Hello, my name is Marisol Romero. I am 13 year old female. I am an orange belt in BJJ. I’ve been training since late August of 2008. I now train under Robert Drysdale in Las Vegas, Nevada. I train 5-7 days a week and 2-5 hours a day. I practice Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, and Kali. I train my BJJ with Robert Drysdale, and my boxing with both Gil Martinez and Carlos Ruffulo. I’m looking to get into wrestling. My dream is to be a Pro MMA Fighter.
When my career started out, it wasn’t thought of as a career. It was all a hobby. Everyone at the gym and also my family noticed I progressed really fast. I soon became quite well at what I do. It wasn’t till later that I switched gyms to train with Robert Drysdale that I thought of these arts as a career. I was beyond amazed at all of these moves I had never seen or even heard of. At that time I had given up my Muay Thai for my Jiu-Jitsu, because the gym had just started out and only had jiu-jitsu. I trained with jiu-jitsu phenom, Michelle Nicolini personally. Top black belts from all over the world have come in the gym and given me advice on what’s going to improve my game. I now work with Robert Drysdale, Sophia McDermott, and Sonny Nohara on a daily basis.
I want to thank all of my sponsors for everything they’ve done for me. I want to thank my first sponsor, Scott Bieri from OTM Fight Shop. I want to thank Chris and Alicia Irwin from The Gun Store here in Las Vegas. I want to thank Jacob and Elisabeth from FightChix. I want to thank Pedro Dos Santos from FightersU. I want to thank Dr. Denny Dumler from Valley Spine as well as Jerry from jfrobertsphotography.com. Also, and last, but not least, I want to thank Beatdown.