Roxy Modafferi has thrown her name into the mix as a possible participate on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), which will be the first to feature women. Below is an excerpt of her official statement to MMA Mania, that seems to indicate talent isn’t the only thing that UFC officials are looking for.
“I have a feeling more than skill will be looked at in eligible candidates for casting – other than talent, looks, appeal, personalities. I’m an unassuming, quirky librarian-looking grappler. I hope they like that. I’m going to be honest: I want my career back. Fighting in the UFC has been my dream since I debuted in my junior year of college, more than ten years ago. This could be my next big break to get into the UFC!”
After going 15-5, Modafferi dropped a Strikeforce championship shot to Sarah Kaufman in 2010. She would immediately cut to 125 pounds though she has lost all four of her fights since the move. Modafferi’s last fight was over a year ago.
Modafferi will be returning to bantamweight as she attempts to land a spot in TUF house. The show hasn’t started taping. When it does, champion Ronda Rousey will be one coach with the other being decided as Cat Zingano takes on Miesha Tate at TUF 17 Finale on April 13.