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Roxanne Modafferi on "How to succeed in MMA"

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  1. Edmond Rousey Blue Belt

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    Her three main points:

    Cool stuff, thanks for linking us.
     
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    I love this woman. I wish she was a better fighter.
     
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    I respect her very much. Many would say that she has not achieved much in MMA to be giving advice. But look at her body type. Its a personal journey with personal challenges and she has done a lot in my eyes.
     
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    if i didn't know that roxanne was an mma fighter, i could have easily mistaken her for a librarian or a school teacher.
     
  6. NeverAgainPlaya Purple Belt

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    what about her body type?

    She hasn't evolved. She's something of a WMMA pioneer, but the game changed, she didn't.

    Lot of respect for her, but I think if you're going to give advice on succeeding in ANYTHING, you first need to do so.

    May as well have the old Shamwow guy tell us how to succeed as an actor.
     
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    Modaferri just shows how far you can go with technique and heart alone. She's the most unathletic woman ever, but she's a true fighter, man.
    It just goes to show that no matter how hard you try, genetics are a real fucking bitch.
    Love her.
     
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    Urban myth
     
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    You don't have to be a top fighter in order to understand the game. Greg Jackson?

    Even in other sports, alot of NFL coaches weren't successful players. Most of the top NHL coaches I can think of didn't even play above the minor league level.

    Just because you're not blessed with the same physical gifts as others doesn't mean you don't know the game. If anything, she made the most out of what God gave her and she's got a lot to offer the sport.
     
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    There ya go. We must've been posting at the same time cause I hadn't seen that.
     
  12. bat_country Red Belt

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    It's strange that every other sport's fans understand this except MMA fans.
     
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    I never, like EVER, cry and I was holding back tears when she cut that promo on the show after her loss on TUF and then the camera showed her hiding under the deck trying (unsuccessfully) to hold back tears.
     
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    Surprised "don't be roxanne modaferri" isn't on the list.

    The girl has a very strong guard for MMA, but her striking level is painfully bad considering how long she has been in the sport.
     
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    One of the best in her early career. think somebody linked to when she was ranked #1 p4p by a few places before.

    Alas, the Happy warrior has 28 fights and has been fighting for 11 years, training for longer, and we all know a lot of men don't have the body longetivity for almost 30 fights in 11 years.

    Always has my support.
     
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    get good/show off
     
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    Many don't know she was a former #1 p4p female and her fights with Jennifer Howe proved it.

    One of her biggest overall problems in the current MMA scene is that she was used to not being penalized for being on the bottom (if working for subs and putting her opponent in danger). In today's MMA dropping to guard is tantamount to giving up the round no matter how well you do from the bottom.

    She's also the victim of two slam-kos, which is a odd until you realize she's comfortable trying to pull guard.


    She's just from the bygone years when you could be single or dual-faceted. She is a judoka and a BJJ-Gi specialist. She found success in the same years Hughes and Liddell were champions in. Times change, but good on her for trying to continue to improve.

    To be fair to her current slide in record, most of them are decision losses. There are two slam-kos and that's it. It's not like she's being abused out there like what is happening with Pat Barry.
     
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    With Hardcore training!

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    I see her in Syndicate from 9am-2pm pretty much every day. She gets pretty upset if there's a nagging injury or strain that keeps her out of any classes. Gi-BJJ, No-Gi BJJ, Wrestling, One-on-Ones with John Wood or Mike Pyle, and then MMA classes. She's a lot more of an athlete than people think, and that's because she comes across as "soft" simply because she doesn't cut weight and doesn't have a slim bodytype.
     
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    Or because her TUF training partners have said that she complained if people went too hard with her, and her female training partners openly didn't want to train with her.
     

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