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Katlyn Chookagian Is Willing to Face Anyone for Her Next Fight

January 23, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Katlyn Chookagian

UFC fighter Katlyn Chookagian recently spoke to reporters in a media scrum at UFC on ESPN+ 1 (via MMAjunkie), and she discussed her recent loss to Jessica Eye. Below are some highlights.

Chookagian on her fight with Jessica Eye: “Warming up, I felt (expletive) awesome. I had a great warmup, I wasn’t tired in the fight, I was kind of talking to myself in the middle of the fight like, ‘All right, you’ve got to pick it up.’ A couple of things just weren’t clicking and I never had that before any of my fights.”

Katlyn Chookagian on Eye receiving a title shot: “They were saying our fight was a contender fight, so I think she deserves it.”

Katlyn Chookagian on what she took away from the loss: “It was a little bit more frustrating, because I’m like ‘I know I’m better than her, I just didn’t have a good night.’ I lost a split decision on my worst night, for a contender fight. So, it’s frustrating, but at least I know that’s exactly where I’m supposed to be.”

Chookagian on what’s next for her: “I’ll take any fight. I don’t really care who I fight. It doesn’t matter. The whole division, especially for the women’s flyweight, the rankings are all over the place. I think I’m still at No. 3, but I’ll fight whomever, even if it’s debut or anything. I just want to get in there again.”

Chookagian on wanting to fight in Pennsylvania: “I grew up in Pennsylvania, about 30 minutes outside of there. My whole family lives there, my dad owns a bar there, I went to high school there, all my friends are from there, so I’d really like to be on that card. But, if not, as soon as possible.”

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