Roxanne Modafferi

The Happy Warrior

I’m back from Cage Warriors 40

I just got back from an amazing experience at Cage Warriors 40 in London. Thank you to Promotor Graham, matchmaker Ian Dean, Clare and everyone else for bending over backwards to take care of me and Kunioku-san in every way possible. It was a great honor to fight Rosi Sexton, and share ice cream and cookies after the fight. I hope I have the good fortune of fighting for Cage Warriors again.

To all my loyal fans and new fans, thank you for all the support. You are simply amazing and lift me up, whether it be on your shoulders after victory, or a helping hand up after I fall. The same feelings go out to my coaches.

I’m very happy when the fans tell me that they enjoyed watching my fights. That’s good. Thank you for that. And thank you Celine for flying in from Norway to be with me and corner me.

That being said..

…I am very very disappointed in myself in many ways. There are no excuses- Rosi fought the better fight on Saturday- but the next thing I must do is figure out how to solve my problems to perform better as a mixed martial artist.

I totally let down my coaches. Kunioku didn’t teach me to strike like that, and that’s certainly NOT what I learned from Sean. Of course, from a fan’s point of view, it was back and forth and exciting. For me, I’m revisited and haunted by certain moments where I thought, “If only I had done this…” “why couldn’t I do this?” “How could I have done this?”

Kunioku-san told me that it was experience for me to learn from for the next time.

By the way, I want to apologize to fans after the event. I left the cage and people were trying to talk to me or console me or something, but I was extremely upset and wanted to go back to my locker room. I couldn’t see anything without my glasses- I was essentially blind in the dark with blurry people swirling all around, disoriented and confused and I think Celine wasn’t sure where to take me, so if I yelled at one of you, I’m sorry. ^^;

I think I’m going to be kicked out of my ninja clan for this….

I can’t wait for my body to heal so I can get back to the gym. I’m going to have to make more changes to my training regime. somehow…. I must work harder and harder and get stronger!

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6 Responses to “I’m back from Cage Warriors 40”

  1. indigoahma Says:

    Roxy: Enjoyed your fight with Rosi, all the submission attempts were awesome. Wondered why Rosi would even try to take you down as you were very dangerous on the ground. Hope you will come out of this healthy and more determined then ever.
    I was able to watch it live @ Cage Warriors site.

  2. roxyfighter Says:

    Thanks, Mike!

  3. CLJMMA Says:

    Hi Roxy,
    That was a great fight and the technical aspects were brilliant to watch! Both u and Rosi are brilliant on the ground and it was such a well matched fight. I am a big Rosi fan, because its the grappling work I find captivating and her ground work is awesome -. so it was really refreshing to see another fighter with the skills to match.
    I understand your fighter’s psyche drives you to strive continuously for perfection, but please do not be so hard on yourself. Rosi is a great fighter and she didn’t give an inch- the fight reflected that.
    Good luck for the next one Roxy and don’t do yourself down x

  4. roxyfighter Says:

    That’s so kind of you to say. Thank you very much!

  5. ofutrecht Says:

    I watched the fight for a second time.

    Judging in MMA is terrible. They need to look more at ippon like they should be. It’s a fight, not a wrestling match. While there were lots of strikes to stay busy(mostly by Rosi), the few barages you made to try and chin check her were nullified by a clinch. By the 3rd round she wanted no part of standing with you at all. The only amount of any ippon in the fight was given by you off of your back in submission attempts in rounds 2 & 3. Yet, every judge gave her every round. Mind boggling. You say you’re dissappointed in yourself, but I’m not! A warrior fights to finish.

  6. ofutrecht Says:

    (That third sentence should read: Judging should be more focused on finishing like the way Pride emphasized with their ippon method.

    My apologies…)

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