Before New York’s Josh Ricci tries to improve to 3-0 against Remo Cardarelli at CES MMA 39 on November 4 at Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth, Mass. LIVE on AXS TV Fights, he caught up with Pro MMA Now.
How did you find MMA to begin with?
I used to watch it on TV. When I was about 16 years old, I saw a commercial for a local gym in my area. I tried it out just for fun, but I fell in love with the sport. Everything snowballed from there, and here we are today.
Why do you think you’ve been successful in MMA?
I think it’s my work ethic. I hate losing, so I try to work harder than anybody else. When I put my mind to something, I do it, and that’s all there is to it.
How excited are you to be back for CES MMA?
I’m very excited. CES MMA treats me extremely well, and I’m excited to return the favor with a big stoppage on Fight Night. I can’t wait. This is the best I’ve felt in a long time, and I just can’t wait. I’ve got a tough opponent, and I can’t wait to test myself against him.
Is this your toughest opponent so far?
I think he is, actually. He’s got a lot of experience, and has ended a lot of his fights by submission. He’s very dangerous everywhere, especially on the ground.
How do you see this fight playing out?
He seems pretty well-rounded, but I think he’s going to try to take me down. We’ll see. However it goes, I see myself getting that win.