Monday, July 23, 2012

Fighter Babe Katy Collins Returns to the Cage on Friday

Fighter babe Katy “The Red Dragon” Collins (2-1) returns to the cage this Friday to take on Kathina Catron (4-0) at XFL's Extreme Fight Night 8 in Tulsa, OK at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. We recently caught up with Katy for the interview below as she prepares for battle.

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

-Well, I've been watching UFC/MMA avidly since TUF 1 I'd say and that definitely had an influence on me! Just watching it gets me pumped! Last year my younger brother started fighting and I would be so pumped and mad after his fights (I still don't like the thought of someone putting their hands on him even though I know it IS MMA and its gonna happen) haha but it would have me so amped up to see all that so after a fight of his in July of last year (@ShoFight) I told the promoter JT Tilley that I wanted to fight! I was on the card in August, won by RNC in 42 seconds with no previous training and I've been training and fighting with Konvix Fight Team out of West Plains, MO ever since!

Where are you currently training?

-KONVIX Fight Team! A team consisting of Josch Edgington, Brandese Powell, Herbert (Bubba) Morgan (my younger brother), Briannah Conatser (sister) – It’s a secret... oooh!

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

-July 27th, 2012 in Tulsa, OK against undefeated Kathina Catron!

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

-Go for it! That's the only advice I think I can give! That's all you CAN do! STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF AND DON'T LET ANYBODY TELL YOU THAT YOU CAN'T DO IT!

When do you think we will see women divisions in the UFC?

-Sooner rather than later I hope! Haha.

What or who are your inspirations in MMA and life?

-Honestly, everybody around me who supports and believes in me! They inspire me every day to become a better person and fighter!

Who are your favorite MMA fighters?

-Duane BANG! Ludwig and Miesha Tate.

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

-Haha I am a Topps Cards NERD! Especially for BANG's items!

Of course we have a few questions for the male readership as well.

What do you look for in a guy?

-GOTTA BE FUN, have a sense of humor, and not be surprised by ANYTHING that comes out of my mouth!

What are your turn-ons?

-A sense of humor is definitely a must. I love to laugh!

What are your turnoffs?

-Jealousy and dirty fingernails and/or toenails, eww!

What would you say is your best feature?

-Physically I'd say my eyes or my right hand! Haha I think my best feature is my personality. I love to have fun and I'm very outgoing!

Any future plans or dreams?

-Too many to answer that question!

Any shout outs you would like to make?

-Shout out to anybody reading this! Thanks for wanting to get to know ME a little better and thanks for ALL of the awesome support! :)

Thank you for your time Katy and good luck on fight night! Say hello to Katy on Twitter @KateCollins24.

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