Monthly Archives: November 2015

Nov 30

Michael McDonald fears that he might need more surgeries before he can comeback to fighting

By Mike Cordero | Uncategorized

Earlier this month, Michael McDonald was supposed to come back after two years of injury but it almost didn’t happen.

McDonald, who now has a record of 16-3 MMA and 5-2 UFC, was supposed to go against masanori Kanehara, who’s holding a record 25-12-5 MMA and 1-1 UFC. But McDonald didn’t seal the deal just yet. He admitted that he’s a bit worried if it’s time for him come back to the octagon or if needs more time to heal. McDonald had to constantly deal with the injuries he sustained on his right hand and left shoulder.

The 24-year old MMA fighter once became the youngest fighter in the UFC lineup. He actually became famous when was tagged as the youngest upstart with great talent and huge potential. Just like any fighter, he later on found out what he had to do in order to last in the industry.

In a recent interview with MMAjunkie, McDonald revealed what he found out after he had a time off in the octagon.

“Now it makes perfect sense to me that the only purpose for breaking down your body is to build it back up. You need to put equal time into that,” he said.

McDonaldIn the past, McDonald admitted that he didn’t spend a lot of time to give his body time to heal. He admitted he didn’t think it giving his body a break and recover is equally important to preparing for an upcoming fight. Instead, he poured his time on full time training, checking the type of grind, and doing repetitive work which later on takes a toll on an athlete’s body.

“As hard as I could punch with these $15 Title gloves, no hand wraps, stuff like that. I would just be blasting these pads. My hands never hurt, so it was never a big deal,” he said.

Unfortunately, the work that he put on his hands took a toll and required him to undergo surgeries for his hand and wrist. When he got them checked, the doctors said that his he might have sustained a tendon injury because of all the punching.

Now that he had a chance to come back to fighting, McDonald decided it was time for him to give his body the rest and healing process that he needs. At such a young age in the MMA industry, he realized that the body can take only so much punching and abuse.

Aside from sitting on the sidelines for now, McDonald also realized some things about his career in the UFC.

“The more you go into it, the more you’re like, man, this is isn’t exactly what I thought it was going to be. This isn’t like I thought my life would be as a professional athlete. It would be the same as if you’re a salesman and you wake up one day and you’re like, man, a lot of my day is just coaching people into giving me money. That’s kind of weird. Am I sure I want to be doing this for the rest of my life?” he said.

McDonald admitted that he doesn’t mind all the time lost when he had to take a break. He’s not in a hurry with anything because he’s actually ahead of the game.

“Most people don’t even get signed until they’re older than I am, so I’m not in a hurry. That’s how I hurt myself,” he said.

Nov 27

Kimbo Slice determined to make Harris pay for stealing his image

By Mike Cordero | Uncategorized

Kevin Ferguson, better known as “Kimbo Slice”, is well aware that he cannot bring his rage when he steps inside the octagon this coming February 19th. He is going up against opponent Dhafir “DaDa 5000” Harris this coming Bellator 149 as the main card event of the night. The event will be held at Toyota Center in Houston.

Kimbo SliceIt is definitely proven that the worst mistake an MMA fighter can do when he steps inside the cage is bring excess emotion while fighting. Although some fighters have made this anger work for them, but most of the time, this excess emotion just results into carelessness and unexpected defeats. Slice admitted that he wants to stay away from this trap as much as possible, especially when going up against Harris. He said that he cannot forgive himself if he loses to Harris because of this.

“I have to come back to my senses and realize, ‘Kimbo, you’re a professional now, so save it for the cage,’. Every fighter is a punch away from victory. You have to take every fight in a respectful manner. I don’t want to be so anxious that I make mistakes and I go in there and I get knocked the f-ck out. I have to be smart and make sure all my t’s are crossed and all my i’s are dotted. You’ve got to have a game plan. There’s a game plan to have sex. You have to have a game plan before you take your girl out,” Slice said.

Slice has fought more experienced MMA fighters in the past, but this time around, Harris is simply the opposite; “DaDa 5000” has way less pro experience than Slice.

Kimbo said that his former MMA experiences won’t have any bearing during the event. He said that he is going to make sure that Harris will regret copying his image and make him pay for those decisions he made in the most violent fashion imaginable.

