UFC Vegas 57: Vanessa Demopoulos Feels Ex-Atomweight Jinh Yu Frey Is “Stepping into My Territory”

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In her sophomore outing successful the octagon, Vanessa Demopoulos reintroduced herself to the UFC faithful successful a immense way.

Demopoulos (7-4), who joined the large amusement up a value people connected abbreviated announcement past year, returned to strawweight astatine UFC 270 successful January. There, she submitted Silvana Gomez Juarez with an arm-bar, past gave a boisterous post-fight interrogation to Joe Rogan that was punctuated by her jumping into his arms.

Cue the memes, and plentifulness of them. Fight fans abruptly began pursuing the ex-stripper/author/fighter successful droves, with her upbeat property resonating.

“That was specified an astonishing moment, to beryllium capable to spell retired determination and marque the content that we made,” Demopoulos told Cageside Press recently, up of her instrumentality to enactment astatine UFC Vegas 57 connected June 25. “Especially, similar you said, that wasn’t my debut successful the UFC. Because everyone’s ever got their eyes connected you successful your debut.”

Demopoulos (7-4), a erstwhile LFA champ, recognizes the enormity of the moment. “That infinitesimal was beingness changing for maine successful truthful galore ways, and I didn’t adjacent spot it coming. I had nary thought that that was what was astir to unfold. In the moment, I was conscionable being me— the standardized brainsick “Little Monster” excited idiosyncratic that I ever am. And the satellite fell successful emotion with that, and I fell successful emotion with the satellite astatine the aforesaid time.”

“There person been truthful galore things that person happened and transpired since that fight,” she continued, “and to beryllium capable to conscionable unrecorded successful the moment, to beryllium precise present— due to the fact that those are the things that I ever wanted and hoped for and wished for. So present that they’ve started to unfold, it’s been thing but a imagination travel true. I couldn’t beryllium much grateful and blessed to beryllium capable to beryllium that for everybody.”

As for the memes? Demopoulos has been enjoying them arsenic overmuch arsenic the remainder of us.

“I deliberation it’s truthful cool, I get to laughter of these things. I’ve seen specified comic ones, similar Conor McGregor lasting successful beforehand of his TV, and they’re similar ‘Joe Rogan’s woman making her UFC debut, 2022,'” Demopoulos said with a laugh. “It was ace awesome, I couldn’t adjacent explicit to you however dope it is to beryllium capable to look astatine that, laughter astatine that, and conscionable person amusive with it.”

Next up for Demopoulos is erstwhile Invicta FC atomweight champ Jinh Yu Frey, a combatant “Lil Monster” has plentifulness of respect for.

“Jinh Yu Frey is someone, she has a batch of combat IQ. She is smart, she’s highly smart— what are her masters degrees in, similar neurology oregon something? Man, she is smart-smart. She’s besides precise skilled, she’s precise strong,” Demopoulos stated.

“I’ve seen her, she likes to onslaught with the grapplers, and she grapples with the strikers. So she is well-rounded. Even Sam Hughes talked astir however bully of a wrestler Jinh Yu is,” she continued. “I cognize that she’s moving connected her crippled accordingly, I cognize she’s much of a stand-up combatant successful general. But I’m truly excited to the champion versus champion [angle]. She was the champion of the 105 part for Invicta, I was the champion of the 115 part for LFA. But she’s stepping into my territory. This is my ground, I’m the 115’er. So we’re going to spot however everything unfolds.”

Watch our afloat interrogation with UFC Vegas 57’s Vanessa Demopoulos above. The lawsuit takes spot connected Saturday, June 25, 2022 astatine the Apex successful Las Vegas.