Passion, Vision, Discipline, Integrity, Honour, Determination, Perseverance, Attitude, Success*

12:54 am
May 28, 2011


Lights Out

Member

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@ Keith

I do this and an involved in martial arts because I love a challenge. I respect the discipline. Love to train my martial ways and am passionate about mma.

not because i think or want to get rich.

i just love to train. fight. and travel.

simple.

Karlin Armstrong

ARMSTRONG ATHLETICS – Owner/Head trainer

CATALYST SUPPLEMENTS – Business Broker / Sales Rep.

INVESTORS GROUP – Associate

LIGHTS OUT FIGHT WEAR – Manager / Executive VP

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you

do. Attitude determines how well you do it." -Lou Holtz

*Peace, Love, Respect, Belief, Humility, Passion, Vision, Discipline, Integrity, Honour, Determination, Perseverance, Attitude, Success*

12:55 am
May 28, 2011


Lights Out

Member

posts 6

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@ Brent

love.respect.believe.

thanks for your encouragement and words of wisdom

Karlin Armstrong

ARMSTRONG ATHLETICS – Owner/Head trainer

CATALYST SUPPLEMENTS – Business Broker / Sales Rep.

INVESTORS GROUP – Associate

LIGHTS OUT FIGHT WEAR – Manager / Executive VP

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you

do. Attitude determines how well you do it." -Lou Holtz

*Peace, Love, Respect, Belief, Humility, Passion, Vision, Discipline, Integrity, Honour, Determination, Perseverance, Attitude, Success*

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