The JY Nutrition Fighter Analysis - Joanne Calderwood

This weekend Invicta FC star and Scotland's own Joanne Calderwood answers the Fighter Analysis questions.


Name: Joanne Calderwood
Nickname: Cyborginho
Age: 27
Marital Status: Single
Gym: The Dinky Ninja Fight Team
MMA Record: 6-0
Twitter Account: @badmofo_jojo

What is your:

Career High? My second MMA fight against Lena, She was the SFL promotions golden girl and l was the total underdog with only my team believing in me, l went up against biased commentator's and all the fouls Lena could think of and dominated her for three rounds. She was being built up as a superstar and no one gave me a chance.

Career Low? There will never be a low, staying positive and working with whatever gets thrown at me. I'm doing what I love to do, having worked full time in different jobs before, l know how privileged l am to get to train and fight for a living.

Career Ambition? I want to be the number one 115 pound female fighter in the world and have people look forward to watching me fight.

Favourite Ever Fight? My first MMA fight, l waited so long for my debut with different promotions having trouble matching me, thankfully one of the coaches on my team worked tirelessly and sort found me an opponent just when l was starting to think I would never get to fight MMA.

Favourite way to end a fight? WINNING.

Favourite ever MMA event? My debut at Invicta, from being in the hotel with all the fighters I'd watched for years, to getting my hands wrapped by Stitch, getting the first KO in Invicta history and breaking into the world top ten rankings.

Favourite MMA Promotion? Invicta of course!

Favourite Movie? Anything with Will Farrell or Zach Galifianakis in it.

Favourite Artist/Band? Frightened Rabbit, a Scottish band that are about to get big, I've followed them for a bit, they're awesome.

Favourite Food? Peppercorn chicken

Favourite Alcoholic Beverage? I don't drink alcohol....I'm straight edge!

Favourite Sport (Apart from MMA)? My first love Muay Thai and jiu-jitsu.


Is your favourite fighter of all time? Anderson Silva. He's on a different level to any other fighter.

Would you most like to fight (any weight and era)? Megumi Fujii; she's the greatest female fighter in MMA so far in my opinion.

Would you least like to meet in a dark alley? Pinty Tam. (A make believe Scottish bad guy parents scare their kids with)

Would you want alongside you in a bar fight? James Doolan, we make the perfect team, we could clear a bar out.

Is your favourite MMA Ring Girl? I don't really know any of them, I'm pretty sure my team mates could fill me in though.


Pick three of your team mates and describe them using only one word?

1. Paul Mcveigh - Egotist
2. Graham Turner - Unbreakable
3. James Doolan - Intellectual

Do you have any superstitions? I always brush/rinse out my mouth guard the night before every fight.

First thing you eat after weighing in? Jaffa cakes. Six every 15 minutes for two hours.

What is the stupidest thing you have ever done? Sooo many!!Fairly recent one went to the wrong airport on way back from getting my visa sorted in London and missing my flight.

What is the worst injury you've ever suffered? None so far....touch wood

And Finally....What are you Addicted to? Training and fighting


Thanks for the interview it's nice to answer some 'different' questions for a change. Shout out to my sponsors as always thanks Sandee Thailand, Devils Own, STARK,, Physio Effect and SAS Nutrition.

Video by Cage Warriors FC Tommy Lakes

Image by Claire Farrell Photography

The Fighter Analysis Feature is Sponsored by JY Nutrition.

Published by Steve Wickett - Sat, 4 May 2013 10:34

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