LFA champ Andrea Lee discusses why she didn’t try out for TUF 26, potential for UFC signing

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    “I didn’t think that it was in my best interest to go and try out a couple days after my fight and my back is also kind of injured,” Lee said. “We figured that it would just be better for me to wait and come into the UFC in a more conventional way.”

    On May 20, Lee defeated Liz Tracy by split decision at Invicta FC 23 in Kansas City. Three days later, the UFC held tryouts for TUF 26 in Las Vegas.

    For now, though, Lee is on the outside of the UFC looking in. The Texas native and Louisiana resident will defend her LFA title against Jamie Thorton at LFA 23 on Sept. 22 in Bossier City, La. The plan currently is to fight for Invicta again, too, before the year is up. Lee, 28, says she is unsure when the UFC signing will come.

    “I don’t know really,” Lee said. “Like I said, I am planning on fighting again with Invicta on one of their next events. If I haven’t been called to the UFC by then, then I’ll be fighting again for LFA to defend my title or maybe I’ll get another fight with Invicta, whatever one comes first. We’re playing it by ear.”

    “I took half of a diuretic, because I was feeling really bloated and I was stressing out and I didn’t think that I was gonna be able to like cut that little bit of weight,” Lee said. “I wasn’t really thinking about it being a drug. I wasn’t thinking about it being on the banned substance list or anything like that. Then, I wasn’t familiar with the whole USADA banned substance list. I took half of a pill to flush out the last little bit of water in my system and I got suspended.”

    After doing some research, Lee said she now gets that some diuretics are banned due to their ability to mask steroid use. Going down that road again is not a consideration, she said.

    “I don’t take them now,” Lee said. “And I’m not going to. I have a good diet now, so I’m doing good.”

    Lee said she’s “impressed” with the top five or six girls on The Ultimate Fighter 26, which began airing on FS1 last month. But she’s unsure of the others. Lee already has a win over Rachael Ostovich, one of the cast members, in Invicta. Even so, with another title defense coming up, and potential to make the UFC the old-fashioned way, Lee has no regrets.

    “I think we did the right thing,” she said.

    https://www.mmafighting.com/2017/9/...-try-out-for-tuf-26-potential-for-ufc-signing

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    Pure front runner. She's getting pitched a total soft ball for her next fight.
     
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    If she continues to Perform at Invicta & Legacy
    then she should be able to line up a UFC contract
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    >hammer and sickle bikini

    why isnt this symbol viewed the same way as a swastika?

    do people not realize how many people were murdered by the soviet gov and/or sent into gulags?

    protip: its way more than the nazis did
     
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