“When I fight, I don’t just want a win. I want to put a piece of myself into my performance and I want to make a bold statement in any cage I step into.”
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5 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT FELICIA SPENCER
WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY OF TRAINING LIKE?
Depending on if I am in “training camp” or not, I always have some mixture of conditioning/weight training, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and striking training. I do typically two days of live sparring for MMA. I do a little Capoeira on the side as well. I would also argue that my position as a coach is also training because the act of breaking down technique, even for little kids, forces you to have a better understanding of it.
WHAT GOT YOU INTO MARTIAL ARTS?
I started as a normal kid (4 years old) doing Tae Kwon Do with my two older brothers. Eventually I started also training BJJ, and my love for martial arts grew and snowballed into all the disciplines I practice now. So I guess my start was pretty typical, and the only difference is that I just never quit doing it.
IF YOU COULD MEET ANYONE, LIVING OR DEAD, WHO WOULD YOU MEET AND WHY?
This answer might change day-to-day: Today I am really looking forward to meeting my boyfriend Todd’s family, because it feels like I already have met them vicariously through him, and I want to really meet them (… GROAN I know, girl talking about her love… but family is an important part of my life). Once that happens, a more fantastical answer might be someone like Gina Carano. She was a trail-blazer that I looked up to (along with many others in the MMA community that supported women), and she seems like a fun person to be around.
IF YOU COULD FIGHT ANYONE, LIVING OR DEAD, WHO WOULD YOU FIGHT AND WHY?
Myself. I can imagine fighting a clone of myself would be the best way to learn and grow in MMA. But, realistically, I always want to fight the best. Even in my beginning years of training, I would have gladly stepped in the cage with anybody just for the challenge and experience.
IF YOU COULD BE ANY FICTIONAL CHARACTER, WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND WHY?
This might change day-to-day too, but Furiosa from Mad Max is pretty badass.