I’ve met old hippies on the beach of Indonesia that have heard of Star Wars, so I can only assume that you’re fully aware that Amanda Lucas is the daughter of the creator of the sci-fi series that gave birth to the term ‘midi-chlorians.’ Aside from her first professional MMA bout in 2008, she’s been undefeated in her endeavor into mixed martial arts and tonight she will take on Yumiko Hotta for the DEEP women’s open-weight championship at DEEP: ’57 Impact’ at the Tokyo Dome City Hall. Unfortunately if you don’t reside in Japan, then it’s impossible to watch the event live. However, according to an entry in Roxanne Modafferi’s blog, the unsolicited Star Wars antics have already begun.
Apparently, some guy who dresses up as Darth Vader for some commercial had previously asked if he could come and be filmed with her, like walk out or something? And she of course declined. The reporters asked her about that, and she said that she didn’t want that kind of distraction. She’s here to fight and focus on her fight. I translated that, and the reporter said, “Darth Vader isn’t a very liked character, is he?”
What am I supposed to say? DUH he’s the bad guy. So I said to Amanda, “So nobody likes Darth Vader, right?” and she said, “I’m fine to sign Star Wars stuff afterwards, but as long as he doesn’t get in the way.” I translated that and I everybody burst into laughter. Maybe it was my choice of words “Ja ma” which is a strong word literally means “get in somebody’s way and interfere.”
You’re probably laughing because dressing up as Darth Vader and asking Amanda Lucas if you could walk out with her is totally something you would do. I have a feeling that if the above-mentioned guy rocked out with a Lando Calrissian outfit, Amanda Lucas’ response would drastically be different. It works all the time, every time. [Source]