According to Mikey Musumeci, he “trained all day long.” in jiu-jitsu as a youngster

Mikey Musumeci, a flyweight submission grappler who competes in ONE Championship, always had his attention focused on jiu-jitsu, even when he was in the classroom.

The martial artist, who describes himself as an introverted nerd, nevertheless succeeded academically from an early age despite his self-described reserved personality.

However, once he had his mind concentrated on “the gentle art,” the native of New Jersey acknowledges that his only objective was to get better and better in the activity he was participating in.

The black belt, reflecting on the experience while participating in a podcast session, acknowledges that jiu-jitsu has always been at the very top of his priority list.

During an appearance on the podcast The Fighter and The Kid, he stated:

“When I was a kid, I didn’t talk much in school; instead, I would sit in the back of the classroom with my headphones on, get my work done, and then I’d go train all day.”

Mikey Musumeci was already imagining how to get better at what was merely a hobby back when he was a kid, but while most of the other kids his age were spending their time together chatting about the latest cartoons or games they played, he was already thinking about how to get better at what he was doing.

Because he was so intent on achieving this one goal, he eventually became a BJJ world champion five times over. The fact that he accomplished some of his success in the sport while also attending college to earn a degree in business made those accomplishments taste even better.

Since that moment, he has made the decision to focus entirely on his sports career. “Darth Rigatoni” has continued to develop into one of the most formidable grapplers in the world by concentrating all of his efforts in a single direction.

Mikey Musumeci, who has won the global championship of ONE Championship a total of three times, is looking for his next dance partner inside the circle. He is eager to demonstrate that he is unquestionably at the top of his weight class.

Scroll to Top