Bec Breaks Her Silence On UFC Release: “One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure”

Bec Rawlings was only able to compete in her preferred women’s flyweight division for the final two match ups of her UFC career. With that in mind, Rawlings has come forward with her thoughts on being let go by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Bec Rawlings recently signed with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. The mixed martial arts phenom put on a dominant performance under the promotion on Saturday, earning a second round TKO victory over professional boxer Alma Garcia.

Speaking to MMA Junkie, Rawlings revealed that making the drastic weight cut down to strawweight for most of her UFC career caused her to gain a thyroid condition.

“I was cutting dramatic weight to get down to 115 (pounds), and it just wrecked my performances. I’m only just now being able to put on the weight and get healthy. I gave myself a thyroid disorder trying to get down to strawweight. Now I’m feeling fit, I’m feeling strong, and I’m feeling fast. So they kind of let me go a little prematurely, I think. But one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

Rather, Rawlings went on to co-headline Bare Knuckle FC’s inaugural event, the first state sanctioned bare-knuckle event within the United States since 1889. Having put on a dominant and entertaining performance for the Cheyenne, Wyo. crowd, it would appear that Rawlings has now found a new place with one of combat sport’s most intriguing promotions.

Speaking on the recent fight, Rawlings added “She was reluctant to throw (her hands), and I saw her kind of wince. “Especially when I hit her and cut her, I saw her grab her face, and that’s when I jumped on her. But I knew she was hitting my guard really hard, and I know what it feels like to hit someone’s guard hard. I know that (expletive) hurts, so I knew it hurt her.”

“But this was amazing. The feeling of being out there tonight, I’m definitely going to fight bare-knuckle again.”

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