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MustLoveMMA.com Interviews 12-Year-Old Claire Tietgen on How MMA Stops Bullying

MustLoveMMA.com Interviews 12-Year-Old Claire Tietgen on How MMA Stops Bullying

February 23, 2018

MustLoveMMA's Susan Cingari speaks with 12 year old Claire Tietgen about how mixed martial arts helped her overcome bullying in school.

Bullied mercilessly as a child young Claire wrote in her diary " I want to die", and her parents had almost given up hope until she found the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.

Today Claire can not only defend herself against bullies in school and out, but is a well decorated MMA champion with 9 Gold Medals.

And if that was not enough Claire's story touched the heart of UFC's Social Media Manager, Shanda Maloney who went all the way to the top and got UFC president Dana White involved who then invited Claire and her dad Charles to watch their very first UFC fight - UFC 183.

But the fairy tale doesn't end here, because young Claire had hopes of meeting her idol UFC champion Ronda Rousey and guess what she got her wish again - Thanks to the UFC.

In this inspiring interview, you will meet Claire and hear her talk about being bullied, see her train, but more importantly this is a moving story of how one young child was able to turn her life around with her new found love of sports.

It's also a story of hope for the one in four students between grades six through 12 who experience bullying in the United States.

Now Claire wants to spread the message that Bullying Can Be Stopped.

So if you would like to find out more about Claire and her family's efforts to combat bullying. Check out their website at: www.welcometothetietgens.com

Follow Claire on Twitter at twitter.com/clairetietgen

MustLoveMMA.com Speaks to Fighter Tonya Evinger

MustLoveMMA.com Speaks to Fighter Tonya Evinger

February 22, 2018

The always dynamic and candid Tonya Evinger speaks candidly to MustLoveMMA.com's Susan Cingari. Evinger talks about how she prepares for a fight, and why she never takes one for granted. She also shares her secret talent, her toughest opponent, and the fight she thinks has been the biggest of her career.

Susan Cingari Interviews Bellator Fighter Daniel Weichel

Susan Cingari Interviews Bellator Fighter Daniel Weichel

February 22, 2018

MustLoveMMA.com's Susan Cingari speaks to Bellator MMA fighter Daniel Weichel. Go inside Weichel's training camp as he prepares for a fight, find out how he got his nickname "The Weasel," and why he decided to get involved in MMA at all.

 

Weichel also tells us about a unique German group called Respekt he's involved in and how it's promoting unity among people worldwide. Also hear about the the growing and popular Mixed Martial Arts scene in Germany.

Learn How Bellator MMA Fighter King Mo Trains

Learn How Bellator MMA Fighter King Mo Trains

February 16, 2018

MustLoveMMA.com's Susan Cingari caught up with Muhammad "King Mo" Lawal. King Mo tells us what a “typical” training day is for him, and reflects on what single moment defines him as an athlete in mixed martial arts.

 

UFC Fighter Thiago Alves Speaks to MustLoveMMA.com

UFC Fighter Thiago Alves Speaks to MustLoveMMA.com

February 16, 2018

MustLoveMMA reporter Susan Cingari interviews UFC fighter Thiago "Pitbull" Alves he talks about his long road back into the Octagon after so many devastating health issues.

Soa “The Hulk” Palelei Speaks to MustLoveMMA.com

Soa “The Hulk” Palelei Speaks to MustLoveMMA.com

February 16, 2018

MustloveMMA.com's' Susan Cingari speaks with UFC fighter Soa "The Hulk" Palelei.

Soa joins us from AKA Thailand where he is in training. He talks about his adventures in acting and publishing as well as his UFC career.

 

Jay T. Warsh on Tito Ortiz, Loyalty, and the Bond Between Them

Jay T. Warsh on Tito Ortiz, Loyalty, and the Bond Between Them

February 16, 2018

Jay T Warsh joins me from Toronto to talk about how his powerhouse agency "The Inner Circle" came to be and how it works with fighters like Tito Ortiz, Alistair Overeem, Ken Shamrock, Bruce Buffer, Wanderlei Siva, Frankie Edgar, Rashad Evans, and Chris Cyborg.

"Loyalty" is a word that Warsh adheres to and bases his company on and in this interview he discusses why this trait is not really used in business anymore. Specifically, how loyalty was lacking when it came to his top client and long-time friend Tito Ortiz.

Don’t judge a book by the cover as Warsh may look like a wrestler but he’s a true adrenaline junkie who loves to jump out of planes, scuba dive, and camp. 

 

The Fighter Who Would Be King: Muhammed Lawal

The Fighter Who Would Be King: Muhammed Lawal

February 16, 2018

MustLoveMMA.com reporter Susan Cingari sits down with Bellator fighter King Mo.

In this revealing and intimate portrait we meet the real KING MO as Muhammed Lawal talks about what it was like for him to be raised by a single mom and how he had to deal with his dad committing suicide. He also talks about how his early years have helped shape him to be the person he is today.

Thanks to Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal for taking the time to speak with me.

Olympic Medalist and Fight Times Promotions’ Howard Davis Jr on MustLoveMMA.com

Olympic Medalist and Fight Times Promotions’ Howard Davis Jr on MustLoveMMA.com

February 16, 2018

MustLoveMMA.com reporter Susan Cingari speaks with Boxing Olympic Gold Medalist and CEO of Fight Time Promotions, Howard Davis JR.

Davis talks about his company's deal with CBS Sports Network and their plans for the future. He also tells us the inspiring story of how days before he competed in the 1976 Olympics, his mother died and he was forced to make an agonizing decision to stay and compete or leave the games.

He stayed and won gold for his mom, and was also awarded the "Val Barker Trophy" at the 1976 Olympics, beating out such boxers as Sugar Ray Leonard, Michael Spinks, and Leon Spinks.

Davis turned pro after the Olympics and went on to a professional record of 36–6–1 with 14 knockouts.

Davis also tells us what it was like to train UFC legend Chuck Liddell and discusses being inducted into the Broward County Sports Hall Of Fame.

Must Love MMA Speaks to Former UFC Octagon Girl Amber Nichole Miller

Must Love MMA Speaks to Former UFC Octagon Girl Amber Nichole Miller

February 16, 2018

MustLoveMMA.com's Susan Cingari speaks with former UFC Octagon girl, model, and actress Amber Nichole Miller.

Miller, who is currently dating UFC Hall of Famer and Bellator veteran Tito Ortiz, takes us inside her private life with Tito and talks about how much she loves his kids.

 

Does she plan on marrying Tito? And find out why she is called "The Savage" by her close friends.

Its all here in my revealing interview with the lovely, talented and down-home kind of girl Amber Nichole Miller.