Invicta FC strawweight champ Carla "Cookie Monster" Esparza said on March 16 in an exclusive online chat with Long Island MMA Examiner Eric Holden that she narrowly escaped death, as she left an area that was stuck by a taxi van just moments after she had walked away.
Esparza's tale is proof that anyone can be in the wrong place at the wrong time, so we should all appreciate every moment we have on this Earth.
"OMFG the spot I JUST walked away from was hit by a taxi van!! Literally a couple of minutes!! Pheuff," Esparza said of the situation via Twitter.
The MMA community is glad to see that Esparza escaped tragedy and lived to tell the tale, as she's one of the most genuine people in the sport. No word yet on the fate of the passengers in the taxi van that crashed, but Esparza is alive and well.
Hopefully no one else was injured in the crash.
Esparza, a 25-year-old who is riding a four-fight win streak, will likely defend her strawweight belt at Invicta FC 6 in July. However, the promotion has not yet confirmed that she'll be competing on the card.
Possible opponents include Claudia Gadelha or Ayaka Hamasaki.
Esparza is coming off a decisive victory over Aussie MMA striker Bec Hyatt. Prior to that, she defeated Sarah Schneider and Lynn Alvarez in back-to-back Invicta FC outings.
With Esparza narrowly escaping a gruesome accident, she can continue training for her upcoming cage fight, whenever it may be.