RIZIN Fighting Federation Destanie Yarbrough recently bumped into UFC president Dana White and decided to ask him to open a women’s heavyweight division.
The 26-year-old talked about the encounter in a public post on her Facebook page.
“Just met Dana White in Vegas!! He walked up to my car after I called for him and shook mine and my brother’s hands!! Asked him to open up a women’s heavyweight division! lol #UFC#TakeChances” Yarbrough wrote.
Yarbrough is currently the number-three ranked heavyweight fighter in the world. She made her MMA debut back in April 2016 when she defeated Crystal Parson in the very first round via TKO. She showed excellent stand-up skills, and is by far one of the most skilled heavyweights when it comes to the striking aspect of the sport. She faced off against the number one heavyweight fighter in the world Gabi Garcia last September, losing by way of a first round submission. She has since revealed she is keen for a rematch, and says next time she will let her hands loose more.
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