My buddy Eric has trained off and on for a long time...probably 5 years atleast. Bottom line, he sucks. He's extremely slow, has no hand eye coordination and has a trick jaw (he eats a stiff jab and gets punch drunk). I've never seen him do well against ANYONE sparring, no exaggeration. He did a nogi tourney a few months ago and got tapped in under a minute in his first match. I don't say all this to insult the guy...he's my friend and he's been there to help me train before fights/tournaments in the past. I just want to get across how woefully unprepared he is. He's been talking to some local promoters, and apparently has been promised a fight in March. He's asked myself and another friend/training partner to get him ready and corner him. I called the other guy and basically told him that if Eric insists on doing this I'd be there to help him, but that I felt like we needed to try to talk him out of it. I don't want to see him be someone's tomato can, and I don't want to see him get hurt. We're both going to watch the fights with him tomorrow, and we've agreed to try to talk some sense into him, but I don't know exactly what to say that won't come across as insulting. Anyone ever been in this position before?