Adventures in living a healthy, juicy life
by Cheryl Ragsdale
Via Facebook, I had the pleasure of being introduced to Danielle “the Curse” West, a professional MMA fighter. Danielle is originally from Boston, but now lives in London, England. She made some time to stop by Florian Martial Arts to train with me.
Cheryl Ragsdale and Danielle “the Curse” West, professional MMA Fighter
Since her first fight in 2007, Danielle said she’s prepared for 21 different fights, but only six of them actually took place. I knew that fighters were often disappointed when their opponents fell ill or became injured or just changed their minds about fighting, but I had no idea it happened that often. Actually, more often than not in Danielle’s case.
Danielle’s most recent MMA fight was with Rin Nakai, a Japanese fighter who is ranked fourth on the Unified Women’s Mixed Martial Arts Rankings list of Featherweights (136-145 pounds) after Cris Cyborg Santos. That fight ended in a draw. A rematch is being scheduled. Danielle said the fight could take place as early as December of 2011. The last round of their three round fight is shown on video here.
Here’s a two minute video of a very light sparring session between me and Danielle West.
I’m the one wearing head gear and shin pads.
Danielle shared a sweet wrestling move with us.
Lucky for us, Danielle will be back to visit again on her next trip to Boston in November.
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