What made you take up fighting?
A: - I started taking kickboxing mainly to get in shape, my now
husband Marshell asked me to do an exhibition about 6 months into my
training, which I did. I was hooked and have been in love with it ever
2. So how long have you been training now?
A: About 5 years
What is your training schedule like?
husband is my fitness coach, we do weight lifting 3-4 days a week. I
run six days a week alternating distance with sprints and stair
exercises with my coach Kelly Leo.
was your first fight?
5.And how old were you?
do you remember most about that fight?
A: it was a hard fight and I knew then that I wanted to be a
fighter. I was loosing the fight and my coach told me
that I was behind. I came out in the last round knowing I had to
Pressure this girl if I wanted to win, I didn't like the feeling of
loosing so I started banging toe to toe and refused to back up. It was
the best feeling, I knew this is what I wanted to be.
what would you do differently in that fight if you could do it over?
8. You've fought Oriental rules, international rules, and Muay
Thai rules. which do you prefer?
A: I like them all,
each style brings a different type of fighter & I think that is
good for the sport.
9. What is your favorite technique? Spinning Side Kick
10.. Do you prefer to ko your opponents as quickly as
possible or do you prefer to slowly pick them apart and showcase your
skills and technique??
A I like to have a
good fight, if the knockout comes I'll take it, but I do like to work on
11. I am going to mention a few names, and I want you to tell me
the first thing that comes into your mind, when you think of
IShe is going to be a great fighter
fighter ,great technique & Skill
a tough opponent
is there any particular female fighter that you especially admire? If
so, who and why?
Long because she was never afraid to fight anybody, she made the way for
women's kickboxing. She proved that women can fight.
13. Who would you like to fight next?
I want a rematch with Jacqui Nava
14. And under what set of rules?
15. Who would you say was your toughest opponent to date?
A: Angela Rivera-Parr
made her so tough?
A: She was in good shape, she knows how to use her reach and she
17. You are fighting Keri Crothers next, and then Karen 9mm
Ousey in England for the WIKBA World Title. What are your thoughts on
these two fights?
I respect both of these fighters, I am excited to have the
chance to go to England and fight Karen for the world title, I am
looking forward to fighting Keri as well I know both will be great
there any foreign countries where you would be especially interested in
going to fight?
A: I would like to travel anywhere to fight
19. . What do you think can be done to really get
women's kickboxing and Muay Thai really popular and moving again?
A: I think the idea of a women's K-1 would be a great way to show the
talent that is out there.
. What do you think about three minute rounds for women as
well as men?
A: I don't see a reason why not, I train in the gym under 3
Do you think women are physically capable fighting three
Then, do you
think that doing the same five three minute rounds as the men, would
increase respect for Women fighters?
A: Probably in the eyes of men
do you think refs are too quick to stop a women's fight?
A some times, yes I do
why should promoters book women fighters?
A: There are so many great female fighter out there , they are
exciting to watch and they don't stop.
And YOU in particular??
love to fight it is my life so I always give 100%, hopefully the
promoters like that ad will have me back :)
what would you like to say to your fans?
A: I want to thank them for all
the support that I have gotten. From my amateur career up to now, I get
E-Mails from people that give me so much encouragement even if I have
had a bad fight, I know I have to get back out there and do it
again. It great to know there are people out there watching you
progress, and that gives me more drive and I am grateful for that !!!!
Thanks for your time.