Between Rounds With Maya & Shanelle

maya2.jpgIt’s been several weeks since we checked in with the lovely ladies at The Platinum Agency to talk a little combat sports. So, to make up for lost time (and to spice things up) we present Between Rounds with Maya (top) AND Shanelle (bottom). Consider this a sort of make believe combat menage-a-trois. They really treat us well over there.

Ariel Helwani: Are you a lover or a fighter?

Maya: Definitely more of a lover.
Shanelle: I’m a fighter for my loved ones. I would do just about anything for them including an elbow or rear choke!

AH: Would you ever date a fighter?

Maya: Yes, it would be a total turn-on knowing my man could (kick) anyone’s butt for me if he had to. Plus, muscles and six-packs are totally hot.
Shanelle: If my man became a fighter I would continue to date him and would love to watch him kick some butt. I would be really hard seeing him bleed.

AH: Which sport intrigues you the most: boxing, mixed-martial-arts or wrestling?

Maya: Boxing more than MMA for sure. Boxing has more discipline.
Shanelle: Mixed martial arts. It seems to have more techniques than boxing or wrestling. Because you fight with all your body parts – Legs, arms etc. It also is a training for fitness, confidence, meditation, self- defense and character development.

shanelle3.jpgAH: Who is your favorite professional fighter?

Maya: Oscar de la Hoya
Shanelle: Dong Haichuan, his moves inspire me. (Ed. note: Definitely the best answer we will ever get)
AH: Have you ever been to a live fight?

Maya: Yes, I was a ring girl a few times at some boxing matches. It was so much crazier live than what you see on TV! Those guys are tough…and sweaty…and bloody!
Shanelle: I have seen live fights, they weren’t professional though. When I was younger I felt excited (and) an adrenaline rush from watching people go at it. Lately, I don’t get much amusement from amateur fighting but more so interested on how all the techniques work in the professional realm.

AH: What do you think of female fighters?

Maya: They rock. Tough chicks can be super hot!
Shanelle: I think it’s great to know women are participating in the sport. There are strong and educated men and there are weak men. Just as there are strong and educated women and there are weak women.

AH: Would you ever consider stepping into the octagon or ring?

Maya: To fight?!? Ummm, not unless I wanted to get my ass kicked. (I’m) not much of a brawler. But maybe as a ring-card girl – they get the best seats in the house.
Shanelle: Yes I would! But only if I knew what I was doing and the other person had no idea what they were doing. That seems like a fair fight, right?

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