Elaina Maxwell is back where she feels she belongs.
After a moving last year, Maxwell felt the big lights of Vegas wasn’t her cup of tea when it came to training and headed back to the Bay area to train with some of the top females in the world.
Maxwell was on “Sportsgeeks” to talk about the move back and where her career is heading.
Maxwell is training with Combat Sports Academy in Dublin, CA, as well as Gracie Fighter in Pleasant Hill, CA. She said that there is a great deal of women to help support and roll with.
“I am rolling with Lana Stefanac and all the girls there,” Maxwell commented. “There are around five kick ass stand-up fighters ranging from 105 to 140, so I have more than enough really good stand-up fighters to work with.”
Maxwell is training more in jiu-jitsu during her off time. After competing in the Pan American games last month, she is now looking towards Grappler’s Quest during the UFC Expo in Las Vegas Memorial day weekend. No matter who she faces next, she said she will be focusing on improving her own game.
“I don’t really focus on my opponent really. I focus on my weaknesses.”
When it comes to MMA, Maxwell was scheduled to fight #10 ranked Alexis Davis this past weekend, but got a busted ear drum during training. However, it looks like she will get her shot at the Raging Wolf champion soon.
“Hopefully I will be fighting for Raging Wolf in July,” Maxwell stated. “I think no matter what I will be facing Alexis.”