Lauren Murphy competed on the UFC Ultimate Fighter 26, losing in the opening round of the reality show to Nicco Montano.
Former UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez was her coach on the reality show and Murphy wasn’t too fond of her coach.
“Eddie met me super recently,” Murphy said on the reality show. “He doesn’t know anything about me. I’m doing my best here and if I need two hours to process the fact that I just blew my shot at the UFC title, like give me two f-cking hours by myself to cry it out and f-cking think about it and miss my husband and miss my kid and figure out how I’m gonna explain to them that I f-cking blew it without somebody like correcting my boxing technique. For two f-cking hours. I don’t think that’s asking so much, I don’t think that’s an unreasonable request the day after I just fought my f-cking ass off in the cage. So don’t f-cking get on my ass or send out a bunch of bad energy because I didn’t go out to the gym this f-cking morning when you wanted me to. Like, I should be there immediately. I felt like I got hit by a f-cking bus this morning. F-ck.”
Murphy was the only woman to have UFC experience that competed on the show, holding a 1-3-0 record in the promotion.
The UFC veteran also feels she got the short end of the stick by being on Alvarez’s team instead of Justin Gaethje’s team.
“I was definitely really resentful about it and I was really very envious of the girls on Team Gaethje, because they were allowed to have rest days whenever they wanted, they were having a lot of fun on their team,” Murphy said to MMA Fighting. “It seemed that their coaches really treated them with a lot of respect and I felt like I was getting the shitty end of that deal, having Eddie as a coach.”
UFC Ultimate Fighter 26 airs every Wednesday Night on Fox Sports 1, the final takes place on December 1.