Ferdinand Bretelle’s passion for combat sports is the result of an encounter and a helping hand from fate.
“In 2021, during the lockdown, I used to train outside. One day, while I was doing my push-ups and pull-ups, I met someone who suggested we do some grappling in the grass. I liked it, and so I signed up for MMA. That’s how it all started! ” says the 21-year-old.
Very quickly, the atmosphere and the spirit of opposition conquered the heart of Ferdinand Bretelle, who took to the game of martial arts.
“There is something quite exceptional about this sport. You can hit an opponent for several rounds, and right after, you’re like two old friends who have known each other for years! »
But prior to enjoying competition, Ferdinand Bretelle first had to overcome his apprehension of the cage.
“Studies come first”
“At first I saw the fighters as crazy, I told myself that I would never fight! But one day, I was offered a fight, I went, and it worked well. What scared me before is what excites me now. »
Launched into an amateur career, the young Parisian is taking full advantage of the opportunity to develop without the pressures of the professional world. An instinctive athlete and “a little rough”, he has taken the time to evolve his style, which has been more wrestling focused.
However, even if his prospects for the future are good, Ferdinand Bretelle has no intention of burning his wings.
“Obviously I want to try my luck as a professional, but you have to go slowly. Besides, I’m still in school. Studies come first: Sport is for my spare time. »