TRAINING: I train all year around and then ramp it up for a fight. I wake up at 5.15 AM, teach a class and come home to run or bike with my dog, the best cardio partner in the world. Then I refuel and head over to AKA for the afternoon, then it's eating and off to teach an evening class. Then I train again. My day ends with your amazing American TV that goes on all night!!
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training when I was 15. I started because I gained some weight and wanted to lose it. A friend of mine was training and asked me to come with him to train Muay Thai. I went and never stopped!! My trainer asked me after two months if I wanted to fight. I said ‘yeah,’ and fell in love with the sport!! After that my only goal was to become the best!!
What ranks and titles have you held? I have one Dutch title in Muay Thai, three European titles in Muay Thai and I hold 10 world titles in Muay Thai in three different weight classes from seven different organizations. I have 46 Muay Thai pro fights - 46 wins and 30 wins came by the way of knockout.
Do you have any heroes? My mom is my hero!!
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Nurse
What was your job before you started fighting? I was working as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital with children in the emergency department.