Clarissa Shields is making her mixed martial arts debut with the Professional Fighting League Thursday night – the first step in an intriguing extension of her legacy, two-time Olympic gold medalist, three-time world champion and undisputed heavyweight champion who calls herself ‘GWOAT’ – the greatest woman of all time. Ages – She has a strong claim to being #1 in women’s boxing but is turning the sport into mixed martial arts to fight Britney Elkin and told Sky Sports about moving to New Mexico, the center of MMA, to train alongside the great John Jones and Major Holly Holm. Describe the first time I felt how painful an MMA could be… It happened the first time I quarreled. I was lowered and thought: “Oh, that’s how I feel!” I thought, “It’s not that bad.” I avoid landing, work my way back out of the cage, and have the center of the cage punch my punch. I made an effort and now things are easier for me, I can kick and knee. I’ve stuck with my foot in boxing because I’ve only been so strong forward but I’ve always had foot movement. I can get into the ring and jump like Muhammad Ali. You’ll see my MMA angle The girl I’m fighting against is a brown belt in jiu-jitsu so we don’t want to play her game, we want to play my game. How important is having Holly Holm in your gym? She’s well rounded – she can kick, wrestle, and spar, she’s tough. I look at her as my mentor, I heard Kayla Harrison calls herself my mentor but that’s not true. Holly is my mentor I discuss sparring and have real conversations with Holly. She’s the only boxer to get into MMA and have real success, and she has a cheat code, so would Jon Jones give valuable advice? The coaches sit and watch him know. They say: “We hate to take this apart, but four hours have passed! ”Clarissa,” said John, ”Let’s go some more! “John showed me things and he would say, ‘It will take 30 minutes to understand this.’” He talks about his physical qualities but he is very artistic. I can understand and recognize what he teaches. Photo: Clarissa Shields has joined the PFL People expect you to fight world champions…I don’t let that add to the pressure. It’s cool being compared to these girls but Amanda Nunes and Chris Cyborg and Kayla Harrison have been practicing mixed martial arts for years, the only thing I have is boxing, I don’t think about these girls yet, text Cyborg to ask her for advice. I’m cool with Kayla too but we’re fighting [for Professional Fight League] So I can’t call her! We are friends but we will fight someday so we have a breakup, after one year in MMA, you can’t fight a world champion yet but I’m an exception, people want to see me fight world champions. I learn very fast and not everyone has the skill that I do. 0:16 Bellator Cris Cyborg predicts Clarissa Shields will hit the ground running when she steps into the MMA cage Why don’t more boxers make the switch? Boss, I did the kicking. Putting these things together takes time, and your brain should understand. And you have to prepare your body – after wrestling, your arms are tired so you don’t want to punch That’s why boxers don’t come to MMA WBO middleweight champion Savannah Marshall referee in an armor crash course inside the boxing ring.. Photo: Savannah Marshall hopes to fight Shields, he said Marshall: It’s a good move for her. In my opinion women’s MMA is on par with men’s MMA, if you reap the benefits you might be tempted to stay in MMA, it’s a different level of fitness. It looks professional so you won’t leave any effort unturned. There are no easy fights in MMA, and there are no trekking ladies or padded records. You will never see a female MMA champion without losses, she will be thrown into the deep end.