Facing the demands of the pro division
In MMA, the amateur and professional worlds are separated by a chasm. Weronika Eszer learned this the hard way.
Despite an excellent record (13-2) on the Polish and European amateur circuits, the young woman hit a wall in her big time pro debut.
“There are many differences. For example, going from one to three rounds! But I have learned from my mistakes, I have progressed and now I want to translate everything I’ve learned over to the pro division,” she says.
It must also be said that she did not choose an easy path. Taking a first fight in KSW, one of the best leagues on the continent, is not the most obvious springboard to victory.
“It’s in my DNA, I was made for this life.”
Because of that, Weronika Eszer has many weapons, and knows that she has everything it takes to perform at the highest level. A black belt in judo, a sport she has practiced since her childhood, the Pole has worked particularly hard on her jiu-jitsu since her transition to MMA.
“The ground game really is my strong point”, explains the 24-year-old fighter, who also defines herself as a “hyper-active sportswoman”, passionate about training. “I come from a family of athletes, I’ve been doing sports since I was born, I studied in the world of sports … It’s in my DNA, I’m made for this life.”
This is surely a good thing. Her career is reaching out to meet her.