Yes, it is a real word.
Jesse “Bouncebackability” Robbins earned his nickname through a crazy life that nearly ended with a knife attack from a Russian methamphetamine addict in Phuket, Thailand. After nearly dying of blood (and teeth) loss, multiple stab wounds to the face and torso, multiple cracks from a fist with steel knuckle-duster attached, Jesse – remarkably – didn’t seek revenge against Crazy Ivan.
Jesse reassessed the way he viewed his life.
The story of the incident is a bit of a blur for Jesse but goes a little something like this:
A paranoid and steroid-fuelled Russian – who had not slept for many days due to usage of ice (crystal methamphetamine) knocked on Jesse’s door late at night. With Jesse and a friend in the room, he had come armed. There was no prior confrontation or communication. The Russian was a known heavy drug user and was in a serious state of paranoia and agitation. He had a large and sharp knife and knuckle dusters in one hand (fist) he struck Jesse quickly and hard before Jesse knew what was happening. Jesse’s friend in the room was so shocked he had a form of attack and was paralyzed with fear.
Jesse turtled up and defended himself with kicks as the Russian stabbed his legs, arms, nose, face, eye area and swung punches with the knuckle dusters, cracking Jesse on the face.
He then fled quickly as Jesse had managed to defend himself and kick back despite severe concussion and massive blood loss.
The results was a broken nose, slices across and through the nose, eye area, legs, hands and wrist. 45 stitches and multiple facial reconstructive surgeries and blood back into his body… Jesse had survived an attack that was intended to take his life.
Shot before he is due to participate in the Queens Cup 2012 event at Bangla Stadium, August 12, here is Jesse talking about his positive approach to life following the horrific hours-long ordeal as he suffered repeated attacks through the night from a crazed Russki on yabba.
Here is Jesse’s last fight – a victory in Bangla Stadium, Patong Beach, Phuket, where the Queen’s Cup 2012 is to be held.
Jesse fights on the Queen’s Cup card, that will be headlined by no less than FOUR WMC World championship fights, including Charlie Boy Peters vs. Rolek DragonMuayThai for the men’s WMC light-middleweight world strap, Tracy Lockwood vs. Gerry O’Callaghan for the female WMC 69kg world title, and Claire Haigh defends her 135lbs WMC female world championship.
Boom boom boom, a lemme hear you say way-oh?!
Jesse is training & fighting out of Phuket Top Team