UFC bantamweight, Jessica-Rose Clark has had a fascinating journey so far in the world of MMA. Widely known as Jessy Jess, Clark made her UFC debut back in 2017 and secured a split decision win against Bec Rawlings.
In her second UFC fight, Jessica-Rose Clark fought Paige Van Zant, who was a well-known fighter back then. And Jessy Jess was able to beat her by decision and got a good start to her UFC career.
At the moment, she is on a two-fight winning streak and has bounced back from her losses against Jessica Eye and Pannie Kianzad. Clark is on a rise and can make an impact in the UFC bantamweight division and fans love her story and her personality.
Jessica-Rose Clark is highly inspired by DC comics’ character Harley Quinn and she has even stated that she would love to play that role in movies.
But, Jessica-Rose Clark’s personal life has been filled with ups and downs. Not so long ago, Clark was even contemplating retiring from MMA after a failed relationship with her ex-fiance.
Who is Jessica-Rose Clark’s Ex-Fiance, Julian Wallace
Julian Wallace is a former MMA fighter, who has a record of 6 wins and 4 losses. He last competed in MMA back in 2016 and lost the fight by submission.
As per the reports, Julian Wallace kicked Clark in the head, hit her in the face, knee her in the rib, and tried to choke her out with a submission. But, Jessica-Rose Clark was able to get out of the choke and knocked Wallace out. Wallace was later arrested and pleaded guilty. But, Jessy Jess was not happy with the end results of her legal battle with Wallace.
In an episode of Phone Booth Fighting Podcast, Jessica-Rose Clark talked about the incident and stated:
“I had a spate with domestic violence before I moved out here to Vegas,” Clark explained. ”That’s actually why I moved to Vegas. I had my fiance – at the time – arrested on one count of attempted murder and two counts of assault.”
“He didn’t get convicted. He got a 15-month suspended sentence, still allowed to leave the country. They gave him his second chance and I’m a firm believer that someone who is capable of going as far as he went with me – and I know he’s been further with other women before I met him – he’s not going to change. He can do all the convincing and all the lying in the world and he can convince you that he’s a really good person, but who he is at his core is someone who’s capable and willing to do stuff like that.”
Jessica-Rose Clark even thought of retiring after her second UFC loss to Kianzad. In an interview with Ariel Helwani on MMA Hour, Jessy Jess talked about how she rediscovered her love for MMA and stated:
“I considered retiring after because I was just so unhappy. Like, ‘Why am I doing this if I can’t even win a fight? I keep losing.’ I’d lost two in a row before, but everything is super dramatic when you’re in the middle of it.
“But now, looking back, that was two and a half years ago, I’m very grateful that everything happened the way it did, because it made me realize that I needed to refocus and I needed to reconfigure my personal life and how I was handling external stress. I was just trying to sweep it under the rug and outwork the way I was feeling, and it wasn’t the case. It all came out when it came down to fight time and I had the extra stress and the pressure.”