Hurtsbad Knockout Robin Decker Talks MMA, Her Career, Cooking, and More
Go ahead readers, take a moment to drink in the indescribable beauty and physique of the one of a kind Robin Decker.
When you gaze upon a gorgeous sunset, or majestic mountain, it captivates you. No one is going to throw stones if you take a moment to really appreciate what Ms. Decker is working with.
While genetics play a large role in an individual's make up, this is a woman who has worked very hard to find herself in the shape she is in.
And let's face it people, her hard work has more than paid off from where we are sitting.
Robin is a mixed martial arts enthusiast, a mother, a model, a leader, and a very enthusiastic individual. There really is nothing but good that can be said about her.
Robin is currently the featured "Knockout" on hurtsbad.com and she was kind enough to share her thoughts on various topics including MMA, her career, and what it is like to train in various aspects of MMA around some of the most prestigious players in the game.
Oh yeah, she was also obviously kind enough to share a couple snapshots with us; we know some of you can't focus for very long without pictures, so follow me if you will.
Robin Decker: Eyes That Hypnotize
Do not, I repeat, do not stare too long, you will get lost.
There is a term that is used to describe the level of beauty a woman may posses. A lovely lady may be gauged on a sliding 10 scale, a one being down right homely, and a 10 being out of this world fine.
Well, if the term dime describes a perfect woman, we can suffice to say Robin is a five dollar roll. To stare into her glacier blue eyes is a dangerous game as one can plainly see for themselves.
Robin knows how good it is, and doesn't mind talking up that which she worked so hard to attain, and works every day to maintain.
Robin Decker: A Brick House That Makes a Big Bad Wolf Quiver
When asked if she minded sharing her dimensions, she was more than happy to oblige.
"Not at all. I am proud. 5’4”, 118-125lbs, 35-25-35 inches, muscular, not bulky or masculine, lean, but still got a little junk in the trunk—I worked hard for that junk!"
On her age, not so forthcoming, but we understand, I was out of line asking in the first place and I knew it; we live and learn.
"I am 30ish, a hot mom. I look better now than I did six years ago, and way better than when I was skinny (which has been a good portion of my life). That’s all you get."
When asked if she ever competed in any type of athletics, Robin had this to say.
"Not for titles or trophies, other than figure & bikini competitions. I did take part in sports as a kid. All of the Track & Field Competitions we had, I had a clear advantage in, EXCEPT for the 1-3-5k runs.
"No way, man. I am a sprinter, built for speed, not running long distances. My endurance & cardio are great, but do not ask me to run. I hate it. My favorites were shot-put, discus throw, long jump, and any distance sprint.
"I played volleyball on an amateur adult team & loved it. I was the only kid good enough to play with them."
Robin Decker: A Sculptor Couldn't Come Close To This Perfection
They broke the mold when they made Ms. Decker. As you can plainly see, she is in tip top shape and quite frankly flawless.
Some fitness and body building enthusiasts are prone to "over do it," but Robin has found a happy medium that suits her feminine physique while showcasing her remarkable physical conditioning.
When asked what competitions she has participated in, she was very humble, but proud of what she had accomplished.
"OCB Natural Southwest Classic. It was my first competition. Everything that could go wrong, did. Murphy’s Law had a field day with me…and I still took second, third, & fifth places in the three categories to which I entered. That’s three podiums.
"Pretty good for a beginner who didn’t know any of the judges & didn’t try to; I wanted to win because of my physique & beauty, not because my nose was brown. I am not willing to compromise my ethics for a trophy. So, considering that, my placings were just fine!
"I also went to Nationals this year, but after five months of not training due to injuries, I knew I wasn’t ready. I just went to make some new contacts, get some photos done, and learn what a big show would really be like. I think I still looked great on stage, but I was not in top form. Next time, I will place better."
Robin Decker: Always In The Hunt To Broader Her Horizons
For a gal like Robin, she has so many irons in the fire that they keep her very busy. Between her family, training, modeling, and the rest of her life, she still has time to step it up and pursue her dreams. When asked where her best modeling work can be found, she offered this.
"So far, the best collection you can find is on Facebook. I have a fan page & a personal page. Both are excellent, and current."
"Very soon I will have my online portfolio ready on Zenfolio.com. Also, I have finally begun the launch of my own site. Some of the companies and photographers I model for have been hounding me…so, in my spare time (what’s that?) I have set it into motion."
"It should be up & running by the end of February, and not a moment too soon. My interview for Max Muscle Magazine is in the March Issue."
Robin Decker: Mother, Inspiration, Chef
As mentioned before, Ms. Decker is a mommy, keep the acronyms to a minimum people. When asked about being a mom, she had a great perspective.
"I am proof that being a mom is NOT the end of being hot, sometimes it is the beginning."
She boasts a fabulous menu of tasty platters that make one's mouth water.
"I have been cooking for friends & family since I was eight years old. I love Thai food & New Mexican food, French Cuisine, as well as sushi. Making the first two is a breeze.
"The rest are better left to the professionals."
"My specialty—healthful twists on favorites, making them taste like gourmet food. I’m not kidding. One of my faves—peanut butter chocolate chunk brownies (reduced sugar). Another fave-Lower-fat, lower-carb Thai beef curry."
"And, Lox Roll-up—I can take fat-free cream cheese & spice it so it tastes like it is soooo bad for you! Then roll it up with some cucumber slivers, capers, & fresh (raw) salmon. You think you just died & went to Heaven."
"I am currently working on a couple of books, one of them is a cookbook, full of my dishes I have come up with over the years. Do you think people will buy it if I am on the cover?"
Me thinks yes Robin, yes indeed. All I need is a picture of the Thai Beef Curry and I'm good, but another pic of you will never get a frown from us.
