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Nov 21, 2017

Today on the show, we welcome Jodie Esquibel. Jodie is a professional mixed martial arts fighter who just had her debut in the UFC. If you don’t know much about MMA, we’re talking about an elite athlete who goes through some of the most rigorous and intense physical training known to mankind. Jodie started out her intense physical career as a firefighter and later discovered boxing and MMA. In this episode, Jodie shares her fascinating story and what it’s been like working for so many years in various male-dominated industries. She shares with us what happens at the intensive fight camps leading up to her fights and the controversy of weight cutting. Jodie is someone who really values nutrition and having a well-balanced lifestyle. She is very on top of recovery, wellness, stress maintenance, and taking care of her body and is also a big fan of bone broth—just FYI! We’re going hear about her first fight in the UFC, which took place in Poland, and find out more about her training, eating, recovery, and what it’s like mentally and physically to fight another human being for a living, in front of millions of screaming fans and foes.

CLICK HERE for the full transcript.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Differences between fighting in the UFC and Invicta.  
  • Find out how Jodie got into MMA from a career in firefighting.
  • Jodie’s experiences working in alpha-male environments.
  • Making weight and preparing for fight camps.
  • Could making weight be a healthier process?
  • Why Jodie believes nutrition is the key at all times.
  • Jodie walks us through a day at fight camp.
  • Mentally preparing for the pressure of a fight.
  • Discover how Jodie combats the post-fight blues.
  • Learn more about Jodie’s yoga studio.
  • Recovering and sleep with Sauna Space.
  • And much more!

Tweetables:

“I made sure that I was tested on the male standards and not just the female standards.” — @JodieEsquibel [0:13:10.1]

 

“I think that nutrition is the key to it all, honestly.” — @JodieEsquibel [0:27:20.1]

I’m that fighter that wants to know why and when and what does the research say.” — @JodieEsquibel [0:29:15.1]

You have to start mentally preparing just as you start physically preparing.” — @JodieEsquibel [0:38:05.1]

“It’s all truth in the cage… you can’t hide anything in the cage.” — @JodieEsquibel [0:38:50.1]

“it’s cool to eat good, it’s cool.” — @JodieEsquibel [01:00:40.1]

Links Mentioned in This Episode: 

Sauna Space – https://saunaspace.com/

Jodie on Twitter – https://twitter.com/JodieEsquibel

Jodie on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/jodieesquibel/

Jodie’s UFC Profile – http://www.ufc.com/fighter/Jodie-Esquibel?id=

Paleo Mag Expo – https://www.facebook.com/paleomagexpo/

Jodie’s Yoga Studio – http://www.hotyogainfusion.com/

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