I think I came up in fighting in a really technical way. If you've ever seen my fights, you know I love distance, I love technique.
People want to put you in the box, and you just have to fight past their preconceived notions.
Fighting's given me confidence but it's also broken me down and kept me humble.
Fight night is all about believing in yourself, believing in what you can do, and doing it.
When you fight someone, you share the experience with that one person, and you’re never going to have that experience with someone else-even in another fight.
Since I've started fighting it has taught me a lot about self respect, self confidence and self control.
A lot of people enjoyed the film 'Haywire' and a lot of people have mixed feelings on it but regardless, a lot of people have said really wonderful things about it being my first experience, that the fighting they absolutely enjoyed. So I think I've gotten a lot more fans, actually.
Fighting is very physical and extreme and you're very vulnerable. It's a very mental type of thing.
Fighting is my career, it's what I love to do, but I am taking offers and trying to expand because the more I expand myself, the more valuable I become to promoters.
I don't get paid what people think I get paid for fighting.
My first fight. I fought a girl that was a little bit heavier, a little bit more experienced and I was petrified because I didn't know what I was getting myself into. And I did really well against her and nobody believed it was my first fight.
I find that whoever you are as a person is how you're gonna fight, and every basic instinct kind of comes out at that moment.
Of course, fighting is not going to be as graceful as movie fighting. I don't like it to be ugly and I don't like it to be one big brawl or people clobbering each other.
I know I'm always rooting for the underdog in a fight, and I love to be constantly surprised.
There are certain things that I always dreamed of, like fighting in the UFC. There's just certain things that I feel like haven't been accomplished there. There's such great women coming up in the sport; seems like a wonderful time to be in women's MMA.
I like fighting because it's honest.
I've had cameras on me since I started the art of fighting and I think that I'm used to having cameras on me in adrenaline-type situations.
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