Marina Rodriguez gave a very interesting speech at the press conference after Fight Night 228 where she recorded another victory. Good fight Rodriguez, very interesting fight resulted in the best way for her. In the second round, she defeated Michelle Waterson-Gomez with a brutal knockout and thus opened the door to the fight for the belt.
Marina Rodriguez: I want to take the next scalp of the undefeated Tatiana Suarez
After her victory last Saturday at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Rodriguez seemed very confident and requested a fight with the previously undefeated Tatiana Suarez.
Certainly, everyone would like to see this match because it is about really top female fighters. Tatiana Suarez has already proven herself in the UFC with 7 consecutive victories (10-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC). This gives her the privilege of being able to choose her next opponent, although many are already saying that Tatiana already deserves that fight for the championship belt.
“I just feel I have some shots to shoot,” Rodriguez told MMA Junkie and other outlets through an interpreter at the UFC Fight Night 228 post-fight news conference. “Because I need to hit bullseye. I really need to get some fights that will actually position me to put me and reroute me towards the championship.
… She is undefeated. Stopped fighting for a while, comes back still undefeated. So I do feel like I deserve that fight and it should happen”. as quoted by MMAJunkie. Marina Rodriguez then added that she doesn't really choose her opponents, but she believes that with attractive fights she deserved to fight against one of the 3 best female fighters in the UFC.
It will be interesting to follow the fate of Marina Rodriguez, but we must certainly congratulate her on an excellent fight. “I am this athlete who is always going to push forward, always go for the finish, always want to be a champion,” Rodriguez said.
“Since the day I started here, to continue to go on, to continue to be aggressive and push forward to actually go out there and look for that title”.