“For this piece of sh-t, I’ve got a level of respect that I’m going to knock his ass out; I’m coming in with the intentions that I’m going to make this motherf-cker respect me. He’s going to respect who I am. He’s going to respect the nature of who I am and the work that I’ve put in. For you to make a mockery and try to copy and steal my image and run with it then you talk sh-t about me and try to be like me? That in itself is something I’m fighting for. I’m fighting for my f-cking respect right now. This isn’t a title fight. This is for my f-cking respect,” Slice said.

Nov 25

UFC Welterweight Cathal Pendred is retiring in MMA due to lack of passion

By Mike Cordero | Uncategorized

After six years in the MMA industry, “Ultimate Fighter 19” and UFC welterweight veteran Cathal Pendred has finally announced that it’s time for him to hang his gloves.

Pendred posted his feelings on his Twitter account, saying that he had a change of heart in the sport and this was the reason why he decided to finally take a step back and retire from the life of an active fighter while still remaining in the sport.

“I have other interests that I want to pursue. The time is right to close one door and open another,” he said.

Just a few days ago, Cathal was chosen as one of the latest franchisees of Chopped, an Irish salad bar.

In a recent interview, he said that the health food industry is quite promising.

“People are more knowledgeable about health and nutrition than they ever have been. I do think the health food industry is growing, and that’s where the future is,” Pendred said.

As of the moment, Pendred’s reps were not yet available for any comments.

Cathal Pendred, now at 28 years old, decided to retire with an overall MMA record of 17-4-1 while going 4-2 in the UFC. Back in Ireland, Pendred was actually a crowd favorite. Unfortunately, he will be leaving the sport with an uneven legacy. Fans often tag Pendred as a fighter with a clinch-heavy style. Even though he had quite a controversial style, Pendred was able to win a couple of controversial decisions in his career.

Cathal PendredThe UFC veteran had a couple of appearances recently, but unfortunately, those didn’t end well. He went against John Howard last UFC 189 but he lost to a split-decision. This month, he faced rising prospect Tom Breese during the UFC Fight Night 76, but the MMA veteran was knocked out during the first round.

During his career, Pendred had the chance to be a member of the famous SBG Ireland team, the same team that works with the UFC’s current interim featherweight champion, Conor McGregor. Pendred was able to mark his spot on the map when he became known in Cage Warriors, a U.K.-based company, before getting a spot on “The Ultimate Fighter 19”. He was able to last until quarterfinal night, before getting eliminated by Eddie Gordon, who later on became the winner.

Here is Pendred’s complete statement he posted on his Twitter:

“I am a passionate person and I always give 100% to what I do. I have been passionate about MMA for a long time and my focus on the sport has been my driving force for the last 9 years.

I now find that my passion is no longer what it was and I feel that it is time for me to move on. I have other interests that I want to pursue. The time is right to close one door and open another. My love of MMA remains with me. I intend to maintain my involvement with the sport, but I no longer wish to compete.

I have developed as a person because of mixed martial arts, as I learned to cope with the discipline and demands of the sport. MMA has made me a stronger person. This strength will carry through into other areas of my life as I move on to pursue new goals.”

Nov 23

MMA UFC 193 stars of the night

By Mike Cordero | Uncategorized

In-cage performances are definitely the ones that speak most to MMA fans even though the pre-fight hype is the enjoyable part of the sport. For most of the fighters, this is the time where they showcase their skills for everyone to see, and this chance comes only a couple of times a year.

All 26 fighters had the chance to show their skills inside the octagon during UFC 193 held at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. Now that UFC 193 has ended, here are the “Three Stars” of the event as announced in MMAjunkie’s ceremony.

Third Star: Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Women’s MMA strawweight title holder Joanna Jedrzejczyk, who now has a record of 11-0 MMA and 5-0 UFC, has won again for the second time against contender Valerie Letourneau. However, the reigning strawweight champ didn’t deliver an amazing performance like everybody expected since this is probably the highlight of her career.

Mark HuntJedrzejczyk displayed amazing techniques and striking moves during the entire five rounds of the bout. Her contender, Valerie Letourneau, who has now a record of 8-4 MMA and 3-1 UFC, received a total of 220 significant hits which resulted to a loss by unanimous decision.

It wasn’t all downhill for Letourneau though. The women’s MMA contender managed to throw a couple of strong hits to the champ during the early rounds. Unfortunately, Jedrzejczyk managed to get her groove and shot back hit after hit. A total of 70 leg kicks landed on Letourneau and this is actually a record breaker; the leg kicks had set a new single-fight record in the promotion.

