Jessica Eye Wants UFC Women’s Flyweight Title, But No TUF 26


Jessica Eye has only earned a single victory in her UFC tenure, but hopes to pick up a second one against Aspen Ladd at the UFC Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale.

After the TUF 25 Finale, the fighter wants to become the UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion and do so without appearing on TUF 26.

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“I will not be doing any type of ‘TUF,'” Eye said to MMA Junkie Radio. “I’m 30 years old. What am I going to do with a bunch of 20-year-olds in a house? I’d end up killing somebody. It’s just not my thing. Reality TV is what it is, but being in a house for six weeks, away from my home and my dog and my stuff, it’s just not something I want to do. I don’t feel like I need the coaching, like some of those young girls do. And to figure out what camp they’re going to go to, or maybe some of them are (from) some of these small-time camps and stuff. It’s just not my style. It’s totally built for younger fighters, I feel like.”

Eye currently holds a 1-5-0-1NC record under the UFC banner and is looking for her first win in almost three years.

If the UFC wants Eye to appear on TUF 26, then they would have to offer her a big sum of money.

Money talks, doesn’t it?” Eye said. “They know, as much as I might be on this hard losing streak. Nothing denies my talent, my abilities, how good I did do at 125. I don’t lose at 125. There’s no question in my mind ever, and that’s where you’ll find finishing, that’s where they’re going to find the Jessica that can finish. If they really want me to do it, I’m sure they’ll make it enticing enough for me.”

UFC Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale takes place on Friday, July 7 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Michael Johnson and Justin Gaethje headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox Sports 1.

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