Mikey Musumeci Feels Pressure To Keep BJJ In The Spotlight: “We Have To Make Fights Exciting”

Mikey Musumeci Feels Pressure To Keep BJJ In The Spotlight: “We Have To Make Fights Exciting”

Mikey Musumeci is looking forward to his flyweight submission grappling match against Osamah Almarwai at ONE Championship, in May…
And he doesn’t just want to defend the flyweight title – but he’s also eager to put on a spectacular performance!

Why? Among other things, it’s because he feels that he needs to keep Jiu-Jitsu in the audience’s spotlight. So, he has to give them exciting matches.

Mikey revealed more in a recent interview for the Jiu-Jitsu Times:

I have a lot of pressure right now to keep Jiu-Jitsu on the ONE Championship platform. To do that, we need to keep these matches exciting.

If the matches are boring, and MMA fans are like: “What is that s**t?”, we’re screwed. So, we have to make these fights beautiful.

And that’s one of the reasons why he’s looking forward to the match against Almarwai… As both of them are hungry for the submission:

I feel like this match is so much more fun for me – that I can just focus on exciting Jiu-Jitsu.
I don’t have to worry about that anti-Jiu-Jitsu style. I can just have fun.

My favorite thing in the world is just doing Jiu-Jitsu. That anti-Jiu-Jitsu style, where I have to chase people around, that’s not fun at all.

But now I can have fun, and figure out new, cool things that I want to hit, and keep improving as a Jiu-Jitsu athlete.


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