Manjit Kolekar has certainly been a pioneer and holds a legendary figure not just in women’s MMA, but in all the Indian MMA circuits. Kolekar who began her professional MMA journey in 2012 with SFL, now holds a MMA record of 11-2 and had moved to Las Vegas, U.S.A. to train at Syndicate MMA, home to UFC women’s flyweight Roxxane Modafferi. In a recent interview, Kolekar shed some more light on to her switch to Syndicate and her preparation details for her 3rd Invcita fight against Amber Brown.
Kolekar recently gave an interview to wombatsports.wordpress.com. In the interview, she revealed that veteran Indian women’s amateur boxer, Mary Kom is her role model, while also talking about why she switched to Syndicate. Here’s what she had to say:
“She is my role model.” Manjit Kolekar on Mary Kom
The gyms in India have yet to catch up with the rest of the world, so I came to Syndicate because Roxanne Modafferi was here, she is a great fighter. I know Coach John Wood is a good coach as well. A lot of great training partners are here.
It is very difficult, but I am so happy. The first time I came in I was very nervous. It was Serena DeJesus and her family; Roxy; and my teammates that have helped me a lot and gave me a warm welcome. I am very happy I am here.” Kolekar on her switch to Syndicate MMA and adapting to new life.