Michelle Waterson: I want to fight for the belt in 2013
Invicta FC atomweight fighter Michelle Waterson discussed her debut, title aspirations and Ronda Rousey
I love Invicta FC! They have brought so much attention to female fighting and put us on a platform or professionalism and hold us accountable as female athletes. If we want to show the world we are serious about MMA, we have to put in the work! They allow us to do so.
I want to fight for the belt!
Although it is not my style to be as outspoken as her, she defiantly got the job done and thatís what we needed! So thumbs up to her for that!
I thought she lost her last fight and didn't look good at all. Penne would sub her quick. In wmma terms I guess you could call that a fight. Since championship fights rarely last 2 minutes now.
She landed far more strikes than her opponent and had more submission attempts and time in top control. Although, she did back up a lot... let me guess, you think Condit lost to Diaz, right?
Penne has fought better opponents than Waterson, and has a better record.. but to be honest with you, I haven't been blown away with her performances. Her submissions come from her insane flexibility, and Waterson is just as flexible and gets out of tight spots. Penne is not going to outstrike Waterson or over power her with size like she did with poor little Sugiyama. I think it would be a closer fight than you suspect.
That said, I could see Invicta wanting Waterson to prove herself with another fight. What do you do with Penne though? I'm sure she doesn't want to sit around for half a year.