Ben Askren Didn’t Hesitate To Teach Sijara Eubanks A Lesson: “Grow Up, Be A Pro”
Sijara Eubanks was set to fight versus Peruvian superstar, Valentina “The Bullet” Shevchenko, at the main event of UFC 230. Unfortunately for Sijara, fans didn’t react well. Joe Rogan wasn’t friendly towards her too. UFC switched the plan. Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis will headline the event tomorrow evening.
Sijara Eubanks was later relocated to UFC 230 preliminary card. She is set to fight Roxanne Modafferi. “Sarj” didn’t hide her anger. Yet, she says she had no choice but to move on. (via BJPenn.com)
“It’s easy to sort of get caught up in moaning and be mad, but it’s not going to help at all because the train is moving,” Sijara Eubanks told MMAJunkie of this drama. “Life goes on. … I gave myself some time to be pissed about it, but not much. The day that they took the title shot away, I re-signed for Roxanne that night, like 1 o’clock in the morning. I went to bed, like, pissed off, but by the time I woke up the next morning, I had no choice but to move on. I had a whole new opponent, a whole new camp.”
But Sijara Eubanks made a critical error today. She is the only female fighter who missed weight at UFC 230 weigh-in! Sijara had 127.2 pounds, despite weight limit for Flyweight division non-title fight is 126 lbs. “Sarj” had extra 1.2 pounds! So even if she got a chance to face “Bullet”, she would be ineligible for a title match! Don’t forget, a title-shot limit is 125 lbs!
Since the legendary trade between UFC and ONE is completed, Ben Askren can’t stop calling his rivals in social networks. This time, he decided to “teach Sijara Eubanks a lesson” for missing the scale.
Crazy amount of immaturity. First acts immature about not getting main event at 3-2. Then doesn’t do her job and make weight. Time to grow up and be a pro. https://t.co/r59DQMg7gU
— Funky (@Benaskren) November 2, 2018
“Crazy amount of immaturity,” Askren said in his message to Sijara Eubanks. “First acts immature about not getting main event at 3-2. Then doesn’t do her job and make weight. Time to grow up and be a pro.”
Do you agree with Ben Askren? Do you think Sijara Eubanks could use “Dillon Danis ultimate strategy” to counter “Funky”?