Rosi Sexton (1995) is a mathematician, athlete, sports therapist, osteopath, writer and musician. She had a distinguished career in mixed martial arts (MMA), from which she retired in 2014. She read Mathematics at Trinity.
Sexton has been involved in martial arts since she was at school. She already held dan grades in jujutsu and Tae Kwon Do. In 2000, after 10 years’ experience in martial arts, she decided to train in Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as a way of proving to herself that what she had learned was applicable to real life.
At the same time, she trained in osteopathy, receiving a degree in that subject from Oxford Brookes University in 2010. She currently practices as an Osteopath in the Manchester area, with a particular interest in sports injuries and evidence-based practice.
She has written about the problem of performance-enhancing drugs (doping) in combat sports, and is a supporter of the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association, VADA. She is a spokesperson for SafeMMA, an organisation dedicated to ensuring safety of competitors, and she runs a combat sports injury clinic