- Manon Fiorot excels in all of the sports activities she undertakes. The 30-year-old girl from Nice was already a champion in karate, kickboxing and snowboarding.
- After a title of beginner world champion and two skilled titles gained in a single 12 months, she now desires to win the belt in probably the most prestigious UFC group.
“I realized that I had done a feat when the commentator and athlete Daniel Cormier got into the cage and congratulated me”, remembers Manon Foriot. La Niçoise simply gained his first fight on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the most important MMA preventing group (
mixed martial arts).
Manon Fiorot is the second Frenchwoman to enter this championship, the first to win a fight. “We did as planned, a knockout. in the second round. I came out almost without my opponent touching me. That was the goal. With my coach, Aldric Cassata, we wanted to do something impressive. In fact, this is only the first step ”. The 30-year-old from Nice has signed for 4 video games and doesn’t intend to cease there. She develops with a smile: “I need to go discover women within the prime 10 finest and win the belt. “
Nicknamed “The Beast”
And she is aware of a factor or two about belts. Before profitable one within the beginner championship and two within the skilled league, she began by carrying one in karate. Discipline through which she was additionally a champion. “My experience in other sports helps me a lot when I’m in the cage. I can be lively, kick and withdraw very quickly. »Manon Fiorot excels in other sports: she was a kickboxing champion. She didn’t get into MMA – which combines boxing, Thai, wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu – in 2015, because she was “shown videos and it combined all the martial arts that I” liked to develop ”. Five years later, it’s mentioned of her that she “comes out again with makeup” from the cage.
In addition to being endowed with spectacular dodge and cardio expertise, she can also be identified to “finish her opponents before the limit”. She feedback: “I am nicknamed” The beast ” [la bête] because it is something spectacular and quite rare, especially for a woman. And I think it suits me. Once in the cage, I am so focused, I forget everything else ”. The Niçoise knows that she has marked the history of this sport in France, whose federation is still being created, but she remains “centered on the longer term”.
“I’m going to continue for five or six years but this will be my last combat sport, and then maybe I’ll get into track and field. As with other disciplines, my goal is to always go higher ”. To consider that the champion will find yourself going to win the celebrities after the constellation of titles that she already has.