Jessica Eye to Sijara Eubanks: ‘Learn to be a professional’

Jessica Eye has a message for Sijara Eubanks.

Tonight, at UFC 230 in New York, Sijara Eubanks takes on Roxanne Modafferi on the FS1 Prelim card.

Yesterday, Eubanks hit the scales and weighed in at 127.2 pounds— 1.2 pounds over the flyweight.

Fellow top ten ranked flyweight Jessica Eye, Eubanks’ original opponent, took to Twitter to react to Sarj’s weight miss.

In a series of two video Tweets “Evil” Eye says;

All that mean-mugging really don’t mean nothing when you can’t make weight. I mean, come on Sarj. You couldn’t put your foot in your mouth any more than you ever have and you did today. Learn to be a professional. You’ll get the fights that you want and you feel you deserve when you make weight…Just like the rest of us.”

”Nobody said making weigh was easy, right? But we all know about the fights well ahead of time. We can talk to the UFC if it’s a short notice fight about an agreed-upon weight. But, just as you would treat yourself like a fight camp, and you have scheduled training days and you have a regimen that hopefully is going to keep you st peak performance on fight day— why wouldn’t you treat nutrition the same way? It’s up to us as an athlete to make sure our body stays fueling properly.  We get that choice.”

And were the one making the food choices. And if you’re having a hard time making those food choices, we have so many people out there available to us, to help us with nutrition. So missing weight is a matter of ignorance and just no wring, in my opinion.”

Do you agree with Eye’s comments? Would you like to see this fight in the future?

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