An emotional Waterson was given advice by friend and teammate Holly Holm after the bout,with that moment captured on video by Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie:
A defeated Waterson did reveal the advice Holm gave to her after the bout (via Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie):
“She just said she knew it wasn’t the outcome I wanted but it was – she just said it was a lot closer than what I probably feel like it is in my heart. And that I’m still improving and that it’s still another step forward.”
Waterson has still won three of her last four under the UFC banner, with those wins coming over Cortney Casey, Felice Herrig and Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Waterson has suffered three losses while competing in the UFC, but two of them have come to former UFC Women’s Strawweight Champions.