Piankhi Zimmerman’s strap collecting season

Full interview with lightweight contender, Piankhi Zimmerman above

This Saturday, February 12th, the historic, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is in for an unforgettable evening when FightWorld 21 rolls into town.

A promotion with a long legacy of lineage, FightWorld helped jumpstart such notable careers as Tim “The Dirty Bird” Means, Carlos “The Natural Born Killer” Condit, and countless others circa 2004.

Coming off of capturing the King of the Cage lightweight championship, Piankhi “The Nappy Ninja” Zimmerman returns to main event another FightWorld event this weekend at FightWorld 21. Zimmerman fought previously for the organization at FightWorld 18 where he defeated Elijah Harris impressively, via TKO.

FightWorld 18’s co-main event winner, Josh Jackson put on a dominating performance that evening as well, stopping his opponent in the first round. The matchup couldn’t have come together more naturally with the younger, hungry, Jackson looking to make a name over the crafty veteran, in Zimmerman. Thus, a title bout was born!

However, this bout wouldn’t come without some apprehension to the details on Zimmerman’s behalf. Coming off of a championship out that was scheduled for five-5-minute rounds, like most championship bouts are. Zimmerman was less than thrilled to read in his contract agreement that this weekend’s championship bout would be set for three-5-minute rounds. Excluding the “championship” rounds.

Being the true professional Zimmerman is and considering a title opportunity is at hand, Zimmerman agreed to the contract stipulations, stating he won’t need the extra rounds, regardless. “It’s just the principle,” he says with an eager but agitated tone.

Tune in above as Piankhi “The Nappy Ninja” Zimmerman breaks down his championship bout with Josh Jackson. He goes into detail discussing his passionate behind his non-profit, CyberNinjaz inc. Where he helps underprivileged children learn “S.T.E.A.M.” He talks about his recent bout at King of the Cage and how he feels disrespected that Jackson isn’t willing to fight championship rounds.


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Adam Crist
Currently studying Broadcast Journalism at Wilmington University, Adam’s passion for the sport only grows stronger when a fighter’s voice can be heard. He thrives on asking detailed questions to inspire the thoughts behind the punches in hopes that each fighter can find their proper justice. Specializing in pre and post fight interviews for MyMMANews, Adam strives to keep the fight fans up to speed with the most recent and authentic MMA news possible. He is Co-promoter of Delaware’s premier kick-boxing and Muay Thai organization, IBF Promotions. Recently he has also accompanied MMA organizations Global Proving Ground and XCC as Co-host and ringside commentator.