Mikey Musumeci is one of the greatest and most accomplished Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes of all time…
But there was a time, early on in his youth, that it could’ve been all over – due to his mom’s fears.
As he revealed in an interview with ONE Championship, his mom was never truly in favor of her son competing:
I remember when I was a kid, my mom was so scared of me doing Jiu-Jitsu.
She’s, like: “I don’t want you to compete anymore.”
But Mikey wanted to win a NAGA belt, so an agreement was made:
So then I said that my mom, like: ‘No, just let me compete one more time. I wanna win a belt, please. I really wanna win a belt.”
She’s like: “OK, one more competition so you can win.”
So then I went and competed and I won like 3 belts and I came home and she’s, like: “Now you’re done.”
Luckily enough, Musumeci was able to keep going and accomplish everything he was set out to:
But we had a deal when I was a kid, I was going to stop competing because she was scared of me competing.
I was able to break that deal and keep competing, luckily.
But yeah, I almost stopped competing at that point.
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