Invicta FC star Veronica Rothenhausler said on March 19 in an exclusive discussion with Long Island MMA Examiner Eric Holden that she would rather fight a werewolf than a zombie mom protecting her non-zombie baby, which helped put to rest one of the most compelling arguments in MMA today.
Many MMA fans suggested in online forums and message-boards that Rothenhausler would be leaning towards an epic battle against a brain-eating zombie, but she quickly ended that theory by stating that she would opt to challenge a werewolf because her dining habits would provide her with an advantage over such creatures.
"@EricHolden @anamasry19 great question. Werewolf. Just had garlic on my chicken tonight," Rothenhausler tweeted in response to a fan asking which man-beast she would fight.
Rothenhausler, a 23-year-old featherweight training out of Team Alpha Male, appears to subscribe to the notion that garlic repels werewolves, which is a common superstition in Central Europe.
Garlic is also known to be a powerful ward against devils, vampires and males looking for a smooch.
Luckily for Rothenhausler, she won't have to worry about duking it out with any werewolves any time soon.
She's set to take on Mollie Estes on Apr. 5 at the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, as part of the historic Invicta FC 5 card.
Rothenhausler is a riding a four-fight win streak, with four straight first-round knockouts. A win at Invicta FC 5 over Estes would likely propel her into the upper echelon of the women's featherweight division, where Cris "Cyborg" Santos and Marloes Coenen currently have a stronghold.