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Jessica Eye Excited About Her First UFC Flyweight Fight

January 13, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Jessica Eye

In an interview with MMA Junkie, Jessica Eye spoke about her excitement to compete in her first flyweight bout for UFC against Kalindra Faria at UFC Fight Night 124. Here are highlights:

On her hard road in UFC: “Since the moment I got into the UFC, it’s been kind of a (expletive) road for me. From my first fight until some of the other fights that have happened. I’m glad that I took the time off that I did and I’m glad that things kind of happened the way they did. Because I don’t think I would appreciate this moment as much as I have. Or realized that, maybe those other moments were making me to this point.”

On why she joined UFC if they didn’t have a flyweight division at the time: “I had no choice. Where else was I supposed to go? At that point, I was 27 years old. What was I supposed to do? Fight locally again and see what I could do?”

On fighting at her normal weight: “Have you ever run a mile before and you ran it normally, your normal weight – then put a 10-pound vest on and then run that mile? Then tell me how much slower you are. Tell me how much it changes the ability. Or how you have to be able to run that mile. You have to change the game plan and everything. It’s a little bit harder. I think that, now, I am allowed to be at my normal weight class. I’m able to change some things in my training. I just – I feel more like me. I feel like I’m in the right skin, if that makes sense.”

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