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TRAINING: My camp has been much more intense, with a specific focus on the shift from constant grind pace to explosive pace and vice versa. It is very similar to the way I trained for wrestling as far as cardio goes.
Thoughts on opponent, Jessica Eye? My thoughts on the fight with Jessica are that it will be a battle. We both want to keep the fight in the areas we thrive in and neither of us are shy to throw hard. I think it will be a high pace and that we will both leave everything in the cage.When and why did you start training for fighting? July 2009
Do you have any heroes? Marcelo Garcia, John Smith
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is an awesome opportunity to show the work I’ve been putting into MMA
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Undergrad - Lock Haven University with a theatre degree. Grad school - Gardner-Webb University, Master's in mental health counseling.
What was your job before you started fighting? Wrestler for US Olympic team
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 2004 Olympic Silver Medal winner in women’s freestyle wrestling
Favorite grappling technique: RNC
Favorite striking technique: Headkick