Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fighter Babe Michelle Ould Returns to the Cage this Saturday

Fighter babe Michelle "Thundercat" Ould (7-3) returns to the cage this Saturday for Invicta FC 8 at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. Fighting out of Anaheim, California we recently caught up with Michelle prior to her Invicta FC debut this Saturday for the interview below to learn a little more about her.

How did you get involved in MMA and how long have you been training?

-I was tired of posting bail for getting in bar fights so I started training so I wouldn't be a loser anymore. That started in 2007.

Where are you currently training, and what's a typical training week like for you?

-Out of Team Quest at Dan Henderson’s Athletic Fitness Center in Temecula, California. We have pro practice every day 1030-1230 and a ton of other morning and evening classes that I will take depending on my schedule and what I need to work on. There is never a typical week. We go live a lot and it’s pretty brutal.

Tell us about your upcoming fight, who you're fighting and where? 

-I am fighting September 6th in Kansas City, Missouri vs. Deanna Bennett (4-0). She is undefeated and beat Juliana Pena so it should be a tough, fun time.

What is your best experience as a fighter? What is your worst?

-Best, my body looks good from training.

-Worst, my face looks worse from training.

What advice would you give to other women who are reading this interview and want to get started in MMA?

-Take your time choosing a team, gym, coaches, managers, etc. There are a lot of shady people out there so do your research.

What or who are your inspirations in MMA and life?

-Too many to really name specifically. We have handicapped people that train in our gym every day and there are also fighters like Nick Newell who inspire me to not give up and realize how lucky I am physically. In life, people like my mom who have been through serious abuse, abandonment, foster care, and has been sober for over 15 years but is the most lovable, patient person you could meet instead of being a cold hearted bitch. Like me.

Who are your favorite MMA fighters?

-Dan Henderson, Tarec Saffiedine, Ronda Rousey, Tecia Torres, the Diaz brothers, Frankie Edgar, BJ Penn, Joseph Benavidez and most of all Team Alpha Male. I could go on and on.

How do you enjoy your free time when not training or fighting?

-Doing nothing. I love doing nothing.

For those who will inquire we have a few questions for the male readership as well.

Are you single? 

-Depends who you ask.

What do you look for in a guy or girl?

-I like manly ass men who can hunt, wrestle, clean, cook, just take care of biz and feminine girls with a brain and sense of humor.

What are your turn-ons?

-Funny people.

What are your turnoffs?

-Stupid people.

What would you say is your best feature?

-The tattoo on the back of my neck.

Lastly before we let you go we would love to hear about your future plans and let you send some shout outs.

Any future plans or dreams?

-To get out of MMA with the least amount of brain damage as possible so I can finish school. I would like to work with troubled youth as I had a messed up childhood and I had zero respect for counselors who couldn't relate. I want to be able to show kids that come from drug riddled families, instability, ghetto, etc, that they can do anything they want if they put the time and effort into it.

Any shout outs you would like to make?

-Linda Kriner, Sam Wilson, my family, my team, my coaches, and all of my sponsors. To everyone that believed in me even when I didn't.

Thank you very much for your time Michelle and good luck on fight night! Click here to purchase tickets to Michelle’s fight or tune into Fight Pass to watch the live stream. Send your shout outs to Michelle on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Posted on September 2, 2014 by www.babesofmma.com

Monday, September 1, 2014

Fighter Babe Jinh Yu Frey Makes Her Invicta FC Debut this Saturday

Fighter babe Jinh Yu Frey (2-0) returns to the cage this Saturday for Invicta FC 8 at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. Fighting out of Arlington, Texas we recently caught up with Jinh prior to her Invicta FC debut this Saturday for the interview below to learn a little more about her.

How did you get involved in MMA and how long have you been training?

-Just a new way to get in shape and 6 years later I'm still here.

Where are you currently training, and what's a typical training week like for you?

-Mohler MMA and I've been cross training with Team Takedown. I try to train 6 days a week, but I listen to my body and if I need an extra day I take it.

Tell us about your upcoming fight, who you're fighting and where?

-I'm fighting on Invicta FC 8 in Kansas City, Missouri against Jodie Esquibel (3-1).

What is your best experience as a fighter? What is your worst?

-I guess my best experience was my last fight. I had a fantastic KO win while defending my first title.

