Episode: #44 Amanda Bobby Cooper on MMA, training and beating doubt
Who: Amanda Bobby Cooper (@abcnation115) is an American professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She started boxing at the age of 12 and in 2011 at the age of 19 she stepped into the octagon for the first time. In 2 years she became #1 ranked 125lb amateur fighter in Michigan and #3 ranked in the country with an amateur record of 8-3. Utilising a boxing approach, the 26 year old entered the UFC via the famed MMA reality show ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ and continues to help women’s MMA evolve by demonstrating great technique and showcasing her talent. The UFC summarise her fighting style as powerful, saying she is unpredictable and switches stance, utilising a good guard and good submissions.
In this interview, we quickly discuss her story, MMA, training etc. We didn’t have much time, so we just covered some basics, but Amanda gives some great answers, you can’t help but like her and she is going to be a superstar soon. I hope to have her on the show for a full interview when our schedules will allow it.
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I hope you have as much fun listening to this one as I did interviewing? Enjoy!
What we cover
Who us she and why you might know her name
What is her normal routine like
How does she set up a training camp and analyse her opponent?
How does she set up her weekly training sessions
Her fluid is her training – does she follow the plan exactly or does she allow
What goes through her mind
Attitude towards interviews and the media requirements of professional MMA
The interview questions that she hates
How does she bounce back from losses or a bad training session – how can we ‘reset’ and go again without letting BS affect us
What was her motivation for getting into boxing and how did she transition to MMA
How her family have inspired her in life and training and her choice of a career
What she would like fans to remember from this interview
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