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Where does one begin to define Rosi Sexton: PhD, businesswoman, writer or mother? But despite all these feats, Sexton may be better known for her accomplishments in a sport that has been derided by some critics as the equivalent of human cock-fighting. She is the most successful professional female mixed-martial artist and cage fighter in Britain.[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/10/28/art.sexton.jpg caption="Rosi Sexton has lost only one of the 10 mixed martial arts bouts of her career."]
Rosi Sexton has lost only one of the 10 mixed martial arts bouts of her career.
Having already received her doctorate in integrated computer science from the University of Manchester as well as a mathematics degree from Cambridge, Sexton is in the final year of an osteopathy course at Oxford.
While balancing a full academic load, Sexton finds time to run a gym in Oxford, write a regular column and feature articles for a magazine while looking after her four-year-old son.
But as Sexton would reluctantly admit, nobody can multi-task quite like her. Sexton has fought Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) matches since 2002 in the U.S., UK, Costa Rica, Russia, and Canada. Her most recent fight was on June 19, 2009 which she won resoundingly. She has lost only one of her 10 MMA bouts.
Unsurprisingly, Sexton has neglected other hobbies amid her busy life but has hinted she hopes to be a concert pianist once again. Until then, she will be appearing on the show later this week as Connector of the Day to talk about how she engages in a violent sport whilst balancing career, hobbies and motherhood.
Send your comments and questions to us and we’ll put the most interesting ones to Sexton on this Thursday’s show.