Later this afternoon I have a meeting with the International MMA Fighter Nickname Committee (IMFNC) and the itinerary for this week is changing Marina Shafir’s monicker of ‘The Supernova from Moldova’ which is solely due to a complaint we received from Neil deGrasse Tyson calling Shafir’s nickname simply ‘bad science.’ A supernova is a celestial explosion that emits more light than the sun will give in its entire lifetime. A supernova can happen by either a star collapsing, or by a sudden nuclear reaction in a star that was once perceived dead. In both scenarios, these events can only happen to dead or decaying masses of stars that were once vibrant.
Marina, you’re twenty-five, undefeated, and you’re buds/training partners with one of the greatest female fighters to ever live — it’s a little too early to call yourself a dying star.
Although the IMFNC meets up later today to find a new nickname for Marina Shafir, you should probably watch her Tuff-N-Uff fight from last weekend in which she finished another opponent in less than a minute.