Getting to Know… Alex Ricci
Walking Around Weight: 175 lbs
MMA Competition Weight Class: 155 lbs
Date of Birth: July 21, 1982
City Born In: Toronto
City Currently Residing In: Toronto
First Job: welder/ pipe fitter
Current Job: fighter/ teacher
First Car: Honda Civic
Current Car: Ford Focus
Favorite Movie: The Wolf of Wall Street
Favorite TV Show: Breaking Bad
Favorite Band/Singer: Queen
Nickname, and how you got it: Don’t have one.
MMA Team/Camp: Team Ricci/ M1 Thaiboxing
MMA Titles Held:
Belts attained in other combat sports: Canadian amateur champion 1999
Favorite UFC Fighter: GSP/Anthony Pettis/Ronda Rousey/Jose Aldo
MMA Inspirations/Mentor/Idol: I look up to all of the coaches, fighters, and people involved that dedicate their lives to the sport of MMA.
First Martial Arts Memory: Doing my first Muay Thai class and not being able to skip and being very uncoordinated.
First MMA Memory: Going to my first Brazilian jujitsu class and getting ringworm.
Greatest MMA Moment to Date: My greatest moments in MMA are competing and being able to showcase my skill.
Funniest MMA Fighter that You Know: Chael Sonnen
Toughest MMA Competitors Encountered: Jesse Ronson
Most Memorable Finish: Iraj Hadin
Cage or Ring: Cage
Embarrassing MMA Memory:
Funny MMA Memory: having my team lock me in the sauna while cutting weight and me getting very angry at them. We all laughed about it afterwards
Favorite MMA Move (finish/strike): jab, teep, and the triangle choke
Favorite Sport Outside of MMA: Biking
Favorite Food: Thai food, Italian
Relationship Status: single
Twitter Account: @alexriccimma
Facebook Account/Fan Page: Alex Ricci