Miranda Maverick: The flyweight division is where I will stay for a while.
Miranda Maverick will be making her return to MMA after a break of almost a year. The super-
prospect, is 3-0 which includes win over Kal Schwartz. The Springfield fight club product will be
taking on 5-0, Brogan Sanchez on Invicta FC 30. Ahead of her fight, Maverick took time off to
answer a few questions about her future, move to flyweight, thoughts on opponent and more.
You will be facing Brogan Walker Sanchez in upcoming bout. She’s 5-0. What are your
thoughts on her as an opponent? Do you feel any pressure because of facing a more
All of her wins are via decision. I plan on finishing my fights and her muay thai background does
not worry me. I think I can beat her at her own game. I don’t pay attention to records. I’ll be 5-0
You moved up to flyweight in your short notice last fight. Is flyweight your new home weight
class? What is the difference you feel in fighting at flyweight and straw-weight?
The flyweight division is where I will stay for a while. I feel stronger and better at that weight.
The only reason I wanted to be a strawweight initially was because the UFC didn’t have a
flyweight division. And now they do!!!
The UFC recently created a flyweight division. What are your thoughts on it? Do you see
yourself fighting soon in the division?
I’m excited about it! I want to be the youngest UFC champion and it will be flyweight.
You are returning after a healthy break of 12 months. Why this long gap? Do you feel any ring
I had an injury that I needed to recover from. But in that year, I have improved 10-fold.
Women in the MMA world have time and again come out and said that looks play a role in
their career. Do you think that is true? Have you ever experienced any such problem?
I do think that is true. I think am fairly promotable and I have a rare background that helps me.
By when do you see yourself in the UFC?
One year I hope!
Do you have any other hobbies apart from fighting?
Drawing, writing, and anything outdoors.
You are a student. What are you studying? Do you plan on to continue education while
training as an MMA fighter? DO you see yourself taking a break from either education or
MMA in near future?
I am seeking my PhD in Industrial Psychology at Old Dominion University. I will train
simultaneously. And hopefully my MMA career will be far enough along by the time I get my
doctorate that I will put my full focus on fighting.
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