“I started training MMA in 2013 after participating in cardio
kickboxing classes for fitness and weight loss. I sought out combat sports to challenge myself and take
my fitness to a higher level.”
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5 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT JADE RIPLEY
WHAT WAS YOUR CAREER BEFORE FIGHTING? DO YOU STILL MAINTAIN THAT JOB?
I have been a full time firefighter since 2013 for a KC Metro department. I am currently still employed there full time. I love my career.
DO YOU HAVE ANY HEROES AND WHY?
I’m my own hero. I learned from a young age that if you want something, you often have to figure out how to get it yourself. Everything I have achieved in life has been a result of my own hard work and self motivation. Also, my daughter, she’s a badass small human.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES AND INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF FIGHTING?
I love to cook, read, eat, and spend time with my family. I’m passionate about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and enjoy training/competing and teaching our all-women’s class. Teaching is the best way to learn.