Julianna Pena has already won a past season of the UFC Ultimate Fighter and if it were up to her, the fighter would like to win another.
The “Venezuelan Vixen” wants to become the first ever UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion, even if it means competing on TUF 26.
“I was asking Dana [White] if I could get back in the house and have a crack at that belt finally,” Pena said on TUF Talk. “I fought at [125 pounds] a couple of times in my career so it’s not hard for me to make the weight. I walk naturally around 135 [pounds], a couple pounds heavier, so making 125 is not a problem for me. I think I would steamroll all the girls at 125 pounds but then again I’ve kind of got that big head thing going on.”
Pena competed as a bantamweight in the UFC and last competed at flyweight over four years ago. She was not present at this week's TUF 26 tryouts.
A trip to the TUF House would be in the cards if Pena returned to compete at TUF, but the fighter enjoyed her first time in the TUF House.
“I would love the opportunity to go back into “The Ultimate Fighter” house,” Pena said. “There’s never a moment where you get to eat the best food in the world, you can live in a mansion and not pay rent, you don’t have any of your bills, no drama from the outside and you really get to focus on yourself as a fighter for the first time without any outside focuses or any outside stimulation from the other people you have to deal with. It’s all about you, two times a day, eating the best food and getting the best training that you can possible get. So it was a great experience for me.”
UFC Ultimate Fighter 26 premiers this September on Fox Sports 1, while the finale will take place this December.