Hyatt, an Aussie MMA legend who squares off against heavy-handed strawweight Carla Esparza on Jan. 5 in the Invicta FC 4 main event, said she's seen MMA fighters in her homeland of Australia lose control of their bladders after suffering a knockout blow.
"I've seen some fighters peeing in their pants after getting knocked out," Hyatt said. "That's probably my biggest fear - peeing in my pants."
Hyatt, who shares the 'Rowdy' nickname with the ever-popular UFC star Ronda Rousey, has earned the admiration of the U.S. national media with quirky interviews like the one she conducted with MMA Junkie on Jan. 3.
It's fairly safe to say that Hyatt won't be drinking too much water before heading into battle with Esparza.
"I've seen some people in Australia that have been knocked out and woken up in a puddle, so yeah, that's probably what I'm scared of the most," Hyatt added.
As of 2013, there are no reported cases of MMA fighters or boxers in the United States losing control of their bladder following a knockout loss.
Flatulence and diarrhea are common among distance runners, but Hyatt's report may be the first known case of an MMA fighter coming out about the possibility of a cage fighter losing control of their bowels or bladder during a match.
Hyatt is excited for a tough fight against Esparza at Invicta FC 4.
"I see her coming out quite wild, trying to prove that she can stand with me," Hyatt said. "She's made a few comments that I'm a brawler and that my standup is impressive, and I think she might want to prove that she can hang with me, so I'm hoping she just comes out and we just get it on and put on a good fight for the crowd."