Sarah Kaufman on training and fighting in female MMA

Sarah Kaufman is one of the top fighters in women’s MMA, and is tentatively scheduled to fight Miesha Tate for the Strikeforce Bantamweight title.

To find out more about her and her training I conducted an in-depth interview with Sarah. I grilled her pretty hard because I hate interviews where you don’t actually learn anything about the fighter or about the way they train.

She gave out a ton of information that’ll be of interest to anyone who trains and/or just follows the sport.

If you check out this most recent of Grapplearts interviews you’ll find out:

• how a top level fighter manages to fit boxing, jiujitsu, kickboxing, wrestling, conditioning and recovery into a training week,

• how she deals with sore muscles and joints created by her insane training volume,

• specific drills to train the transitions between ranges,

• how fight camp is different than regular training

• the truth behind cutting weight, and how much a weight a fighter gets back between the weigh-in and the fight,

• a super-cool post-fight ritual that led to an amusing encounter in a hotel hallway,

• and the one specific thing that separates a champion from an chump.

It’s a great interview, and I’m sure you’re going to enjoy it. Go here now to download the audio and/or read the transcript:

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