Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Rosi Sexton talks retirement for MMA book, Fight Game

Reading, England - Wednesday 25th October 2017

Rosi Sexton, the first woman from Britain to fight in the UFC, opened up about retirement for Alistair Hendrie’s groundbreaking new ebook, Fight Game: The Untold Story of Women’s MMA in Britain.

Packed with unprecedented insight from fighters such as Sexton, Joanne Calderwood and Lisa Higo, Fight Game reveals how Britain’s female fighters broke down barriers and finally reached the UFC.

And after Sexton walked away from the sport after losing to Joanna Jedrzejczyk in 2014, she said she still harboured ill feelings over how her career ended.

“Am I happy with retiring on that? Well, no,” said Sexton. “It’s rare that a fighter gets to the end of a career and goes: “I’m happy with that.” There’s almost never a good time to retire.

“In hindsight, I wished I’d done the Jedrzejczyk fight differently. There were a lot of loose ends that I would have liked to tidy up. With the Alexis Davis fight, the result didn’t go my way but I’d given a good account of myself – that didn’t feel like the case with the Jedrzejczyk fight.”

Elsewhere, the book covers breakthrough moments in the women’s scene, landmark fights and the personalities within the sport.

Written from the heart by Hendrie, Fight Game is an inspiring tale of dedication, sacrifice and, ultimately, acceptance.

The book will be released in November 2017 on all good ebook platforms.

For more information, review copies and interview requests, email Alistair Hendrie at

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