Jessica-Rose Clark no longer at Syndicate MMA, gives reason for change

Jessica-Rose Clark is preparing to fight Andrea “KGB” Lee on the final UFC on Fox card, and as she does, she is training differently than she has since she moved stateside two years ago.

Talking to MMA Junkie Radio, Clark (9-5, 1 NC) said that her realization that she needed to make a change began as she was training for her last fight, a unanimous decision loss to Jessica Eye. She said that she didn’t feel right during training, and as a result, her performance suffered.

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As she was beginning her preparations for her fight against Lee (9-2), she began to experience the same feelings and left the camp. She explains:

“I just wasn’t happy with how camp was going. I needed to make some changes, and that was the change I decided to make… It was a hard decision to make. It felt like I was going through a breakup.”

Now, Clark is splitting her training camp between 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu in California and the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas. The distance between the two camps doesn’t pose a problem for her:

“That wasn’t really welcomed or appreciated (at Syndicate), And so I was like, cool, I need to free myself. Now I can go train with whoever I want.”

It is ironic that her opponent, Lee, is also training at multiple camps for this fight. It will be interesting, to say the least, how their respective training-on-the-go will affect their performances.

Who will you be rooting for this weekend?

Terence
Veteran martial arts writer also published in Black Belt and Fight! Magazine.

2 comments

  1. i bet it had something to do with the other new girl in town, JoJo. Within a few short months she and the head training guy, Big John Wood were bf and gf. shows that Alpha females cant’ be in proximity. they get catty! I like Jess Clark, her path to the ufc was long and she finally made it.

  2. oh – you did the classic sportswriter’s misuse of ‘ironic’.
    “It is ironic that her opponent, Lee, is also training at multiple camps for this fight. It will be interesting, to say the least, how their respective training-on-the-go will affect their performances.”. No it’s not ironic, it’s just a coincidence. Ironic means the humorous inverse of what was expected.

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