Interview with Simona Soukupova

Simona Soukupova is a world class fighter full of passion, power and pride. Fighting at atomweight, Invicta's own takes the time to share with us a bit about herself and what makes her so unique to the world of women's MMA.

How did you first get into the sport?
In my late twenties, I thought that get into sport might be something I would enjoy and MA was what I came across and started to love doing. Till then I was not very sporty…

How did you get the nickname “Lil Evil”?
I like when I learn wicked stuff that ends by submission or choke etc. When I am good at it and manage to apply the technique on someone I am happy and I smile. Because I enjoy to apply the technique/ finish people my team mates gave me this nickname.

What’s your favourite strike/submission to utilize in any fight?
I have no favourite ones. I like to finish people.

Who is your biggest inspiration?
myself, I have a lot to overcome and who I am turning into is what inspires me...

How do you train nutrition-wise to make weight?
I have been doing MMA over ten years and I have learnt how to eat well to keep energy and strength and to make weight.

Is it easy or hard for you to maintain weight?
It is not easy but the way I feel when I maintain weight is fantastic. I have so much energy (physical as well as mental) when I stay lean so it is worth keeping my weight down.

Do you prefer to stand with your opponents or take them to the ground?
I love all aspects of MMA (to stand, to take down or to roll on the ground).

What does it mean for you personally to be a fighter?
It is a way of life. It’s quite handy to be a fighter, I have learnt how to fight for what is important to me in my life 😉

What separates you from other fighters in your division?
We all (fighters) are different and what defines me I will leave to others to say.

At the end of your career, what would you like to be remembered for?
Others will remember me for how hard I hit them 😉

Do you have any advice for young women or youth who are seeking to enter the sport?
Work hard and never give up.

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