Is Valentina peruvian, russian, or asian? I am getting fucking pissed off.
Her family is Russian and moved to Kyrgyzstan during the USSR days and she was born and raised there. Something like that. How Peru is involved, I have no idea.
I don’t think the name really has a nice ring to it, but this woman is the Princess of MMA.
How come she become so good? It’s not like her country has produced tons of champions.
GSP had the olympic wrestling team, top boxers, good BJJ plus he traveled to NYC for BJJ.
Jiri is a freak of nature ha ha. So many holes in is game yet he makes it work - but we can sense with a better team he could improve a lot still.
Her mom is the Muy Thai President, of her country. She trained fighting, and dance, as soon as she could walk.
Then toured lots of countries learning to fight better.
This is going to sound like I’m being critical, but I’m not, because it’s hard to argue with results: regimented homeschooling. Working at something without relent from the time you’re born. I think only 0.00001% of the world’s population could even relate to that.
That’s Mommy here? Wow
No that is Valentina, more than a decade ago, in thailand.
here in china
Thats young Valentina. She been fighting pro since 16 too.
Her Instagram story feed has been pretty good since the last event. She’s obviously loved and respected in her home land.
It seems like she gets invited to meet the president after every title defense. There’s other articles about it happening over the last few years. Not just the current president but the previous one as well. Pretty cool that MMA is accepted that way in a country.
Does Valentina live in a yurt?
I’d let her make me her husband.
My Pops served a year over there. Always carried an American flag tucked in his hat everywhere he went.
Settle down, Nytron, nobody trying to hear about that on the UG.