Brye Anne Russillo is a 29-year-old amateur MMA fighter who will be competing in the Aggressive Combat Championships this weekend. She has a career record of 1-1, and works as a pastry chef and bartender when she isn’t training the octagon.
However, there is one quirk to Russillo’s story that is unlike any other: her double-D breasts force her to fight in a higher weight class than she would like. In fact, it took her three months to agree to a 150-pound limit against Paige Lian (via My MMA News):
“I can’t cut my tits off and put them on the side, they weigh 12 pounds,” said Russillo, while discussing agreeing upon a weight class with her opponent. It took over three months for the two teams to agree to fight at 150-pounds. Lian normally fights around 145-pounds, and Russillo, a tall, athletic fighter, normally fights around 155-pounds. Russillo did mention she plans to enter the cage for her next fight at 135-pounds.
That first quote is absolutely money, but what is this about fighting at 135? If dropping down to 150 pounds is tough, we can’t imagine what Russillo will have to do to drop 20 pounds from her usual weight class.
Sidenote: Russillo’s job is somewhat on the line this weekend. The My MMA News report also mentions that she would lose her gig if she shows up with a black eye.