According to a March 18 report from MMA Boom, Aussie MMA legend Bec Hyatt is hoping for the opportunity to compete on the UFC's upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, where female fighters will be welcomed into the octagon for the first time in show history.
"I would be retarded to turn down the opportunity," Hyatt said of the situation.
Hyatt would welcome the opportunity to fight for the UFC, but she also wants fans to know that she holds no ill will towards Invicta FC. She loves her current Invicta FC home, but fighting for the UFC would be a natural growth into a bigger pond.
"What isn't mentioned is the fact that I'm very happy as an Invicta Fighting Championships athlete and see it as my home for a long, long time!! Make sure to tune in to IFC 5 on April 5th for a throw down of epic proportions," Hyatt said.
The Australian-born strawweight fighter is currently cutting down to 115-pounds for her upcoming bout against Jasminka Cive, but she walks around in the 135-pound range.
"This is some exciting news for the growth of WMMA," Hyatt said of the upcoming season of TUF. "It's even more interesting though that they'll be doing a joint season with males & females. Things could get messy. Being the smart business man that he is, I'm guessing that [Dana White] realized that males and females plus free alcohol in the same house equals big ratings," Hyatt laughed. "Oh and by the way. I jumped on the scales today three weeks from my next Invicta Fighting Championships scrap on Apr. 5. Funnily enough, I'm currently 135 pounds."
While Hyatt welcomes the opportunity to compete at bantamweight, she explained that she's in no rush to challenge UFC champ Ronda Rousey.
"@EricHolden @danawhite @RondaRousey I'm so far below her that any talk of a fight because of our nicknames puts me to sleep LOL :)," Hyatt tweeted, in reference to a potential bout against Rousey.
Rousey and Hyatt both have the "Rowdy" nickname, but the Aussie doesn't see that as any reason to fight her in the cage.