The boxing world title win.
Winning my kickboxing world titles.
Getting on the cover of Black Belt Magazine.
Getting inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame.
Getting baptized as an adult, but that wasn’t me, that was by the Grace of God. Actually everything I accomplish is by the Grace of God.
My 12 round kickboxing victory rematch over Bonnie for 2 world titles.
My boxing world title defense against Lahsen.
Ramona Gatto would never rematch me once I moved to California and learned how to actually kick box. Funny like that, huh.
My karate instructor from Illinois, Mr. Jim Boucher. He knew me since I was a kid, and nick-named me that years ago. It just stuck.
I like Mrs. Lilly Rodriguez (Bridgett's former trainer - FSCC). Even now. They just don’t make em like that anymore.
Myself. I am way too hard on me.
Elena Reid would be fun to fight.
I like 2 win. Although I learn so much more from losing it seems. If I win by knockout, cool. People want 2 see that. It ups my annie. I love a knock out. It’s exciting. Women are tough as nails though, and they don’t all go down so easy… at all. It’s cool, as long as no one is seriously hurt. I’d hate to see that. Fighting is the ultimate feeling, besides falling in love, and faith in the unparallel love of Christ.
It only happened once (by Lahsen - FSCC). It was weird. I don’t remember getting up. My vision went half black. I heard a loud – long ring. All I wanted to do was survive the round, and then the next one. Then in the 3rd… I started landing shots. Then in the 5th I’m thinking… I can knock this girl out. Then I could settle for nothing less than that. In the 9th … I knocked her out cold. It was sweet.
These are VERY dangerous sports. Make no mistake about that. It is our lives that are out there on display. It’s very serious.
They can be. UFC is very brutal at times. But going down to the mat and fighting, takes massive skill.
Gymnastics. I love it. N soccer (goalie) as a kid. That was fun.
I have worked as a stunt woman. That’s serious as well and risky, but I enjoy it. I find acting the biggest challenge. I will pursue this as long as it’s God’s will. That’s what I seek to fulfill. I’m here for a reason and I want to do what God created me to do.
Kickboxing was the only ongoing fighting sport available for women at that time. We had to do it. I never had the luxury of even an amateur fight. My first fight EVER was my pro debut in kickboxing against the U.S. champ. Drippy.
I think kickboxing should be marketed better. I feel there were too many mismatches and when you do not see true world class kickboxing, it can look very bad. But there is poor matchmaking in boxing and it is still much more popular. Maybe because boxing has been around longer. I really don’t get it to be honest. Kickboxing just doesn’t take off for some odd reason????
For me it was more opportunity. Plus I am a huge boxing fan. I love the sport. Another avenue to fight… come on… how good is that.
Boxing, you have to work on distance. Sitting down to get good leverage on shots. You take a lot more head damage.
Kickboxing, you can buy time w/ the kicking. But your entire body takes a beating. You are a bit more upright. You have 2 more weapons to use in there.
I was a better kickboxer. But I love the challenge of boxing. Not every kickboxer has been successful making the transition. It just goes to show, boxing is VERY challenging. I think the 2 are great sports. Dangerous, but terribly exciting.
A man has a man’s strength, and no matter what, they are stronger. When you match a man and a woman up perfectly… the man wins. I can crush a less experienced man, but what does that prove. It’s a lose/lose situation, and proves absolutely nothing in my opinion. I think it is silly for a woman to seriously fight a male. I will consistently “spar” men in the gym. The guys get me good.
Women can be more disciplined though. We have so much to prove and we want to be taken seriously. Women tend to focus and concentrate a bit better. There can be the same ego in each gender. Women can hide emotions well when we want to. I am such a perfectionist as well, to the point of obsessive compulsion which can be a little annoying. I aspire to fight like the men. That’s what I shoot for.
I like to fight. Period! I may as well hone it and get paid for it.
It was a super fun trip w/ friends to Japan. I had not a clue about what I was doing. It was ages ago. I didn't even know how to fight a lick. But what a fun time there.
I have a very strong personality. Yet I am weak in many areas. But that’s great, because that’s when God’s strength shows up. People see there is something a little different about me. But I’m just me. I’m full of my own insecurities, and I have much to work on…on a regular basis. But that’s what life is.
I believe in EVERYONE going after their heart’s desire. Dream big, and take baby steps to get there. But take the steps. Success won’t fall out of the sky.
I think they just didn’t know they had it in them, maybe they did, but were made to hold back.
Well, we can’t urinate up a rope. Thank goodness. I love being a girl. I love a man being a man. It’s good to have differences, etc. It’s also good to just go for it in life.
I need a man to be a man. Being a man, is not arrogance, and NOT pride. It’s being humble and having wisdom. We each have to put the other person’s feeling’s first.
I want to be treated as a lady. I want a gentleman. I want a man who loves the Lord w/ all of his heart, then to love me. That is true love.
People like to see strong women. It’s attractive I guess.
Hey, whatever floats their boat. That’s their deal. I just do what I love to do.
Silly to me, but that’s just me.
Only in self-defense. Anything else is insecurity. Bullies are the biggest cowards.
It can all be fixed, hopefully. I pray all of the time. I wear makeup into the ring, but it’s all gone by the first round.
I love acting.
I like to draw.
I love going to the movies.
Cool site. You have so much information available. I like the opening page showing real sport in variety. I wish you success and thank you soooooooooooo much for considering me. God bless!