Even though Jedrzejczyk wasn’t able to wow the fans on one of the biggest PPV events this year, the skills she showed during the entire fight was enough to prove to everybody that she is definitely a tough cookie to beat at the 115-pound division.

Second Star: Mark Hunt
Even at 41, Mark Hunt (11-10-1 MMA, 6-4-1 UFC) still has the power to put any heavyweight to sleep, and he showed it in his rematch with Antonio Silva (19-8-1 MMA, 3-5-1 UFC).

Mark Hunt, now with a record of 11-10-1 MMA and 6-4-1 UFC, has proven that age has very little bearing in order to win fights inside the octagon. At age 41, Hunt has managed to destroy Antonio Silva during this rematch. The MMA heavyweight fighter now has a record of 19-8-1 MMA and 3-5-1 UFC.

First Star: Holly Holm

Of course, who would possibly forget the victory the Holly Holm achieved that night. Holm, now with a flawless record of 10-0 MMA and 3-0 UFC, has surprised practically the whole world with finally defeating the 3-year bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, with her perfectly executed game plan.

While everybody was rooting for Rousey to win the much-awaited fight in seconds, just like in her previous bouts, pro-boxing champ Holly Holm has managed to outskill and outwit the former bantamweight champ. Rousey, now with a new record of 12-1 MMA and 6-1 UFC, came crashing down to the mat when she received a massive head kick during the second which ultimately ended the epic fight.

Nov 20

Chris Weidman admits he cannot imagine losing to Luke Rockhold

By Mike Cordero | Uncategorized

The American mixed martial arts fighter knows that he will face the middleweight fighter, Luke Rockhold. Weidman just did not expect to wait that long. The match will happen on December 12 being the co-main event of UFC 194.

Now that the date is set for the match, Weidman has this to say:

“I’m excited to go out there and just really run through Luke. I just really cannot imagine myself losing to him. I know he’ll talk the same way, but I think he’s just kind of faking it. I don’t think he really believes he can beat me, but he knows what to say. These guys know in the weight (class), I think they’re starting to get it. And he’s one of the guys who knows. I think he’s a little insecure about himself, and I feel like that’s why he has to pump his chest up all the time and go a little overboard. I think he’s just insecure and I think he knows what’s coming. I think he’d much rather be fighting anyone else besides me.”

Rockhold seems to be unstoppable. His fight against Lyoto Machida marked as his four-fight win streak. Weidman’s dominance above the middleweight division of the UFC has been determined after he dethroned Anderson Silva in 2013.

This MMA match seems to be fascinating to the fans as both have proven to be deserving of the title.

Chris Weidman“We came up, we were both prospects together around the same time. I was usually No. 1, he was always kind of No. 2 or No. 3 coming up. And I know he’s had his eye on me. This is not a fight that I can allow to go the distance with the judges. I have such a great opportunity here to run through him and truly make, I think, more of a final statement in this division. He’s beaten a good part of the division. I’ve beaten a good part of the division. I think after this fight, the question marks are gone. And I think it’s going to be a huge part of my career, a huge part of my legacy, this fight. I know that, and I just have to run through him. Absolutely run through him.”

This is what Weidman thought of his opponent, Rockhold.

For Weidman’s UFC contract, he gets pay-per-view points, so he is sure that he will get “good” money once the final results are in. The MMA fighter is also focused on defeating Rockhold, so he has this to say:

“The good thing is that [Rockhold] has no idea what I’m bringing to the table for this fight. I could just stand and try to knock him out. I could take him down and submit him. He has no idea what I’m going to bring, and that excites me. And I really could go either direction. I feel like if I wanted to, I could stand and knock him out. And I feel like if I wanted to, I could take him down and submit him. So I just feel like I have such a great opportunity no matter where this fight goes.

“It’s just a really exciting fight, and he’s a talented kid, so it’s going to look good. I’m going to look good doing it. Sometimes you fight sloppy guys and it doesn’t look as good. But this kid, he’s athletic, he’s good looking, he’s got a great body, and it’s going to be fun beating him up.”

Nov 18

Joe Rogan say Rousey doesn’t need to go up in weight

By Mike Cordero | Uncategorized

Ronda Rousey is the best women’s mixed martial arts fighter in her 135-pound division, if not in the whole world, today.

