Waterson On UFC Title Shot – ‘Why not me?’

After a 2-2 begin to her Final Combating Championship (UFC) profession, Michelle Waterson has discovered a option to achieve some momentum by profitable her final three fights in opposition to formidable foes resembling Felice Herrig, Cortney Casey and most not too long ago defeating Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC on ESPN 2 final evening (March 30, 2019).

After her win, “Karate Hottie” known as for a shot on the ladies’s Strawweight title, one thing she says she is greater than prepared for.

“I price like if I didn’t really feel snug calling out for the gold, then I shouldn’t be asking for it. In the event that they, if that what’s subsequent then I will likely be prepared for it,” she informed ESPN. “I’m assured in myself, my abilities and skill. On the finish of the day we’re all simply human and all of us bleed the identical blood. We breathe the identical air, so, why not me?”

Presently ranked at No. 9 on this planet, Waterson can count on an enormous bump on the official rankings following her win over the previous title contender. Whether or not or not it’s adequate to leapfrog the opposite contenders, is one other query.

Certainly, with Tatiana Suarez and Nina Ansaroff set to tango on the upcoming at UFC 238 occasion in June, the winner of that matchup may actually make her case for a shot on the strap, which will likely be defended by division queen, Rose Namajunas, in opposition to Jessica Andrade at UFC 237 on Could 11.

To keep away from additional debate, why not pit Waterson in opposition to the winner of Suarez vs Ansaraoff for the fitting to combat for the belt?

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