Roxanne Modafferi

The Happy Warrior

Christmas trip and Sorel’s boxing fight

Posted in family and holidays on December 31st, 2015 by roxyfighter

I left Vegas Dec 24th in the morning and arrived in Boston that evening. My dad and Marion picked me up and brought me to their house. Then Q arrived and we hung out when Dad and Marion went to a Christmas party. Q brought me broccoli and tuna! I loved spending time with her! We played Cribbage, which is super hard, and Hanabi, which is hard because it’s a memory game, and I couldn’t remember the clues she told me. Lol

On Christmas, we woke up, I ate a broccoli-tuna wrap. And Marion’s pumpkin pie, which is the best in the world. She’s an amazing cook. I got to chat with my dad a lot!

My step siblings Chris and Steffi came and we opened presents. I received very nice presents and enjoyed watching everybody open theirs. Thank you!

I decided from day one that I didn’t care about sticking to my diet and didn’t even try to exercise. I don’t have a fight for a while – plenty of time to work it off. I was trying togive my body a break since a few things are hurting a lot, so I tried doing absolutely NOTHING.

Saturday was a day with no plans. We went to the Paperstore to look for Christmas cards and wrapping paper. Then lunch at Chili’s. Before that, we picked up my car. I thought I might miss the closing, but I actually had to wait on a long line. In the evening, we ate shrimp and lasagna for dinner and just chilled, watching hockey.

Sunday I woke up, had breakfast, chatted with family, then drove to Aunt Connie’s. Took me longer than I thought, but I reached there around 6 PM! Ate a fish dinner and spend some time with her.
Monday we chatted in the morning and then Aunt Connie’s harp tuner lady came, and I went out for lunch with my cousin Alison and her baby girl Pia Rose, who I met for the first time!
roxy and alison and pia
Cutie!! We went to Café Angelique! Then met Aunt Connie for tea at Starbucks.
roxy and pia rose

Then we went to Alison’s husband’s Francisco’s Kenpo Karate kids event award ceremony.
He asked me to give a speech on the fly!
roxy kenpo speach
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And Joolz stopped by to visit and gave me a Christmas present! Thank you!!
Got home a little late at 9 PM but that’s okay.
If you are interested in American Kenpo karate for you or your kids, Vigoroux Kenpo Karate studio is the best! He’s an 8th degree black belt. 197 Boulevard
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey

Found out my flight got delayed from Tuesday morning until Wednesday evening! Bah!

Woke up Tuesday, went to the gym with cousin Adele.
adele and roxy

You can really see the family resemblance here because we have the same shaped jaw and chin. XD The Modafferi chin. The bloodline is strong…in addition to physical attributes, Modafferi’s tend to be strong-willed. 😀 I love my family so much.

I babysat Pia and Tino with Alison and Francisco while Adele was at the violin concert with Aunt Connie and Joey. Man, kids are so much work! I respect my parents so much the more time I spend with babies. Pia was constantly happy. I held her while Alison cooked. I helped Francisco build his facebook page a little better.

I woke up Wednesday and felt horrible. Threw up. Diarrhea. For hours. Took Imodium and managed to drive to JFK and return my car no problem. Got the chills later in the day. Flight got delayed from 5 PM to 7:30 PM. At least we took off! I got home at 10:30 PM which was like 1:30 AM on the East Coast. So miserable because my body was so stuff from sitting still and I had the chills.

But at least I got home!!

Woke up Thursday feeling a little better. Did BJJ technique with Enzo. Tried to hit the bag but felt crappy. Then this massage lady worked on me a bit and I feel a little better!

I came home and watched the fight that that I missed on Periscope. Sorel Mizzi and Rast, two famous poker players who decided to box each other after two months of training and give the ticket sales money to charity! I watched Sorel train with John almost every day before my lesson. He worked hard! Good job!! And HE WON! 😀 😀 😀 Just proves that John Wood is the best coach everrrrrrr. haha the camera guy was standing right in Sorel’s corner, so we could hear everything John was saying in the corner. “If you drop your hands one more f*cking time I’m gonna get in there and punch you myself.” XD haha love it

sorel vs rast 1

sorel vs rast 2

I didn’t go out for New Years….

