Roxanne Modafferi, our favorite female fighter in the whole wide world (yes, even more favoriter than Ronda), is headed down to Vegas to try out for the upcoming co-ed edition of TUF:

At first, a fan-friend on Twitter linked me, saying “Are you getting ready for the TUF tryouts?” I thought he was joking. Then my arch rival and best female fighter friend Tara LaRosa Tweeted something about Joe Rogan’s reaction to females in TUF, and I thought, “Wait, what?!?”

Crazy! It’s awesome crazy! I’m so excited the UFC is making TUF with women! But should I actually go? Can I leave my job for six weeks? Probably not? Should I quit my job? No?! Leave Japan? What should I do? GAH!

I have to believe in myself. I have skill. I haven’t been doing well lately in my career. I want to get back on the winning streak. This is my big chance. I have to get vacation from work, fly all the way from Japan, but I’d hate myself if I didn’t try it.
I’m so excited. It’s all I can think about from the moment I wake up to the minute I go to sleep. My teammate Steve is going, too! GroundSlam gaikokujin-bu! My mom encouraged me to go to try outs.

I’ll do my best ! I’m not the most beautiful fighter ever…. I refuse to wear make up to the interview. I don’t wanna pose shirt-less. 🙁 I hope they still like me! 😀

They will! I know it! I’ll make them like me! I’ll charm their socks off! 😀 Should I wear my crocodile ones? XD hahaha

OMG Roxy on TUF would be pretty much the bestest thing ever. Our Roxy love has always stemmed from the fact that she bucks so many of the stereotypical conventions of female fighters – she’s one of us! And of course it helps that she can fold in half like a pocket knife and has some of the slickest submissions in the game. If TUF is looking for a unique fighter with the heart of a champion, they couldn’t do better than Roxanne Modafferi. Tryouts go down literally two days after the TUF 17 finale, where we get to find out who is gonna coach opposite Ronda Rousey. Let’s all cross our fingers, sacrifice a goat, and send positive prayers to Xenu that she makes it.


Not shark socks. Crocodile.