From: Queens, NY, USA
Fighting out of: Queens, NY, USA
Team: Long Island MMA / Ringsport Muay Thai
Weight: 105 pounds
“Always Hungry Never Satisfied.”
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5 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT JILLIAN DECOURSEY
WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY OF TRAINING LIKE?
Training doesn’t change much for me from whether I’m in fight camp or not, I mainly just increase the intensity level and add a few extra training sessions with more and harder sparring rounds. Since I train hard all the time we don’t have to make drastic changes which makes adjusting to fight camp that much easier. A typical training day for me looks something like this: Wake up go for a run, then head to the gym for MMA specific drills and workouts then do some bjj technique and sparring, then its straight to strength and conditioning, take a few hour break come back in the evening for striking drills, bjj / mma and sparring. Then wake up the next day and do it all over again. Typically I spend about 7hrs a day training 5-6 days a week.
WHAT GOT YOU INTO MARTIAL ARTS?
I was an athlete all my life, played every sport you could think of growing up, fell in love with Basketball got a scholarship, played in college, and then after college I needed something else to master so I found bjj, muay thai, and mma, and instantly found my new love.
WHAT PROFESSION OTHER THAN YOUR OWN WOULD YOU LIKE TO ATTEMPT AND WHY?
If I could do anything besides what I already do I would want to be an astronaut. Just like fighters they need to be in tip top physical shape to be able to withstand the demands of space travel and the idea of being able to go into outer space and look down on earth is nothing short of Amazing!
IF YOU COULD MEET ANYONE, LIVING OR DEAD, WHO WOULD YOU MEET AND WHY?
This was seriously a mind boggling question for me that took me 3 days to contemplate and this is the Best I could come up with… I would love to meet the Mad Hatter, he is such a free spirited kooky dude and would be a blast to have a tea party with and enjoy all the antics that will certainly transpire.
IF YOU COULD BE ANY FICTIONAL CHARACTER, WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND WHY?
Mr Magorium from Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. If you don’t know who he is then you are missing out on life, seriously no joking here!!! (in case you haven’t noticed I love to use exclamation points, makes everything you say that much more intense!!!) I strive to have Mr. Magorium’s outlook and approach to life, carefree and loving every moment no matter what life throws your way, always staying positive with a childlike vibe. Being able to light up a room with your positive energy and spreading it to others like it’s the plague, not the bad plague that killed a bunch of people but one that you actually want to catch.