According to a Jan. 1 report from MMA Weekly, Invicta FC 4's Veronica Rothenhausler is feeling dangerous and out to hurt someone.
Rothenhausler faces the toughest test of her career in knockout artist Katalina Malungahu on Jan. 5 at Invicta FC 4.
“My striking is better than hers, and I feel I’m the strongest, fastest and most powerful that I’ve ever been," Rothenhausler said. "I’m feeling dangerous and I’m out to hurt somebody, and if she’s the one to step in the cage with me, she’s the one who is going to end up getting hurt.”
Rothenhausler heard that Malungahu predicted a first-round knockout in their Invicta FC 4 tilt, and that claim lit a fire under her.
“I feel very confident and pumped to face her. I was reading an interview where she was predicting a first-round knockout, and I think she’s absolutely right; she didn’t specify who that’d be, but I promise you that I’ll be walking out of the cage with my hand up,” said Rothenhausler.
Rothenhausler, 23, is one of the fastest-rising featherweights in the world, and she came away with her hand raised in three straight appearances.
“I’m not looking past Invicta. Right now, this is where women are at; this is center stage for us,” she said. “My goal would be just to give it my all, and as long as I give it my best, that’s all I really care about.
“I’m very excited to see where it’s going to take me. I’ve been working very hard and my passion for this sport along with my talent is going to take me places. It’s going to be awesome.”
Invicta FC 4 takes place on Jan. 5 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan.