GirlsofMMA.net is proud to present a short story from Cindy Bertinato. Cindy is a very well known MMA figure in Canada. She has appeared numerous times as Ring Girl in MMA events.
The Beginning of my MMA WORLD…
A fighter friend of mine Andy Social (who is now fighting a ‘real’ fight in Afghanistan) and his brother Bones a Freedom Fight promoter recommended me for a ring girl position after seeing some of my pictures. Immediately following my first event, Freedom Fight 2006 in Hull Quebec, I was addicted to the sport. I love the world of MMA. I love the dedication to the training. I love the intensity of the fans. I love the respect amongst fighters. I love strength both mental and physical it can bring to a person. I love the way it challenges people to better themselves.
I’m truly hooked on MMA-Give me my fix!
Straight Up About Me…
I love to dance and pretend nobodies watching. I like to push the limits. I’m someone who loves to love and lives to laugh. I’m easy going yet slightly obsessive. I’m wild and crazy yet shy and sensitive. I am who I am. I hope to grow, learn and better myself everyday… Oh ya I’m also a straight up bitch that takes no shit!
My life from RING GIRL to FIGHTER…
Preparing to ditch the stilettos for focus pads and lipstick for blood in order to step into the cage as a professional MMA fighter I look forward to enduring some of the most intense challenges of my life.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques, from a mixture of martial arts traditions and non-traditions, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of striking and grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground. I will see first hand what it takes to be a fighter, guided by my coaches I am taking on a the challenge of a lifetime climbing to the top in a sport predominantly ruled by men.
As with one of the fastest growing sports in the world I am also constantly evolving as women, athletes and recognized personality in the world of sports. Already carrying a heavy fan base I plan to continue daily to inform and entertain in the world of MMA through various forms of media. Everyday is a beginning of a new exciting adventure that I would love to share with an international audience. From model shoots with Playboy Model friends to training with some of the most anticipated fighters in MMA I am sure to stimulate your senses and motivate anyone’s drive. From instructional fight techniques, health and nutrition advice, to general life lessons; The journey does not end in the Cage after my first fight as I have an insatiable desire to excel and unstoppable passion to become bigger and better everyday.