Talita Nogueira In Talks With The UFC
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.11.2014
In an interview with MMA Fighting, undefeated fighter Talita Nogueira (6-0) said she is in talks with the UFC. Here are highlights:
On her UFC talks: "My manager is talking to Sean Shelby and the UFC, that's why I'm staying in shape and training hard already. I always competed at 163 pounds in jiu-jitsu, so I cut down to 145 to fight MMA. But the UFC only has the 135 weight class, so I have to go down to 135. I'm staying at 151 now so it's going to be easy to cut to 135."
On the lack of top female jiu-jitsu fighters in the UFC: "There's not even one top jiu-jitsu girl in the UFC today. You have girls with good jiu-jitsu, even some black belts, but none of them were world champion in the black belt. I think I can surprise a lot of people in the UFC. I always said, since day one, that a good jiu-jitsu girl, with a good strategy, beats Ronda Rousey. She has a lot of flaws in her jiu-jitsu. Maybe I defeat her with an armbar. Who knows?"
On Rousey saying she can beat any jiu-jitsu black belt: "We know it's all marketing, she wants headlines, but she was disrespectful with the jiu-jitsu girls. She already lost in judo, now she says she can beat any jiu-jitsu black belt? I don't even think she beats a top purple belt like Ana Carolina Vieira. She can fight anyone anytime, Metamoris would pay her anything she wants, but she will never do it because she would lose."