Everybody’s acquired their phobias. For some, it’s spiders, germs, and even heights; however for jiu-jitsu star Danielle Kelly, they arrive within the form of spherical pasty faces with sinister purple smiles.
The Philadelphia native lately opened up about her deepest fears in an interview with ONE Championship. When requested what scared her most about being close to clowns, she candidly stated:
“They only look bizarre, and so they’re principally weirdos.”
Being terrified of clowns will not be an irrationational fear–speaking to these traumatized millennials who have been dared to look at Stephen King’s film “IT” on Halloween by their mates.
However what’s fascinating in regards to the topic at hand is that who knew Danielle Kelly could possibly be so scared of clowns? A lot in order that she would somewhat use her jiu-jitsu expertise on an intimidating opponent on the mat than come face-to-face with a laughing bozo.
As a follow-up query, Kelly was requested what was scarier, an MMA combat towards a ranked opponent in entrance of 1000’s of individuals watching or a clown?
With out hesitation, she replied:
“Most likely a clown. I’d say a clown. They sort of scare me. While you watch pranks on YouTube and also you see these clown movies, I really feel like I would be the individual that will get a coronary heart assault and never run. I will simply freeze as a result of they simply scare me.”
Danielle Kelly hopes to combat for the primary girls’s inaugural atomweight world title
Danielle Kelly stays hopeful that ONE Championship could have sufficient feminine grapplers in her division to introduce the primary girls’s submission grappling world title within the close to future.
With jiu-jitsu prodigy Mikey Musumeci and Cleber Sousa kicking off the lads’s first ONE inaugural flyweight world title in submission grappling on September 30, Danielle Kelly hopes she’ll get the possibility to combat for a belt as properly.
She informed The South China Morning Publish (SCMP) MMA :
“It could imply rather a lot. I believe it could most likely put a stamp on how critical I’m as a competitor. I believe it could simply make folks take me critically, and a belt underneath ONE would be the greatest accomplishment for jiu-jitsu for my division.”
ONE Championship’s dynamic and ever-expanding roster means Kelly might quickly face some robust competitors in her quest for ONE gold in her pure sport. Even perhaps MMA atomweights with a powerful jiu-jitsu background can cross over to make the sector fascinating. However till that second comes, “hope” can be the suitable phrase to make use of on this explicit situation.
Take a look at Kelly’s interview with The SCMP MMA beneath: