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Michael Chiesa Comments on Julianna Pena’s Recent Arrest

January 4, 2016 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

UFC lightweight fighters spoke to reporters in a media scrum (via MMAjunkie) at UFC 195, and he commented on the recent arrest of The Ultimate Fighter winner Julianna Pena. Pena is Chiesa’s friend and training partner. Below are some highlights from the scrum.

Chiesa on what’s happening with Pena: “Julie’s a good person. People make mistakes. She’s 26 years old, and it doesn’t define her as a person. This one thing, people are still forgetting she’s the No. 6 bantamweight female in the world. She’s a phenomenal fighter, and people are going to screw up at one point. Sometimes, it’s unfortunate when people screw up that it makes headlines.”

Chiesa on the incident: “If I was there, it never would have happened. I would have been like, ‘Ah, we’re out of here.’”

Chiesa on Pena becoming a better person: “She’ll become a better person for it. Peaks and valleys. You’ve got to hit your lows to hit your highs. I think she’ll be alright.”