Brittany’s visit and lots of UFCs!

Posted in family and holidays, friends, fun on December 13th, 2015 by roxyfighter

Brittany arrived on Thursday morning! I took her to Syndicate and I did MMA team practice.

Roxy vs Jo Jo Monkey King. Crazy guy.
roxy vs monkey king

I trained harder than I’ve trained in a long time and felt pretty good, and really happy with my techniques!

I went out to SkinnyFats afterwards and ate delicious flatbread with chicken and a milkshake.
roxy and bri shakes
We went to the UFC after that and got to see awesome fights, including Paige vs Rose, Mike Chiesa from Sikjitsu who had done half his camp at Syndicate under John Wood, Northcut and Jesus. I mean Elias Theodorou, who my friends and I feel strongly resembles Jesus. It’s the hair. And it helps that it’s easier to say Jesus than his real name. Please nobody think I’m being blasphemous here. lol
roxy bri liam
We ended up sitting next to Liam McGeary by accident! He fought and beat Tito Ortiz in Bellator! He was super cool and we chatted about the fights going on.

When Brittany and I were leaving we RAN INTO ELIAS. He knew who I was!! I was so excited about that. Apparently he was on TUF Nations, which was one of the seasons I haven’t watched.
elias theodorou 1

jesus and roxy
He lost by decision but I think he should have won! 🙁

Bri and I went to go eat and hang out with friends afterwards.
roxy and bri city background
I started feeling weird…cold….shivery…achy. Weird. By 10:30 after eating, I felt REALLY crappy. We met friends and chatted a bit and I started suspecting I was sick…maybe food poisoning? by 11 I started feeling feverish so I excused myself and went home early. 🙁 dang!

It was food poisoning and I got the chills. Lost my appetite. Which never happens even when I have the flu.
I tossed and turned all night.
I felt so bad that I couldn’t really entertain Bri-chan much. I dropped her off to go watch UFC weigh ins that afternoon. I basically slept on and off all day. It took me all day to watch one episode of TUF nations. *_*

I picked up Bri-chan and we watched UFC on my TV at home. Sad for Joe Lauzon, my favorite fighter, but Evan had been training with Chaz, our Syndicate Muay Thai coach, so my team was happy. 🙁
Kawajiri won, yay! I don’t care that it was kind of an inactive fight. I’m just glad he won. I’ll always root for the Japanese guy.
fight card friday

I’m so glad Ryan Hall won, even though I think overall Artem was the better fighter. I love seeing a normal looking jiu-jitsu guy win. 😀 He played his game well. w00t woot!

Saturday I woke up feeling better! I went to BJJ belt promotions and got two stripes on my purple belt. Thank you, Vinny. I know I have so much more to learn!
getting stripe
I want to learn fasterrrrrrrrr. There’s not enough time in the day. I want to feel like I deserve it. I HAVE been training every day since Vinny became the main coach at Syndicate months ago. And teaching kids a lot of gi, while learning from Rick and Chris. I’ve been purple belt for like 8 years and picking up gi for about 2. I want to do BJJ tournaments to see how I match up against other purple belts.
I still bow when I shake hands, like a Japanese person. lol
bowing roxy

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bjj pic dec 12. 2015
After that, Bri and I just hung around for a while and then went to watch the UFC in Town Square’s Alehouse. Jamie and Jenny and Perry and Robyn came over and we all sat together! That was fun 😀 CRAZY awesome card. I should not have had nachos so close to food poisoning because I got an upset stomach again. -_-
bri nachos again
Holy Mackerel , I was actually disappointed in Conor vs Aldo. I wanted to see a longer fight. Reminded me of 90% of Ronda’s fights. 🙁 Weidman and Rockhold was amazing and impressive.

Today is Sunday and I brought Bri to the airport. :/ I’m sorry I lost us a day together because I was sick, but thanks for coming back to my home to watch the UFC together. 🙂

Tomorrow is TUF tryouts for my teammates and friends! I’ll make an appearance before going to training.

The Saga of getting Saga, training, cirque du soleil w/ Miesha!

Posted in amusing, every day, fight, friends, training on December 6th, 2015 by roxyfighter

I haven’t really written a blog in weeks!