Robin Decker: A Mother Talks About MMA and Children
Being a mother, Robin was asked about her thoughts on exposing children to MMA.
"I’m not sure what you mean by 'exposing.' If you mean, letting them watch it on TV, well that is up to the parent. I think it is not appropriate for very little ones, but neither is 'professional wrestling' or excessively violent movies, since very young kids don’t understand what they are seeing."
"If you mean, exposing them to the opportunity of taking part in MMA, I think as long as they are not pushed into any sport, they will find their way. They will pursue what lights that fire inside of them."
Robin Decker: Not Just an MMA Fan, She Trains Around the Best
Robin is not the "Hollywood" type to boast her relationships and acquaintances in this sport, but this MMA analyst only needs to hear one name to know she is getting some of the best MMA knowledge in the business.
She's not one to brag or talk up her affiliations or name drop, don't be confused, but she obviously realizes the benefits of training around the people that make up Greg Jackson's Submission Fighting.
She went out of her way to show appreciation for her opportunities in N.M.
"(I would like to thank) Greg Jackson & Julie Kedzie for letting me have a taste of fighter conditioning (awesome!), some of the local fighters who inspire me, all of the people I have met in the dojos where I have studied who have embraced me as a total noob, just wanting to learn something new & challenging."
In another conversation she also had this to say.
"i have been very very blessed. I know how special my opportunity has been. (Jackson's) teaching style is amazing. He really brings out the best in every athlete."
There are not many places better to get your feet wet in MMA than Greg Jackson's, kudos Ms. Decker. He is one of the best leaders in this sport.
Robin Decker: An Appreciation for the Positive Points of MMA
Not everyone can wrap their mind around a sport like MMA. It truly is an acquired taste that does not sit well with just anyone.
For those who have a hard time grasping what it is that truly appeals to the MMA enthusiast, Robin had a few words regarding the subject.
"Martial Arts can be really good for troubled kids, outsiders, 'nerds,' teens who haven’t chosen which path to take. Martial arts may keep them busy enough they don’t get involved with drugs or gangs."
"I don’t see any reason not to introduce children to martial arts as well as other sports. You never know if you may have a prodigy on your hands, so set your fears aside & get your children off their video-gaming butts!"
"I should mention that my nine-year-old is a purple belt in Tae Kwon Do and he grapples with the lightweight adults at the dojo (he weighs 96 lbs)!"
Very insightful, and accurate. The positives of MMA far outweigh any negatives people may point to.
What about MMA appeals to Robin?
"What’s not to love? I’m not squeamish. The fact that all the very best in fighters come together in one place is amazing. For the most part, these guys show the most sportsmanship you will ever see in ANY SPORT…ever. Watch how they treat one another before & after their fights, even with the trash-talking, and the face-off at weigh-ins, you can clearly see that they are just doing what they love & most of them treat each other with respect."
"The trash-talking is all just part of the game. Spectators get to see the sports’ very best, all of the martial arts training comes crashing together & all the questions about whose martial art is better/stronger/faster gets answered in a few short minutes. That is, until next time…"
Robin Decker: Appreciative and Acknolwedging of Those Behind Her
With so much inspiration in her life, Robin definitely wanted to pay tribute to those who help her in what she does.
"(Thanks to) Max Muscle, Jesus Quiroz & Kelly Tekin-Quiroz, Ambros Gonzales, SPEEDLAB Inc, Mike’s Iron Gym, Max Woltman-photographer, Peter Gonzales-photographer, Defined Fitness, Drs Babington & Babington, Gorilla Pit Strength Sports (gorilla-pit.com)."
I am thankful for those who have sought my help with nutrition & exercise, and have stuck with it. I love hearing their success stories."
"Last, but not least, I have to thank my boys. My family life is very important to me; when all is said & done, that is all that matters."
"I am in the March issue of Max Muscle Sports & Fitness Magazine. Pick one up if you want to know more about my story."
"I am working on my own site, which should be up & running soon, and I will have my trainer’s cert soon. I have been helping others for a long time, but I think it’s finally time to get that slip of paper."
"If you are reading this & you are an artist, a promoter, a photographer, a musician—whatever—and you are interested in working with me please contact me."
"You can find me on:
Hurtsbad.com…….Robin Decker-Model, and Robin D
Facebook.com…….Robin Decker, also see my fan page
Vote for me on: GirlsOfBrawl.com"
Robin Decker: Exotic Ink for an Exotic Diva
Robin worked very closely with a tattoo artist to design and create this amazing artwork. Everything, down to the placement, was by precise design. It accents her form very well.
Robin Decker: Damn Near Perfect
What else is there really to say folks? Robin excels at just about everything she does, she supports the sport of MMA and actively trains even if only for fitness purposes. She is a great mother, a great chef, she leads those who can use her expertise, and she works her tail off to stay in top physical condition.
At the end of the day, it was a lot of fun working with her, and getting to know her through the process. Very cool lady.
Robin Decker: Hurtsbad Knockout
hurtsbad.com is a social networking site dedicated to bringing various aspects of the MMA community together. Everyone ranging from fans, fighters, promotors, fighter managers, and of course divine knockouts like Robin.
She is the first-ever featured Hurtsbad Knockout, and was kind enough to share her info with the staff over there, and of course the members of the site itself.
Robin will be a tough act to follow, that much is certain, and the people at hurtsbad owe her their deepest gratitude for playing the role she has on the site.
On behalf of the Bleacher Report and hurtsbad, and a few folks who can appreciate the finer things in life, we all thank you for your time miss.
She had this to say about hurtsbad and the crew over at the up and coming website.
"I want to thank hurtsbad.com for taking the time to get to know me, to feature me, and for providing fans, fighters, and everyone else involved in MMA a place to get together & share our love of the sport."
I assure you Robin, the pleasure was all ours.