Sophia Mirabella, 16, joined Kyle Carroll on Carroll’s Corner MMA Podcast to discuss her upcoming Glory Rules kickboxing fight at Louis Neglia’s Combat at the Garden event, which takes place on April 20, at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Mirabella, currently 3-0 in her young kickboxing career seeks her fourth victory at a venue most dream of participating at. This Tiger Schulmann’s disciple trains among the best in the world as Lyman Good of the UFC, has taken her under his wing and plays a father figure to her in the fight game.
The Queens, New York resident trains already as if she’s a professional. Putting in long hours after school, her dedication clearly states where her mindset is at for such a young fighter.
In the interview, Mirabella discusses her favorite foods, her short-term and long-term goals, plus already preparing for a life after competing, as this smart woman understands already at an early age that a fight career is only a short part of her whole life. We discussed her ambition to attend college, as she mentioned she plans to attend a university in the tri-state area, with her focus on Columbia University.
Watch the whole interview to hear from such a bright young lady competing at such a high level in the Fight Game.
Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan. He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years. Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling. His father coached high school wrestling over 35 years, passing on his strong knowledge. Carroll has been reporting MMA news since January 2011. The former wrestler’s coverage includes the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, 2013 & 2016 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship, and numerous MMA events (Bellator MMA, King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Glory).