Welcome to Frank Pozen's Big Bad Blog. A lot of folks have been asking me to update them about my recovery. So I thought I would start a blog primarily to do that but also to talk about other topics of interest including the wrestling business and whatever else I can think of. I plan to update this on a regular basis so check back and leave a comment if you wish.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Carina Damm on training in the US
Brazilian fighter Carina Damm was interviewed by Tatame mainly to update them about her training in the US. As fans may already be aware, Carina moved to the US five months ago. She appeared in the Strikeforce 135lb tournament and lost to Hitomi Akano and she has a match coming up on Dec. 10 against Cat Albert in Ring Of Fire in Colorado. She is training at American Top Team in Florida working with Ricardo Liborio, Conan Silbeira, Mark Parrumpinha and Katel Kubis. It is the first time in her career that she is not training with her brother Rodrigo Damm. She also has women as training partners. She always trained with men in Brazil. She has been working quite a bit on her Muay Thai with Kubis and she feels she has made a lot of progress. So what happened in the Strikeforce tournament? Carina says she had never fought at 135lb before so it was a new experience. She was also distracted by visa issues and she says that may have affected her mental state. Tatame asked her about winning the fight in China. She tells them the fight didn't happen. She doesn't know what happened but when she arrived in Hong Kong with Rodrigo, they were told the show was cancelled and returned to the US the next day. In case you didn't know, there were some financial shenanigans going on with that show that I'm not going to comment about. Carina was supposed to fight at the Iron Man show in Belem, Brazil in December. She has had to cancel that appearance to to visa issues. Right now if she leaves the US, she might not be able to return. She hopes to have this straightened out shortly. She is now training hard now to prepare for Cat Albert. She says she will do her best to make Brazil proud of her.