After years of polishing her game, sometimes losing to the best along the way, but sticking to it until she eventually became an Invicta FC champ, Tonya Evinger has finally made it to the UFC. Few deserve it more.
Because sure, she’s a skilled and capable fighter, and her eagerness to fight the fearsome Cris Cyborg when not many others are willing make her valuable (I’m looking at you, Germaine de Randamie), her true worth to the organization – and the sport – comes from her personality.
In case you don’t know, Evinger is a freakin’ hilarious.
Take the Embedded episode below. Evinger poses for a pic with an ardent Conor McGregor fan, who shows her the McGregor tattoo on his thigh. Her response: “I want to be on your balls.”
We need this woman in the Octagon. We need her.