A Few Minutes With Jessica Pene

268_lgAfter the stellar card at Bellator V ended I had the opportunity to meet Jessica Pene. She graciously took time to answer a few questions for Fightergirls.com. Jessica comes off as a very respectful and humble person. I am grateful she took the time for the interview. I would also like to thank Fightergirls.com for giving me the opportunity to represent them.

FG: Hi Jessica. Thank you for taking the time to talk to www.fightergirls.com. How are feeling after tonight’s win?
Jessica Pene: I was looking to finish early and I am pretty stoked that I was able to do that.

FG: What is next for you?
JP: My next fight is with Bellator hopefully.

FG: The women fight 3 five minute rounds in Bellator. Is this the first time you’ve fought five minute rounds?
JP: We were given the choice between three and five minute rounds. I’ve fought fives before and was ready. Our sparring and training is done in five minute intervals.

FG: You normally fight at 115. Why was this fight at 117?
JP: I think my opponent wanted to fight at 120. We compromised at 117 since I fight at 110-115 lbs.

FG: How would you describe your fight style? What do you train in?
JP: I am becoming well rounded. I love Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu. Those are the areas I am more comfortable in.

FG: How did you get started in mixed martial arts?
JP: I was interested in learning to fight; I am a very competitive person. I started training Muay Thai and then shortly after discovered Jiu Jitsu.

FG: Who has been your toughest opponent to date?
JP: I think that all of my fights have been challenging, each opponent has brought different challenges.

FG: In closing is there anything else you’d like to say?
JP: I would like to thank my coaches at Subfighter and at Legends as well as my sponsors for this fight; Tapout, duzoxin, and Sinful Clothing.

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