Jayme Hinshaw on Charisa Sigala “Nothing That Really Intimidates Me”
Jayme Hinshaw and Charisa Sigala test skills at BKFC KnuckleMania 3 on February 17th.
Hinshaw appeared on Bowks Talking Bouts to discuss the machinations of this matchup, the importance this bout has in the strawweight hierarchy, and so much more. Excerpts from our chat are below.
Going up from her BKFC atomweight debut to competing at strawweight in her sophomore BKFC effort here. Plus, the feelings associated with her bare-knuckle debut which also marked her return from a near three-year-long hiatus from combat sports
“I just wanted to kind of put atomweights on the map in BKFC. So that’s the only reason why… If they get a 105 division, I’m comfortable moving up in weight at 115… That one (the BKFC debut), it was really fun. I wish it would’ve possibly lasted a little bit longer. Me taking a step back and dapping her up a little bit more and hurting her more. But I got the job done. It was an amazing feeling and I’m excited to go back in there and you know put on a great performance and feel that feeling again.”
“I had to do a lot of growing. I took a good hiatus off, like even from the gym. Unfortunately, mine wasn’t open and I just needed to like you said, rest old injuries. Let them heal, let my body just reset. My mind, I had to do a lot of mentally maturing and working on that. It sucked not competing, don’t get me wrong, but I think it was good for my mental health and so yeah, it was a while. I wanted to get back as soon as possible but I had to continue to work consistently, you know what I mean? Be able to give my all whenever I go into that ring or that cage, whatever.”
Hinshaw’s thoughts on Sigala’s resume and strong stylistic attributes
“Well, she has the experience in the ring. We all know that (laughs). She has a lot of heart; I’ve got to give her that. She always comes forward. So that I think she has going for her but it’s nothing that I haven’t seen before. It’s nothing that really intimidates me.”
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The strawweight contendership field being fairly wide open but also wanting to be an atomweight pioneer as well
“I think I’ll be doing pretty good at 115 if I want to go to stay there. 105 like I said it just depends on if there’s enough people that are willing and enough fighters that are willing to be at 105. Right now, I don’t think that there’s that much. So, 115 is more or less my goal right now (laughs). So, I’m just kind of more training to be a 115er… The way I train and everything, I’ve never missed weight. I think I could make 105 and 115 easy. So yeah, either way, I’m comfortable.”
Her unique support dynamic with former WWE star Goldust/ current AEW star Dustin Rhodes
“Well, I actually had got to meet him at a comic con. A couple of comic cons here in Albequerque and The Duke City comic cons. We just kind of clicked and like he’s a great person, you know what I mean? Like inside and outside of the ring (laughs). But yeah, we just kind of had a mutual respect for each other. We started following each other and supporting one another. He’s been a great support in my fight career for a while now. I just kind of wanted to show my appreciation for all of the love, the support, and the continued support. Because that means the world to me.”
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