Sometimes, a fight starts hours or even days before the opening bell. For instance, you may exchange words, nearly kill Dave Sholler, and threaten to end your opponent’s life. But sometimes, just once in a while, usually in a magical place like Dublin, Ireland, your fight is a mere prelude to a completely separate fight that follows. That second fight is the real one. And that sanctioned nonsense you just participated in? That was just the fight before the fight, as they say on the Jersey Shore.
Such was the case for atomweight Noelia “The Nurse” Molina at CWFC 70 last weekend. She fought an undefeated Catherine Costigan and lost via armbar. But Molina didn’t tap. Oh no, the ref had to stop the fight for her.
Once that silly formality was over, the real show started. After circling the cage like a drunk pilot waiting for clearance to land, the little air traffic controller inside Molina’s head diverted her to Pain Town. She broke off from her entourage and streamed into the crowd, presumably to drop bombs on a disagreeable fan.
It is hard to tell exactly what happened in the video, but this much is clear: If I wake up in a nursing home some day and Noelia is preparing my catheter, I’m going to behave like a perfect gentleman.