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VIDEO: Better pole dancer? Vanessa Demopoulos and Nina sit down for interview

LockerRoom Team
20 May 2023

In a recent YouTube video interview between UFC Fighter Vanessa Demopoulos and social media influencer Nina, the two women engaged in a lively and insightful conversation. Vanessa Demopoulos, known as "Little Monster," shared her journey from being a stripper to becoming a successful UFC fighter. You can see the highlights below and see the video as well.

Embracing Self-Love and Spreading Positivity:

Demopoulos attributes her warm and infectious positive energy to her daily practice of self-love. She starts each day by expressing gratitude and affirming her love for herself. According to her, the ability to be kind, compassionate, understanding, and forgiving stems from experiencing and overcoming personal struggles. Demopoulos believes that those who have faced their own demons have the capacity to spread love and kindness to others.

Challenges and Triumphs in the UFC:

Demopoulos shared her excitement about being a part of the elite UFC promotion and emphasized her three-fight win streak. She radiates confidence and views herself as one of the best athletes in existence. Demopoulos encourages self-affirmation and emphasizes the importance of being one's own best friend, supporting and uplifting oneself.

Overcoming Stereotypes and Judgments:

The conversation delved into the challenges and judgments Demopoulos has faced, particularly due to her past as a stripper. Both women discussed how people often form opinions based on appearances and make unfair assumptions. Demopoulos shared that she has encountered baseless criticism and allegations about her past profession, which she vehemently denies. However, she remains unfazed and knows her own truth, firmly believing that such negativity is often projection from individuals who are dissatisfied with their own lives.

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Empowering Women and the Stripper Bible

Demopoulos aims to empower others, especially women, through her experiences. She discusses her book, "The Stripper Bible," in which she shares her journey and how she maintained her dignity and self-respect throughout her time as a stripper. While acknowledging that not everyone may want or accept help, Demopoulos hopes to inspire and guide those who are open to her message of self-empowerment.

Lessons from Grandma and Unconventional Advice:

The interview also touched upon the influence of family members. Demopoulos mentioned the advice her grandma gave her about not hitting girls, which ultimately played a role in her pursuing a professional fighting career. She humorously paralleled this with Nina's experience involving mice and a fork, highlighting the sometimes unexpected guidance we receive from our loved ones.

The Impact of Analyzing Fights:

As an analyst for Extra Rounds, Demopoulos explained how studying fights and breaking down sequences has enhanced her own fighting skills. She gained a new perspective on analyzing opponents, understanding their paths to victory, and identifying areas of vulnerability. This analytical mindset has revolutionized her approach to fighting, providing her with a unique advantage.

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