Media day was in full swing today for UFC 208, and “The Karate Hottie” herself, Michelle Waterson, was on hand with her own media scrum. She touched on a number of topics, but the one at the forefront of fight fans’ minds is – Who’s next?
“I’m thinking either Rose[Namajunas] or Karolina[Kowalkiewicz]. Karolina just fought, and the fight between her and Rose was a split decision. So both of those ladies I think would be a great jumping off point for me.”
The name of #1 ranked strawweight Claudia Gadelha was thrown out but quickly shot down:
“Claudia, she’s actually been cross-training at our gym. To me she’s not competition right now, she’s a teammate and we’re using each other to get better.”
Following her dominant win over Paige VanZant this past December, Waterson was called out by Rose, and more recently she was called out by Felice Herrig following her win over Alexa Grasso last weekend.
Rose is a top 5 contender, however, and anything below that wouldn’t make much sense for Waterson. Namajunas hasn’t fought since July so this seems like the perfect matchup.
No word on what the UFC has in store for Michelle but as soon as a fight announcement breaks we will have it for you here.