How Did Lauren Murphy Become a UFC Fighter?

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    “If I ever write a book it will be about me just sort of bumbling my way into a professional fighting career”

    When Murphy started her training over ten years ago, she lived in Alaska and was only looking for a way to stay busy during the blistering cold. . . her biggest dream was that she might one day enter a local jiu-jitsu tournament. . . . [She won] . . . Murphy had another wild idea. Maybe she could participate in an MMA fight and have something . . . to tell her grandkids about someday. . . . Soon after the experience, she wondered if maybe she could win another fight. . . . The champion of that local MMA promotion, Alaska Fighting Championships, called out Murphy for a fight after just her second professional win. Murphy said she agreed to it, but only to save face. . . . Murphy won that fight, too, and she went on to win more fights, still never really dreaming of becoming a UFC fighter.

    “I never dreamed about going to the UFC or anything,” Murphy said. “Women weren’t even allowed in the UFC back then.”





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    I thought her name was Barb... :)
     
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    I really like her fighting style and will be rooting for her.
     
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    Becoming a UFC participant in women's division just requires filling application on website.
     
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    never give up Barb, you can do it
     
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    i thought the answer was tuf 26
     
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    WMMA... where you can be doing cardio kickboxing early in the year and then be on a UFC main card by summer time.
     
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    She beat D'Alelio who had just beaten Amanda Nunes, then won the vacant Invicta 135 belt against Miriam Nakamoto, albeit by injury. With an 8-0 pro record it probably seemed like a logical signing back in 2014.
     
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