She is a 14-year-old Mixed Marital Artist. She didn't speak until she was 5. She has dyslexia but don't let it stop her! She has been a fighter since the day she was born. Like Ronda Rousey, she was born with her umbilical cord around her neck. She has dyslexia but will not allow any of it to keep her from reaching her goals!! She loves to train and compete. Her mom says if she not training she not happy. She works hard to be a great role model for other kids especially the girls. She ends each fight with a smile and a hug. She believes that anyone who gets out there should be proud.
Q&A Session Between Cáitlín Blessing Kelley and Elite Sports
Question: What are your goals for this year? Next 3 years? Next 5 years?
Answer: This year I want to compete more and leave it all on the mat or in the ring. Next 3 years - the same and start getting ready my professional carrier. 5 years- to fight in the Invicta and finally one of the big shows, Bellator or UFC.
Question: What inspires you about BJJ? MMA?
Answer: It makes me feel like a powerful and confident woman. I love the challenge that it gives mixing both my striking and BJJ together.
Question: Any major accomplishments you’ve been able to achieve in that time?
Answer: 2 International Kickboxing Federation World Titles. Over 30 plus expert division wins in jiujitsu GI and no GI
Question: Who inspires you, past or present? Why do they inspire you?
Answer: Connor McGregor, Tecia Torres and Ronda Rousey. Because they train hard and give it their all.
Question: How long have you been training?
Answer: Since I was 6 years old, so 8 years
Question: What should we learn from the legends /or from the seniors?
Answer: how hard they work to achieve the success, so i learn from them if you are not willing to change yourself than no one can help you
Question: What are the essential for the training?
Answer: Committment, hard work and be focus
Question: Do you have a go-to finishing move?
Answer: Arm bar for jiujitsu and head kick for kickboxing
Question: How often do you train?
Answer: 3- 5 days a week for 2-3 hours a day
Question: What do you think it takes to be a champion in your sports?
Answer: To train hard, never give up and always believe in yourself.
Question: What sort of gear do you usually keep in your gym bag before hitting the gym? Do you have different items for specific days?