Michelle Waterson Wants To Fight Carla Esparza Or Felice Herrig Next


Former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion Michelle Waterson hasn’t been seen in the Octagon since being defeated by Tecia Torres last month at UFC 218.

Waterson participated in a media scrum prior to UFC 219, where the competitor said that she would prefer to fight Carla Esparza or Felice Herrig next.

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“I’m really looking forward to watching the bout tonight between Carla (Esparza) and Cynthia (Calvillo at UFC 219),” she said. “I think either one of those girls would be a fun match for me. Also, I know Felice (Herrig) has been on a four-fight win streak. She and I kind of grew up in the sport together; I think that would be an entertaining fight. But at this point, I just want to get in the win column, so we’ll see who they give me.”

Esparza earned a decision win over Cynthia Calvillo at UFC 219, while Herrig last earned a win over Cortney Casey at UFC 218.

The former atomweight champion is happy fighting at strawweight, but won’t rule out a return to her old weight class if the UFC opens one up.

“I worry less about cutting weight and more about training, and I think that’s more important,” Waterson said. “I’d rather take that advantage. But never say never. If (the atomweight division) opens and it’s a good opportunity for me, then we’ll see where it takes me.”

Neither Esparza or Herrig have responded from the request made by Waterson.

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