The submission grappling match between Mikey Musumeci and Jarred Brooks is fast approaching…
And both athletes are excited about their ONE Championship bout.
Though, self-admittedly, Musumeci didn’t expect the match to take place at all.
Here’s what he shared in a recent interview with ONE:
I’m on Instagram one day. All of a sudden I get tagged in this video and it’s Jarred Brooks, the current ONE Strawweight World Champion, saying he wants to do a grappling match with me.
I see this video and I’m, like: “Wow, I didn’t expect this.”
But yeah, that’s how this match came about.
Musumeci is aware that Brooks is going to “come after him” as an MMA fighter. With a different mentality that he’s used to.
But he sees it as a challenge:
What excites me about this match is, again, I love the feeling of uncomfortability — something different.
Jarred’s going to give me a different look, a different feeling than what I’m used to with Jiu-Jitsu people.
He’s going to come out as an MMA person.
He’s going to come out with a different aggression.
And I think it’s going to be very interesting to see how I respond to that, because I only train with Jiu-Jitsu people.
He has respect for the title challenger… Though he’ll give it his all to get the tap:
MMA guys are always very difficult to finish, so I’ve just been obsessing about how I’m going to finish him.
And I feel like I’m ready to finish him in any part of the match. The legs, the arms, a choke — anywhere it goes, I’m prepared.
But again, I respect Jarred so much and that’s why I’m preparing so much for him right now.
The match between Mikey Musumeci and Jarred Brooks takes place on August 4.
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