Ryan Jimmo Discusses Leaving The Blackzilians
Posted by Larry Csonka on 04.15.2014
And how chess and karate helped…
- Ryan Jimmo recently spoke about his decision to leave the Blackzilians, here are the highlights…
On Why He Left The Blackzilians: "It wasn't the right kind of thought process there for me to be successful. I chose to go into a different soil. Different plants grow in different soils. They need the right kind of food and environment. So I chose to go into a new soil."
On Working on His Karate: "I've really got back in touch with my karate roots," Jimmo said. "I've entered a few karate tournaments in preparation for this fight."
On His Chess Master: "I actually have a chess master that's kind of my mentor," Jimmo said. "I competed in a little bit of that."
On His Training: "I only started training at Power MMA about two months before my last fight," Jimmo said. "I didn't really have the chance to gel with the team and fully marinate in the flow of things down there. You were seeing a bit of a transitional phase for me. I just had a lot of crossed wires with all my training in that fight. Now everything is pointing in the right direction for me, and it should be great from here."
On His Goals For This Year: "This year I want to fight three of four times, and they're all going to be victories," Jimmo said. "If I can use a chess analogy, before I didn't have my opening studied enough. I didn't all the lines studied enough. Now I understand all my openings, I understand my strengths, weaknesses and I know how I'm going to play now. Now I can have all my pieces lined up and have them in the proper positions to be successful."