By: R Eric Ellison
Don’t miss todays podcast, as we bring on 145 Conflict champion Alexa Connors ahead of her upcoming title fight this Saturday at Conflict 22. This title fight, at 135, will be Connors first attempt at snagging two titles within the same promotion. Conflict MMA #22 takes place in Columbia, SC on November 8th. Alexa Conners (4-1) will face Alyssa Vasquez (6-3) for the 135lb title as Alexa looks to become the first 2 weight class champion for Conflict. Before this challenge, ALexa sat down with us to talk about what it means to succeed in the sport she loves so much.
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#1 Thanks for taking the time to sit with me just 2 weeks before your fight and just before what your camp calls “Hell Week” as you prepare for a very tough opponent in Alyssa Vasquez.
Tell the readers where you are from originally and where you are from now as we get started…
Alexa Conners: I was born in Winchester, VA. I currently live in Columbia, SC.
#2 Why did you start training and what made you want to become a fighter? When did you start fighting competitively?
I started training about 3 years ago. One of my friends who fought, convinced me to go to a MMA class and I fell in love with it. I made my debut in Savannah, GA May 11th, 2013 against Nicola Fairclough and won via decision for Conflict MMA.
#3 So you made your debut in May 2013 and now having fought 5 times now and no slowing down in sight, Where do you find your inspiration and where do u see yourself in 5 years in this sport?
I fight for many things but mainly for myself and team. I try to set goals and prove to myself that I can overcome anything and that I can be a champion. I also fight for my siblings. I try to be a good role model and show them that dreams do come true and if you truly set your mind on something, you can accomplish it. In 5 years I see myself being a professional MMA fighter and becoming better and better every year. The ultimate goal is to be in the UFC.