Mikey Musumeci, the reigning world champion in the flyweight division of submission grappling for ONE, doesn’t have much on his mind other than jiu-jitsu, spaghetti, pizza, and chess.
Nevertheless, the self-proclaimed nerd revealed in a recent podcast session that he has been pushing himself outside of his comfort zone in order to learn more about the business side of martial arts.
However, there are occasional days when ‘Darth Rigatoni’ does reach a standstill as he learns more ins and outs of the game. These days are rare, but they do occur.
Mikey Musumeci shared that ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong has always been ready with a bit of advise during such moments, and that he was included in the conversation.
The 27-year-old actor stated the following in reference to The Fighter and The Kid:
“At the moment, all I’m doing is concentrating on other elements of life, specifically on how to become a better person. I usually ask him [Chatri Sityodtong] questions in order to learn a little bit about business as well.
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Without a doubt, this is not a simple undertaking. However, the native of New Jersey possesses a computer-like brain and an unwavering focus, which demonstrates that he is capable of accomplishing anything he sets his mind to, as proven by his success in “the gentle art.”
Because of his incredible discipline and unrivaled dedication, he has reached the pinnacle of success in the sport of jiu-jitsu. And just like a duck to water, the five-time IBJJF world champion has taken to his new organization in Singapore like a duck to water, and as a result, he has experienced some of the best days of his career there.
Mikey Musumeci, who has won the flyweight submission grappling world championship three times, is still intent on reaching even greater heights in the realm of martial arts.
If he is able to apply that same frame of mind to the commercial side of the sport, it is highly conceivable that ‘Darth Rigatoni’ will become more of an entrepreneur than a Sith Lord in his own right.