-My worst I suppose was my last loss as an amateur. I trained so hard, but still came up short. But that loss prompted me to change a lot about my fight camps and train smarter, so I was able to take something from it and turn it into something positive.

What advice would you give to other women who are reading this interview and want to get started in MMA?

-Just take the plunge, you never know until you try.

What or who are your inspirations in MMA and life?

-There are a number of people who have come from humble beginnings or overcome intense adversity to succeed, to me, those are the most inspiring.

Who are your favorite MMA fighters?

-There are so many good fighters out there these days; it's hard to limit it to one or two.

How do you enjoy your free time when not training or fighting?

-I read a lot and I backpack abroad with my husband.

For those who will inquire we have a couple questions for the male readership as well.

Are you single? In case our readers missed that from your last answer.

-Nope.

What do you look for in a guy?

-Humor.

Lastly before we let you go we would love to hear about your future plans and let you send some shout outs.

Any future plans or dreams?

-I'm just taking it one day at a time. Everyday new opportunities arise that I couldn't have even dreamed possible the day before.

Any shout outs you would like to make?

-I'd like to thank my husband, my coaches, my team and training partners at Mohler MMA. Invicta FC for this amazing opportunity, and my sponsors who support me on this wild journey: Damage Control Mouthguards, Apocalypse MMA, KV Cattle Co, Fritz Fowler, Gamma Labs, Revgear, and Soul Electronics.

Thank you very much for your time Jinh and good luck on fight night! Click here to purchase tickets to Jinh’s fight or tune into Fight Pass to watch the live stream. Send your shout outs to Jinh on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Posted on September 1, 2014 by www.babesofmma.com

Saturday, August 30, 2014

August 2014 MMA Babe of the Month – Christina Wittman

Our August 2014 MMA babe of the month is MMA model Christina Wittman! This Hispanic and Italian knockout is 5’2”, 115 lbs, measures 34B-28-36 and calls Denver, Colorado home. Christina models for Grudge Fight Wear, is the operations manager for Grudge Training Center, has ring carded for several boxing promotions and been featured here at Babes of MMA. Outside the world of MMA Christina’s two biggest addictions are music and snowboarding but her biggest passion is modeling. Along with her MMA modeling work she has also been featured in Mutiny Magazine, Fashion World Magazine and Surreal Beauty Magazine to name a few and spent some time on the Denver Dream Team for the Lingerie Football League a few years ago. Keep on reading below to find out what else we learned about our August 2014 MMA babe of the month Christina Wittman.

How did you get into the world of MMA?

-I basically married into it, and I am grateful for this!! I get a front row seat to what MMA is all about and all that goes into it!! There is nothing like sitting next to Trevor watching fights as he talks about what he sees and what each fighter could do to come out with the W.

What were you doing before you became involved in MMA?

-Boxing!! That's where my husband originally came from and he is still a part of it. Trevor and I have been together for 11 years, and married 9, so a lot of my life has luckily for me been with the man of my dreams!!

Who are your favorite MMA fighters?

-All the Grudge Fighters!! Man I tell you we have one amazing and outstanding team!! Everyone at Grudge supports one another a trillion percent. From an amazing general manager, to all the dedicated and knowledgeable trainers, to all the hard training and skillful fighters, to all our members who don't fight but train at Grudge and have given HUGE support to all the fighters and trainers we have. Without everyone involved in Grudge it couldn't be as big as it is. We are one HUGE family!! And I have got to say none of this would be possible without the blood, sweat, tears, love, and support of our owners Trent and Karin Wittman.

What would your fight name be if you were a fighter?

-Christina "The Rock Star" Wittman and I would walk out to Hed PE's songs “Suffa” and “One More Body”.

What is something most people don't know about you?

-I was raised by two amazing women, and last year my daddy and I found each other. It's a super happy and joyous story and should be a Lifetime movie one day!! I went from being an only child to having 5 sisters and another awesome momma, Dorothy!! YAY!!

How do you spending your free time?

-I spend it with my family, or if its winter we make free time to go snowboarding. I also go to concerts to see my favorite bands that I never miss!!

Are you single? Guess that was already answered.

-Happily Married to my Best Friend.

What do you look for in a guy?

-Humor, happy, positive, motivating, caring, loving, giving, and loves me for who I am!! That is me describing my handsome one in a million husband Trevor Wittman.

