Bec Rawlings: ‘ doI not have to worry about a stupid weight cut’
Bec Rawlings had been waiting for the UFC to add a women’s flyweight division for a while. This week she finally gets to take advantage of her wish.
Rawlings will meet fellow Australian fighter and UFC newcomer Jessica-Rose Clark in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 121 in front of their home-country fans.
“Last week, I felt awesome – I had so much energy,” Rawlings told MMAjunkie this week in Sydney. “I was like, ‘This doesn’t feel right. Something feels wrong.’ My coach was like, ‘Yeah, you’re in good shape, and you’re healthy.’ It’s an amazing feeling that I can just focus on open workouts, focus on the media and my fight, and not have to worry about a stupid weight cut.”
“The energy from the Australian crowd, it just feels like home,” Rawlings said. “It just gives you a different feeling and makes you want to work even harder out there.
” … It’s annoying getting last-minute changes, but her style is somewhat the same as Joanne. Joanne is somewhat technical, whereas Jess – she’s a tough Aussie. You look at all Aussie girl fighters – we’re tough, we’ve got heart. She’s skillful, and she’s tough, so it’s going to be a hard fight for me. But I’m confident I’m going to win.”