My experience at UFC 223 was very different than any other fight card I have been on in the past. I arrived in Brooklyn, New York, checked into the hotel and with the UFC for my media obligations. I took pictures, did interviews, cut weight, visualized the fight, tried to keep my mind off food, […]Read more "The Zoo that was UFC 223 – What the frick happened?!"
The clock turns to midnight and you blow out the candles on you’re surprise 30th birthday cake in crazy, vivacious Las Vegas. You can almost see your 20’s dissipate and fade away like the smoke from those candles. The care-free “It’s ok to party and not have your life completely together” chapter is turned […]Read more "You’re 30. Why don’t you have a kid?"
Laying in your hotel room bed alone. You’re eyes open and the harsh reality of what happened the night before sets in. You lie there replaying the fight over and over in your head. What did you do wrong? What could you have done better? Did you train hard enough? Were you focused enough? Was […]Read more "The Morning After a Loss"
Its no secret that I’m an animal lover. I’m vocal on my social media about being vegan and against animal cruelty. I love all animals and my dog Rocko is no exception. He’s a 1 year old Bully (pitbul/bulldog mix). And as much as I love him, i’d by lying if I said I have […]Read more "Pros and Cons of Owning a Pet in Fight Camp"
What’s the most uncomfortable thing to talk about (especially in professional sports)? Periods and birth control. What’s the most uncomfortable part of fighting? The weight cut, without a doubt. So I’m going to talk about both. I have been asked, “How does your birth control affect your weight cut?” Every woman is different and unique, […]Read more "Birth Control in MMA: How Contraception Affects the Weight Cut"
I was recently accused of having “fake confidence” in the cage by one of my former opponents. She went on to say that I projected an abundance of confidence to mask something I was unconfident about. After watching the interview I asked, ‘Is she right?’ It wasn’t a completely idiotic idea, and it had some […]Read more "Confidence… Do I Really Have It?"
Fight camp is the supercharged version of my daily life. More training, more cardio, less calories, and of course, no “cheat meals.” There are carefully chiseled out times devoted to mental decompression and physical recovery. Sleep cycles are not to be interfered with, and most social activities take a back seat. For those who are […]Read more "What a Typical Day in Fight Camp is Like"