Last week and this weekend were pretty good. Training is great, as usual. Kind of a struggle near the end. I had a hard day on Thursday where my brain just didn’t feel like it was working, and I got a headache. It kind of freaked me out doing kickboxing with a headache, so I did a few rounds and then stopped. :/ I’ve been working on some new combinations that I can’t really land in sparring yet. And I realized something about the shuffle hook. I can’t really do it unless my opponent is already moving in a certain way.

I’ve been doing jiu-jitsu with a gi a lot lately because I want to compete in a gi tournament soon. But I find myself doing stuff intended for a gi on the bottom in guard in MMA practice, which is a no no, and why I stopped focusing on GI in the first place. So I gotta take a break from it since I’m fighting soon.

Kerry Hughes from the UK is here visiting! She first stopped by when she came for The Ultimate Fighter tryouts weeks ago. Unfortunately for her, the 135 lb females didn’t have a big showing, so the UFC decided not to do 135-ers. :/ She decided to come back and train for her fight in BAMMA….which was dropped because her opponent decided she couldn’t make weight and wanted to fight up a weight class, and the promotion decided to give that girl priority…what the heck? Anyway, kudos to Kerry for trying to move on with her life and not make a big deal. I think she’s doing a kickboxing match on the same day I’m fighting. I think I’m fighting March 11th. I haven’t signed anything but I’m allowed to say that I’m fighting but not against who…. ;_;

Well it’s better than Japan where sometimes you can go an entire fight camp not having an opponent set and then get it set a week before.

So I’ve been upping my conditioning, like with stairs, burpies, and conditioning circuits. I noticed my stamina going up little by little.

I’ve started getting the services of Teri, a superstar masseuse who first came to Syndicate when Sorel was training for boxing. Then she massaged John and John recommended her to the fighters. Now she’s really busy. LOL omg with her and Jake Steckel in my corner (figuratively), I can function around my nagging pains. What a career-saver, seriously.

Kalecia (left)had taken a leave of absence and came back, so it’s great training with her again. Her striking is tricky.
kerry kalecia and roxy
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Saturday I did three five-minute rounds of conditioning circuit training, and then gi jiu-jitsu technique, and then some kickboxing sparring. I got punched in the eyeball in the third round and thought it was injured, but took a break, it stopped hurting, and I went back, which I’m glad.

Later that day, I met Kerry at the Miller’s Alehouse and we watched the UFC together.
kerry at the alehouse

I was really sad Josh Barnett Lost. ;_; And also Bader. Man, what was that diving takedown?!??! So sad. Miscalculation that proved fatal. Also Northcutt. People annoy me so much sometimes. People criticizing him for tapping to the head-arm choke. Obviously he felt it was tight or he wouldn’t have tapped. Who knows what he was feeling? Maybe he didn’t know how to escape because his jiu-jitsu game isn’t strong. Or maybe his shoulder muscles are just so bulky and built up that the opponent put his weight down enough to tap him. Whatever. Actually, I think everybody I cared about on that card lost.

One of my mentors Mike Pyle fights next week and HE WILL WIN!!! I’m always such a nervous wreck when my coaches, he or Tom fight. ug That reminds me I gotta go bet on Tom. XD lol I only wanna bet on people I know, because if they loose, I’ll be too sad they lost to really care if I lost money or not. Only like 20 bucks. I’m not a big gambler. “Filthy Tom Lawlor” is fighting March 5th. support him and get his awesome T shirt, where the proceeds go to him and not Reebok! 😀
tom and roxy and toms shirttom shirt image

I’ve started watching the anime “D. Gray-Man” and also Hai to Gensou no Grimgar. Also, Legends of Tomorrow, and reading the Owari No Seraph manga.

I was just about to finish this journal entry and then saw someone on Facebook posted a suggestion for a dating site for lesbians in my facebook comments. I’m not a lesbian. ^^;; This is ALL YOUR FAULT, Kerry, because I decided to copy you and write a status update jokingly “hot date with Kerry at the Alehouse.” haha just kidding. I never post about guys because I’m shy…. ._. I haven’t had a boyfriend in 5 years. But maybe if guys think I’m a lesbian they won’t hit on me and make me shy. Well, nobody hits on me anyway…. that’s fine. I don’t really want to date. And there’s nothing wrong with being a lesbian. It might be nice not having to struggle understanding the opposite gender. ;_; I have a few friends who are lesbians! ANYWAY ending this blog entry. time to start a new awesome week!