What are your turn-ons?

-That feeling of real security and knowing that the man I love only wants to be with me, that feeling of real commitment, trust and cherishment, being complimented and feeling the genuineness in it. And when my man treats others with kindness and respect.

What are your turnoffs?

-Cocky, arrogant, mean to others, hatefulness, and negativity.

What would you say is your best feature?

-I would have to say my legs, skin, and eyelashes. Oh and my smile that keeps on giving!! I love to smile at everyone and spread the love!!

What are your future plans or dreams in life?

-To have a home in different parts of the country and world. To give back helping others and animals with every chance I get.

Any special shout outs or thank you's?

-First off I have to thank my AMAZING husband who has always supported my dreams and goals, my two AMAZING kids that I love and adore more than life itself. My two amazing and beautiful Moms, Barb and Jessie, all my amazing LeDoux and Whalen family, my handsome and wonderful Daddy, Chuck Cusimano, who is an amazing country singer, song writer and guitar player and to the Cusimano's, and all the awesome Wittman's from my husband’s side. To all the great photographers I have worked with including Cliff Workman and Ian Harris. To all my amazing friends, all my cherished amazing fans, and my modeling idol, the beautiful and amazing Esther Hanuka aka Queen Esther. I am grateful and thankful for you all!! I wouldn't be where I'm out without your love and support!!

Thank you very much for your time Christina and glad to have you back on Babes of MMA! For more on our August 2014 MMA babe of the month Christina Wittman please visit her Facebook fan page, Facebook, Twitter, Model Mayhem and Fashion World Models pages.

Posted on August 30, 2014 by www.babesofmma.com

Friday, August 29, 2014

Get Your Jade Bryce 2015 Calendar Now

You asked for it, you got it! Get your Jade Bryce 2015 calendar now! Click here to pre-order this limited edition calendar hand signed by Jade herself along with a bonus 8x10 signed by Jade. Don't forget to tune into Spike TV next Friday for the return of Bellator MMA and catch Jade and Mercedes Terrell cageside.

Posted on August 29, 2014 by www.babesofmma.com

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Stunning New Visions from Brit Bliss

MMA knockout Brit Bliss returns to the pages of Babes of MMA with some stunning new visions captured by Nicholson Photography, Rsellos Photography and DSW Photography. If you happen to be in the Secaucus, New Jersey area this Saturday say hello to Brit at Hot Import Nights. For more on Brit check out her website and give her a follow on FacebookInstagram and Twitter!

Posted on August 28, 2014 by www.babesofmma.com

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hump Day Hottie Heather Elizabeth aka DJ Mëw

Check out some sexy new work from MMA babe Heather Elizabeth captured by Jeremy Cheshareck PhotographyPrado Foto and Johnny Cage! Heather aka DJ Mëw is now tearing up the international club scene as a DJ these days. Catch her upcoming appearances and news via FacebookInstagram and Twitter. Happy hump day!

Posted on August 27, 2014 by www.babesofmma.com

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Julaton & Osman Throw Down this Friday

Fighter babes Ana "The Hurricane" Julaton (1-0) and Ann "Athena" Osman (0-1) will throw down this Friday for ONE FC: Reign of Champions in Dubai at the Dubai World Trade Center. Click here to purchase tickets or click here to purchase the iPPV.

Posted on August 26, 2014 by www.babesofmma.com

Monday, August 25, 2014

Baszler & Correia Grudge Match this Saturday

After Bethe "Pitbull" Correia (8-0) defeated Jessamyn Duke this past April she signaled with a hand gesture that she had taken down one of the 'Four Horsewomen' and was coming for the rest of the team. As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for. Duke's teammate Shayna Baszler (15-8) will get the next shot at Correia this Saturday night at UFC 177 in Sacramento, California at the Sleep Train Arena. Don't miss this grudge match live on PPV this Saturday night!

Posted on August 25, 2014 by www.babesofmma.com

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sexy Saturday from Christine Hallauer

Check out some sexy new work from MMA babe Christine Hallauer to brighten up your Saturday. For more on Christine give her a follow on FacebookInstagram and Twitter! You can also catch Christine cageside this coming Friday for ONE FC: Reign of Champions in Dubai at the Dubai World Trade Center.

Posted on August 23, 2014 by www.babesofmma.com