Have any of you heard of Gina Carano? Kimbo Slice? Forest Griffin?
These are all MMA fighters. I know this because Mindy loves them. Mindy has loved UFC stuff since way before we ever met. I didn't understand it at first. I still don't understand it, but I have come to accept it and even somewhat enjoy it.(Just for the record, she doesn't own any Affliction or Tapout shirts)
Mindy has always said that she would love to fight. As I have mentioned before, Mindy is pretty tough.
So for her birthday, I am paying for her to have a year's worth of MMA training. Tuesday evening, I told her the surprise and took her out to the gym that I found. They are one of the only gyms in Knoxville to train females and they actually have 2 UFC fighters who train and teach at their gym. It's pretty legit.
I gave her this present early because she has this goal to be super fit by her 30th birthday and I thought that this may help. Also, I knew this was one of her dreams and I was so stoked to be able to do this for her that I just couldn't put it off any longer.
One of the first things she said was that she couldn't wait to get her first black eye.
She had her first class tonight. No black eye yet, but she is pretty sore.
I just realized that it is kind of fucked up that for her birthday I got her the privilege of being punched for a year.