I’ve been teaching a lot of kids, doing a lot of BJJ, and learning awesome stuff on mitts.

The end.

Not really.

Also, I’m on a Saga to find volume 5 of Saga.
saga cover pic Volume 4 ended on kind of a cliffhanger so I’ve been dying for vol 5 to come out. The trade paperback, not the little thin comics that come out weekly or monthly or whatever. So I asked about it in April and the lady who works at Cheeseboy Comics told me, “Oh it takes months to come out. Check back in the fall.” DANG that’s a long time. Fine. I came back in September. “Not yet.” Fine. I came back in October. “Not yet. But soon.” DANG FINE, damnit. I went back in November and she said, “OH we ordered it but it’s out! Come back next Wedesday.” So I went back. “Nothing…” The next week. “Nothing..”

DAMNIT OMFG So I drove down to another comic book store I knew of and……….THEY WERE CLOSED because it was Sunday. Fine, so Monday I called and they didn’t answer the phone. I knew better than to drive there without knowing if they were open. So I called another comic book store in Vegas and asked them if they had vol 5. “Oh yes! We do!” GREAT. So I drove twenty minutes to get there and what he handed me was vol 4. “Oh sorry I thought this was it.” NO, jerk-face, it’s not!!!!!! GRRRRRRrr. I’m a very busy woman! So I called a third place and the guy said he had it and I drove there and it was only the single issue, not the trade paperback.
saga no killing

oh.my.god. I can NOT obtain this comic book!
angry pissed vegeta going super saiyan 3
Then one of my friends suggested I order it on Amazon. What? I can do that? I thought it was a new release. BUT NO, Apparently it’s been out since September!!!

angry what2

So okay, Amazon! Screw you comic book stores, you can’t have my money! HAHAHAHA
SO I ordered it and wait and wait and wait and a week and a half later….,,. this comes in the mail:
knitting yarns

I have the perfect meme for my feelings on this matter:

wtf picard-wtf-meme-generator-wtf-who-the-hell-hired-these-incompetent-people-9b9eaf

My anger was building and building and building….and then when I was telling the story to my mom, I started laughing uncontrollably. It’s hilarious! Knitting???! The only MORE hilarious thing that could have come would have been a book on dating.

So….. today I think I’ll try a few more comic book stores. lol omg I can’t believe this. I .just.want.the.COMIC BOOK!!!! XD

Moving on, Yesterday I went to yaki niku with Miesha and then The Cirque du solei show Mystere. It’s my first one!

And also my first Yaki niku in America! It was better in America because the meat wasn’t like 75% fat like it is in Japan. lol Because Americans actually LIKE THE MEAT!!!! *pet peeve* and they brought the meat all at once so we don’t have to WAIT 15 MINUTES BETWEEN PLATES!!! *pet peeve*
roxy yaki niku
So basically Americans did it better. lol Go America.

miesha roxy cirque

mystere snail
The athletic ability of the performers is amazing! I actually know two acrobats who do those shows so I kept thinking of them. 🙂

Miesha really showed me a great time last night. Thanks so much, my friend! 😀 I enjoyed everything and also spending time with you! 😀 😀

So I don’t have a fight set yet (pleeease offer me a fight Invicta) but I’ve been doing a lot of jiu-jitsu and upping my gi ability that I’ve forgotten. I’m also learning awesome stuff from John on mitts to up my striking game. I love how he prefaces our practice with, “So by now, I’m not going to teach you anything new, we’re just going to work off what you know” and then proceeds to teach me something new. XD Haha! Well, maybe not new to him, but I consider it new. Over the past month I’ve been really bummed out because one, I tweaked my neck which is better now, and also no fight set. But I’m so motivated to try my new stuff in class. I’ve been learning so much and having success in practice. By the time I get another fight, I’ll be tearing through everyone. Trying to lift weights, too. I think my legs are getting stronger! I think I notice more muscle. 😀 I’m trying not to get too heavy since I have no idea when I’m fighting next….

confused anime girl

Should I bulk up? oh well! Every single fighter has the problem of wanting to fight more and not being able to. But now I have my part time job of teaching kids back, so moneyyyyyyyyyyy! 😀 Now I can drain my savings account less.

I hope I get to fight in January!