Interview with Miranda Maverick

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
experienced fighter?
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
soon enough.

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
rust?
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.

A message for your fans.
Thank you for all of your support! Remember to never waste an ounce of potential and to find a
passion in something, anything. #alwaysforward Follow me on social media!

 

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