Mikey Musumeci, the reigning and undisputed ONE flyweight submission grappling world champion, claims that he traveled around a lot as a kid, and as a result, it was difficult for him to form really close relationships when he was growing up.
But after finding Brazilian jiu-jitsu at a young age, the grappling prodigy immediately found a home on the mats and began to form deep ties with the individuals he trained with, regardless of where his family wound up living at the time.
Musumeci was recently asked about the significant impact that training in jiu-jitsu has had on his life for the purpose of an interview with ONE Championship.
“Darth Rigatoni” was quoted as saying:
When I was a kid, I used to move around a lot, and I think it helped make me feel more at ease. Because even though it might have been a new location, a new state, or even a new group of individuals that I had never met before, as soon as you begin working out with them, you feel as though you have never been away from home. Everyone has some sort of connection to jiu-jitsu.
There is no shadow of a doubt that Musumeci was always destined to achieve the pinnacle of success in the ‘soft art.’ In his subsequent competition, he will have the opportunity to demonstrate once more that he belongs in the highest echelons of the sport.
An openweight submission grappling fight between Musumeci and Japanese mixed martial arts legend ‘Tobikan Judan’ Shinya Aoki is scheduled to take place during ONE Fight Night 15: Tawanchai vs. Superbon, which will be broadcast on Prime Video.
On Friday, October 6, the event will be telecast live from the illustrious Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, which is located in Thailand.
Fans in the United States and Canada have the opportunity to watch ONE Fight Night 15 live and for free on Amazon Prime Video. The event will take place in New York City.