By: “Little” Patricia Vidonic
I want to start by apologizing for not being here the last few weeks, but I’m back, and better than ever! First off, if you didn’t already know, I lost my fight to decision on the 13th.
It was a tough loss because I am a much better fighter than I displayed that night. About my last opponent, she just keeps showing how trashy she really is. Since my fight, I have received (on a daily basis) messages from random people telling me how they no longer follow her, due to her trash talking,and disrespect; not only about myself, by many fighters.
Win, lose or draw I choose to keep it classy and treat this sport as a profession. I display my actions as if my mother and/or child was present. I went back to the gym the day after returning home.
I’m very grateful I was completely uninjured from the fight. Jason still made me take it easy and chill from lifting for a week. Nonetheless, I was back at it in the evenings right away.
I have suffered some repercussions from this loss, and continue to. One of the most important starts with a confirmed fight for July. It was taken back (even though contracts were signed).
I was told I would still fight on that card, but doesn’t seem to be the case though as I woke up the other morning to a text stating that there is no more room left on the card. The day I stopped beating myself up over this loss, I wake up to a message that I don’t even have a spot on that card.
So, if there are any promotions hosting Pro/Ammy shows, and you would like myself, along with another male amateur or two, contact us on my website.
Like I said, I have been training away since I returned home from my fight. This last week I was sparring Ryan, I threw a round kick, he blocked it with his elbow and snapped my second toe sideways.
It was awesome, that toe was overlapping my middle toe (see photo). Ugh, I hit the mats, didn’t feel anything cold (blood, compound fracture) so I looked, and said. “Ha, you broke my toe, someone quick, get the camera!!”
How classic was that — I am just thankful that there were no bones poking through my skin. There was a slight debate on who was going to “fix” my toe. It had to be set three times, and it’s still a little crooked, but it will be perfectly fine very soon.
Training went on, I just became the timekeeper/camera girl (which I suck at). The most unfortunate part (besides not doing anything) is the night I hurt my toe, the weather decided to start raining. Not the greatest flip flop weather, but, it is what it is.
The Family and Friends
Luckily the couple weeks before had been absolutely beautiful. We went to the river with one of our fighters, Ryan (I call him Ferg, because his last name is Ferguson), his wife, their twins and our dogs.
We had tons of fun, exploring, relaxing and enjoying everyone’s company. We all got our first taste of some nice sun on our skin that day too! Our boy Mark decided to chill with his friends, riding at the skate park.
Also, Mark started Track and Field a couple weeks ago, and he is doing the long jump. He has realized that it’s not really his thing, however, he is not a quitter, and chose himself to finish off the season (without us telling him). That’s our boy!
My life is full of ups and downs, just like anyone’s. Its what I make of it, and the love I share in life that makes it all worth it. I want to thank everyone for your continued support through the ups and downs in my career.
First, thanks to my amazing husband, who is also my coach and manager. Without your love, encouragement, coaching and friendship I would not be who I am today. Big thanks to my teammates for showing up to practice to push me and help better me, not only as a fighter, but as a friend.
Thanks to my fans, friends and family for your love and support. Thank you Jack and Denny with ProMMANow.com (www.prommanow.com) for supporting me, as well as being good friends.
Denny, thanks for cornering with Jason. And Jack thanks for the pictures and shirts, the guys love them! Thanks to my gym 4th Avenue Dojo and Alternative Athletics. Thanks to all of my wonderful sponsors ~ Polanti Watches ~ Nutrabio.com ~ Super Body Care ~ Damage Control Mouthguards ~ A.C.E.S. ~ Solo Graphic for my banner!
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Please be sure to check out my website at www.patriciavidonic.com — my signature shirts are ready to be ordered! Men’s and women’s shirts, check out the pictures below.
XOXO Little Patricia
~ Red Power ~
“Little” Patricia Vidonic chronicled her journey to winning the Beatdown MMA women’s 110-pound title in her “Road to the Championship Blog”. Now that Patricia has achieved that goal, readers can follow “The Vidonic Chronicles” each week as she continues her journey toward becoming the top 110 and 115-pound female MMA fighter in the world.