This has been achieved by Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino, who is also shining on her side of the division at 145 pounds. With Rousey defeating Bethe Correia in just a matter of seconds into the first round at UFC 190, the big buzz right now is if Rousey and Cyborg will finally meet eye to eye to make the epic fight happen.

In a recent interview, UFC analyst Joe Rogan discussed some points with co-hosts Bryan Callen, Brendan Schaub, and Eddie Bravo regarding the much-awaited MMA fight between Rousey and Correia. Rogan pointed out some interesting topics about the fight, including Cyborg’s past issue regarding steroid use violation.

Ronda Rousey“Let’s look at this rationally. Let’s say we know for sure, because we don’t know anything for sure, but let’s say for sure Ronda is not juicing. Let’s say we also know for sure that Cyborg might be on something. That she might be on something to make 145 [pounds]. Then, are you OK with it? Are you OK with it if they both fight at 145 and one person is naturally bigger and might be on something?,” Rogan explained.

Rogan also mentioned the possible double standard when dealing with steriod use issues and getting TRT for women as opposed to men getting reprimanded for the same thing.

“This is my question: Do you have a different opinion about this with women than you do with men?. Here’s a perfect example. Chris Weidman, a dominant champ just like Ronda, if he was going to fight Vitor Belfort and we knew that Vitor might be on TRT, I still wouldn’t have a problem with it. Idon’t think Weidman would have a problem with it, either. I think Weidman would be like, ‘I’m still going to f**k this guy up.’ That’s the point, it’s a different fight. Vitor off the s**t or on the s**t. That’s the question. If [Cyborg’s] capable of doing something that’s not natural to stay at 145 or get up higher than 145 into the 170’s, then how do you feel about the fight? Then it becomes a different fight. What if Ronda loses and then Cyborg tests positive?” Rogan said.

As for which division the two MMA fighters would hold their bout, Rogan says that he believes Cyborg is the one who should go down to 135 pounds, and not the other way around.

“This idea that Ronda has to move up? She doesn’t. Why does she have to do anything? She’s the champ. This is not a matter of [Cyborg] not being able to [make 135 pounds], it’s a matter of her not taking any of the steps to attempt to do it. If you really want to do it you hire Mike Dolce and you put up a video of you making that weight. ‘Hey I’m weighing in. 135. See, I can do it. Ronda, let’s do this bitch. I want my title.’,” the UFC analyst said.

George Lockhart is currently Cyborg’s new nutritionist and he is confident that Cyborg will be definitely be able to make the 135-pound weight by December.

Nov 16

Anderson Silva receives verdict on failed drug test

By Mike Cordero | Uncategorized

Even though MMA fighter Anderson Silva went to take the plunge and tainted his reputation by admitting that he took sexual enhancement drugs, which in turn caused him to test positive for steroids, the Nevada Athletic Commission still decided to go forward with the disciplinary action discussed.

During the NAC’s hearing last Thursday held in Las Vegas, the committee has decided to suspend Silva for one whole year and face a penalty of $380,000. This suspension is retroactive to his bout last January 31st though, so this means that Silva can fight again in February 2016. As for his $380,000 penalty fee, this amount cost Silva his whole winning bonus of $200,000 and 30% of his $600,000 show money from that event. Aside from this, his win over Diaz has been changed to no contest. These punishments were approved unanimously by the whole board. Before Silva can resume fighting, he needs to pass a clean drug test.

“I feel there’s some intention to here to use the product to come back from a devastating injury. There’s definitely knowledge of what’s going on here, and we’re just playing games. And that’s my frustration at all this soft testimony,” NAC commissioner Anthony Marnell said.

SilvaThere is a silver lining for Silva in his case though. Those who will fail the MMA drug tests come next month will face more serious consequences compared to previous violators. Unlike in previous cases, first-time offenders for anabolic steroids will now face a suspension of three full years, instead of one year.

Silva tested positive for several types of anabolic steroids. During the pre-fight drug test, which was done before his fight last January 9th, he tested positive for drostanolone metabolites and androstane. Silva also tested positive for another two types of substances when he was tested after the fight last January 31st- oxazepam and temazepam. Temazepam is known to be used for its anti-insomnia effects, while Oxazepam is used to alleviate anxiety. If these substances are not enough, Silva tested positive yet again for drostanolone metabolites.

