Although she didn’t mention any specific names, Michelle Waterson said that she was interested in a big fight after her first round submission win over Paige VanZant in the main event of this past weekend’s (Dec. 17, 2016) UFC on FOX 22 from Sacramento, California.
She may not have to mention any particular names, however, as a certain fighter has expressed interest in a possible bout with her.
No. 4-ranked former title challenger “Thug” Rose Namajunas recently took to her official Instagram account to say that not only are the fans interested in seeing her battle “The Karate Hottie”, but that she is intrigued by the fight as well:
First off I want to congratulate @karatehottiemma on a SPECTACULAR performance! You showed tremendous growth and hunger as a fighter/mother/wife/cool person since knowing you so hats off to you! Secondly I want to acknowledge the messages I’ve been getting from my fans that this is the next matchup y’all want to see! Me too! Make it happen @danawhite @ufc
Namajunas is coming off of a loss to Karolina Kowalkiewicz, who most recently challenged for the 115-pound strap, last July, but prior to that she had scored three consecutive victories over the likes of Angela Hill, VanZant and Tecia Torres.
Waterson, on the other hand, is now 2-0 inside of the Octagon with two submission victories.
Is this a scrap that interests you?