Brian Wright of Real Fight Gear RFG: You are stepping back into the ring for ROF 20. Who are you fighting? Brickhouse: First of all, I am excited to be a part of ROF 20. It is going to be an awesome card with a lot of talented fighters. I am fighting Gena Carano, out of Master Toddy’s school in Vegas. I had met Gena when she was fighting as an amateur. She fought on the undercard on my Pro Debut in Tampa, FL on Master Mehrdad’s Shin-do Kumate a few years ago. From what I recall, she is a talented fighter and I am excited to step in the ring with her on the 10th.RFG: How is training going? Brickhouse: My training is going great. With my natural drive and motivation, I don’t ever take training for my fights lightly. It is a constant push to get to my peakRFG: What is it like training at 3D? Brickhouse: 3D is the best gym, hands down. I train with some of the most talented fighters in the world. We are constantly pushing each other to our utmost abilities, and I wouldn’t be the fighter that I am today without all of the people at 3D pushing me to be my best. I am very honored to be a part of the 3D family and dedicate all of my victories to the people who I sweat with, cry with, and hurt with. I love you guys!! Thank you for everything!RFG: Clarence Thatch is a trainer that has been around for quite sometime and competed at the highest levels. Do you get an extra boost of confidence from working with him? Brickhouse: An extra boost of confidence? That is an understatement!! I have the utmost confidence because I have Clarence in my corner. Clarence Thatch is the most amazing coach a fighter could ever ask for. I have never met a person with more knowledge and heart for fighting, and for life. Clarence has the ability to bring out the best in any fighter, and he has definitely made me the fighter I am today. He has believed in me and taught me things most fighters only dream about. As I always say, ‘I train with the best, I am the best, and you’ll know it when I step in the ring.’ Thanks to Clarence and my 3D family, I can make this statement with pure confidence. RFG: You are a teacher. What do the kids think of having BRICKHOUSE at thehead of the class? Brickhouse: They LOVE IT!! I let them know the first week of school that I am a professional kickboxer. It definitely gets their attention. It also helps me build rapport because it gives them something to chat about outside of academics, and helps them to see that their teacher has a REAL life outside of teaching. The boys, in particular, think it is really cool. When they first find out, a lot of them will say, ‘I could take ya Ms. Roseleip.’ However, when I actually offer to spar them (jokingly of course), they change their minds real quick!! All of my students have been awesome. For my fight last June, they all made me good luck cards!! It was awesome. I definitely train and fight to make them proud, also.RFG: Looking forward to seeing you in action December 10 at Ring of Fire 20 in Castle Rock, CO! Anything else you want to add? Brickhouse: Yes, I would just like to say thank you to all of the people who have supported me and helped me get prepared for this event. First and foremost, I would like to thank God for blessing me with the abilities and talents that I possess and for keeping me safe and healthy. Without the grace of God, none of this would be possible. Secondly, I would like to thank my family and friends for believing in me and supporting me as I pursue this personal dream of mine. The life of a fighter can truly be time consuming and I love you all for standing by me and ‘being in my corner’ no matter what. I would also like to thank my coach, Clarence Thatch, and all of the people at 3D Martial Arts for getting me prepared. I wouldn’t be where I am if you guys weren’t there to push me to above and beyond my limits. I would like to thank my promoter, Sven Bean (and his wife, Lisa), for believing in me, taking time to promote me and my fighting career, and for becoming my good friends. Sven and Lisa–you guys are the best!!! Thanks for everything. And, last, but certainly not least, I would like to give a special thank you to Brian Wright at REAL FIGHT GEAR for sponsoring me, stocking me with awesome equipment, and for promoting me on his website. Brian—you have truly been awesome!! Thanks. See ya on the 10th. Chrisanne ?Brickhouse? Roseleip can be seen in action Saturday, December 10, 2005, at Ring of Fire 20: Elite in Castle Rock, CO.More info about Chrisanne and Ring of Fire can be found @ www.rofmma.com and www.realfightgear.com.