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MMAPlayground Interview Series - Vol. 4 (Julie "Fireball" Kedzie)

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As with any successful professional, mixed martial artists eat, sleep and breathe their craft. They put everything on the line when they wake up, hit the gym and pour their blood, sweat and tears into the sport we all love. When they enter that cage, for the fan, it's all about the entertainment, but these athletes go through the daily rigors with more in mind. For some fighters, it's a paycheck. For others, it's the glitz and glamour, but for some it's a lifestyle fueled by a deep passion and connection to the sport of mixed martial arts.

In our newest site feature, MMAPlayground would like to introduce you to some of these men and women of MMA that you may not know much about.

Our mission? To introduce. To educate. To spread the word.

Julie “Fireball” Kedzie is a female mixed martial artist fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, with a current record of 16-9-0. Kedzie has never been one to turn down a fight, which is apparent with a single glance at her resume where one can find such names as Gina Carano, Tara LaRosa and Jan Finney, among others.

Julie recently took time out of her busy schedule to sit down and answer a few questions for our MMAPlayground.com Interview Series. Read below to find out why she’d love to be matched up against Floyd Mayweather, how she got the name “Fireball” and more!

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MMAPG: We appreciate you taking the time to chat with us, Julie. How’s the rehab coming?

KEDZIE: Much better, thank you! I have been taken very good care of and am able to (finally) jog again. I will hopefully be back in sparring and grappling fully in the next few weeks.

MMAPG: Can you give the fans some insight in to how it happened?

KEDZIE: Ha! The REAL answer is that I didn't show enough respect for my body and over-trained to the point of injury. Don't ever do that - train your ass off but take the time to recover! I'll try to explain these the way they were explained to me, although you have to bare with me because I get hit in the head for a living. The long of the short of it is that I originally suffered a patella subluxation (my kneecap popped out) in training and tried to push through it to the point of stupidity...

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Post #1   9/30/11 12:03:55PM   

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Did she just beat the Strike Force Champ?

Nevermind - that was Miesha Tate.

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Posted by KungFuMaster

Did she just beat the Strike Force Champ?



No. Julie actually lost her most recent fight against Alexis Davis at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson.

I believe you're thinking of Miesha Tate who defeated Marloes Coenen, also at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson.

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Love the way she got her nickname.

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Posted by cowcatcher

Love the way she got her nickname.



The thought of it makes me want to vomit...

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