Silva did not admit to consciously taking steroids when he was asked during the hearing, but he did admit to using non-prescription sexual enhancement drugs he got from a friend. The former middleweight champion claimed that this sexual enhancement drug came all the way from Thailand and is not available for purchase in the United States or even in Brazil. Silva claimed that this is the reason why he tested positive for the banned substances.

Silva further admitted that he intentionally did not include this particular information on his mixed martial arts pre-fight questionnaire because he didn’t want anybody to know that he was taking pills for sex enhancement. This particular drug is known to be closely associated with other sex enhancing drugs like Cialis or Viagra. The former champion, however, stated that he did take the medications for approximately three months before the fight and stopped by January 8th.

He also admitted that he didn’t know that the sex-enhancing drug contained steroids. “I had no idea the steroid was in there. I was taking it for the purpose of sexual enhancement,” he said.

With Silva’s victory overturned, his last UFC victory on record now goes all the way back from Oct. 13, 2012 against Stephan Bonnar.

Nov 13

Luis Santos misses target weight for Ben Askren fight; ONE Championship boss ‘disgusted’

By Mike Cordero | Uncategorized

It looks like it will be a rough road for mixed martial arts fighter, Luis Santos, in the next couple of years.

Luis Santos, who has a record of 61-9-1, didn’t make the target weight for his title rematch against current champion Ben Askren this coming ONE Championship 32. The title fight was cancelled because of this incident. However, Askren still asked Santos to do a second weigh-in this coming Friday at 1 p.m. local time in Singapore. Both fighters should be 190 pounds or less in order to make the non-title fight happen.

Victor Cui, ONE Championship’s CEO, is not particularly impressed with Santos because of this MMA incident. In fact, he even said that Santos’ career with ONE Championship isn’t looking too good due to this failed weigh-in.

“This is single-handedly one of the most unprofessional things I’ve ever seen from a fighter in the history of ONE Championship. He’s had months to prepare for this fight. Months. Basically, since the first fight, we said we’re going to do a rematch as soon as his eye heals. To come in that much overweight is really unprofessional. I can’t believe a professional fighter at this level, with this much at stake, would not make weight,” Cui said in a recent interview with MMAjunkie.

Ben AskrenDuring the weigh-ins, Santos missed the target weight by 2 pounds and came in at 172 pounds. It was reported that right after the weigh-ins, the fight was “still under negotiation”. But with Askren’s callout to change the catchweight and move it up to 190 pounds, it looks like the ball is now on “Sapo”’s team. The fight is scheduled to be the main card of ONE Championship 32, which can be watched as an online PPV in North America from Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.

Askren was first challenged by Santos last April at ONE Championship 26. The fight proceeded as scheduled, but the MMA champ accidentally poked Santos’ eye while trying to stay away from the takedowns. When Santos couldn’t continue anymore, the decision was to end the fight and ruled a no-contest.

Cui admitted that he really wanted this fight to happen. But with Santos missing the target weight, it looks like the fight may never happen because it looks like Santos has now a very bad reputation on Cui and the rest of the MMA promotion heads.

“I do want to make this fight happen down the road. But that said, he’s completely tainted himself. Our staff is all completely disgusted with his lack of professionalism,” Cui said.

Aside from this, Cui said that Santos didn’t even make any attempt to give an explanation why he missed the target weight.

“He’s not sick, he has no injuries – in fact, when he landed several days ago, I saw him eating, so I thought, ‘Good, he’s on weight,’” the CEO added.

Askren, on the other hand, has no issues with meeting the target weight.

“Ben’s put in the time for this fight. A fighter’s got two jobs: make weight and put on an entertaining fight. (Santos) didn’t do his job. Ben’s not known for holding back his opinion. Obviously he’s upset. If this was a prelim fight, or guys who have a record of 3-1, it would be one thing. But (Santos) has over 70 fights in his career, and this is the biggest fight of his life. To promote this event and fly him out to Singapore for an event televised to a world audience, it shows what an utter lack of professionalism he has (to miss weight),” Cui said.

Nov 11

Johny Hendricks claims judges had a lot of influence in his career

By Mike Cordero | Uncategorized

Johny Hendricks, a former UFC mixed martial arts welterweight champ, firmly believes that he won over Robbie Lawler and Georges St-Pierre when they went against each other at UFC 181 and UFC 167.

