‘Evil’ has got her eyes on pro wrestling after calling it quits in MMA.
Hanging Up The Gloves
Former UFC title challenger Jessica Eye last fought against Maycee Barber at UFC 276. Eye would ultimately lose a unanimous decision and would retire from MMA after the result. She’d hang up the gloves in the center of the Octagon, just like ‘Cowboy’ did later in the night.
“I’ve got to do it the way I wanted to,” Eye told Middle Easy and other reporters post-fight. “Yeah, I’m sad. Yeah, it’s going to be hard. It’s going to have its days. But I’m excited for what I can do next. I’m excited for all the other opportunities. I know that Jessica ‘Evil’ Eye doesn’t end in the UFC octagon. Jessica ‘Evil’ Eye finds her way in other directions. I’m ready to embrace that.”
“I’m a true fighter through and through,” Eye added. “I’ve never finished fights the way others did, but I was a hillbilly girl from Cleveland, Ohio, who was never going to make it this far. Here I am, retiring in the UFC. I’m proud of myself. People who come from where I come from, people don’t make it this far. Self-belief is better than social disapproval. You go get it. You fight. You fight, no matter what it is.”
Eye Wants To Be ‘The Female Undertaker’
Along with embracing her UFC end, Eye would also embrace a potential future in the wrestling ring.
“I’ve always wanted to dabble in pro wrestling. I want to be the female Undertaker. I want to ride a motorcycle down to the octagon and DDT somebody. I’d love to do that. AEW, WWE, let’s go. Jessica ‘Evil’ Eye is ready.
“Jessica ‘Evil’ Eye does not end here. She’s just starting a new journey.”
Jessica Eye may soon join other MMA fighters in the wrestling ring, such as Ronda Rousey, Paige VanZant, Valerie Loureda and more.