The ex-champ said that he is sure he out-struck St-Pierre and Lawler, beating the current champ by a margin of 2-1 by the end of the fourth round.

“You out-strike somebody, you pretty much win the fight, and something happens within the last 30 seconds of a fight, even if it doesn’t land, and you lose a fight? I don’t get it,” Hendricks said during an interview with the MMAjunkie. He was referring to Lawler’s last-minute strategy when they went against each other at UFC 181.

It wasn’t only Hendricks who thought he won the fight. Almost all major MMA websites, like MMAjunkie, all thought that Hendricks won the fight. They thought the title will go to him with winning three rounds to two, based on MMADecisions.com. Everybody thought the judges’ decision was a huge mistake.

Johny HendricksLawler, on the other hand, had a few people sided in his corner. Majority of the websites scored the fight on his corner, which was seen on MMADecisions.com, others disagreed, and the judges all scored against him.

The three judges didn’t always scored against Hendricks though. There was a time during UFC 171 when he went against Lawler for the title, which was vacated by St-Pierre, and it was a close fight even after his fifth-round rally.

This time around, the judges were able to make the right decision. Hendricks won by unanimous decision and finally received the welterweight title.

This picture really paints the big role of the judges in Hendricks’ career. Hendricks even said that he didn’t think the judges would play this massive role in his career.

He admitted that he can see this situation more clearly now that there’s one decision why he is left without a belt.

“I had no idea. I guess that’s being naive on my part, because if you beat me, I’m not going to sit there and say you didn’t; I can’t lie to myself like that. I’ve been beat a lot in my life, and whenever I get beat, I’m like, ‘You were better than me that day – how do I stop that from happening?’

“Now, you’re looking at, as a fighter, not only do you have to win the fight, you have to beat your opponent in judging as well. You’ve got to sit there and say, ‘What do they like to see? Whenever I rewatch those fights, it’s hard for me to even sit there and say, ‘What do they like?’ Because is it punches missing? Is that what I need to be doing? Is it not trying for a takedown? What would help me win these fights that I’ve lost? As of right now, I can’t figure it out,” he said.

Hendricks, who has a record of 17-3 MMA and 12-3 UFC, will be facing Tyron Woodley this coming Saturday at the UFC 192 PPV main card. The event will be held at Houston’s Toyota Center. His opponent, Woodley, has a record of 15-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC.

Nov 09

Amanda Nunes claims she deserves a title shot

By Mike Cordero | Uncategorized

The UFC women’s MMA bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has been gaining a lot of popularity to those women fighters who want to get a shot at the title she is currently holding. So far, Miesha Tate has been one of the most popular fighters getting lined up against Rousey. There are a lot more out there who has the potential to fight Rousey in the future, but there’s one distinct fight who wants it more than anything- Amanda Nunes.

Nunes did an excellent job in defeating mixed martial arts contender Sara McMann using submission last UFC Fight Night 73 held in Nashville, Tennessee. Like Rousey, Nunes was able to win over her opponent using properly-timed moves that finished the ex-Olympian in just the first round.

nunesDue to her impressive winning streak, Nunes thinks that she is getting closer to her goal to being given the chance to go up against Ronda Rousey for the bantamweight title. Nunes further admitted that if Rousey will not be on her next goal yet, then she has no problems going back to the octagon and beat her next opponent.

Here is what Nunes said in a recent interview.

“I’m close now, you know? I see she has a fight coming up. If I have to have one more fight, I will take it. Whatever happens, I am going to be ready. I keep getting better. I have pretty good striking. My background is jiu-jitsu and I’ve been training judo my whole life, too. But, I think it’s going to be a very good match. I had my background in judo and jiu-jitsu like Ronda. She is now better in striking, so it is going to be good.”

Nunes said that it would be better for her to show her interest on Rousey’s title by showing how good she fights instead of just talking trash to her opponent, like Bethe Correia. She also admitted that she is more than willing to beat down every MMA contender that comes in her way just to make to the championship.

“I think I deserve a title shot, or maybe someone close to it. I don’t need to talk. I’m going to step into the cage and do my thing. My next fights are going to be like this: I’m going to win more bonuses and knock people out. For sure, I’m going to have my title shot soon. I’ll take it. Cat, Alexis Davis. There are a lot of girls in the top five that I would take,” she added.