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Lauren Murphy says her fight with Miriam Nakamoto is like an unfinished movie

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During the Dec. 9 episode of ProWMMA Now!, hard-hitting knockout artist Lauren Murphy (8-0) said her Invicta FC 7 title fight with Miriam Nakamoto (2-1) was like an unfinished movie.

"It's almost like watching a really good movie and you're just getting about halfway through and some a**hat walks by and unplugs your TV," Murphy said of her fight with Nakamoto. "You know what I mean? That's kind of what it feels like. I wanted to know how the fourth and fifth rounds would have gone. And the fans wanted to know how the fourth and fifth rounds would have gone, Miriam wanted to know."

Murphy, 30, won the inaugural Invicta FC bantamweight belt with a TKO victory over Nakamoto, but she says she would have liked to see how the championship rounds would have played out rather than the fight ending due to an unfortunate knee injury.

"It's just too bad that it had to end like that and I think the TKO is fair, you know? I think that I won that fight, but I think its unfortunate in the manner that it happened," Murphy told show host Gina Begley.

"The way that I've been thinking about it today is like 'okay I was trying to implement my gameplan and she got injured when I was being offensive.' She didn't catch her foot on the canvas, she didn't get it caught between the canvas and the cage. She didn't slip on water, you know what I mean? It was an offensive maneuver I guess, for lack of a better word. That's where she got her injury.

"Obviously I wasn't trying for that takedown with the intent of doing that to her knee or anything like that. In fact I didn't even know it had happened. It's kind of like if you throw a head kick at someone and they block it with their arm and they break their arm and they don't want to carry on with the fight, it's not an intentional injury but that's the way it goes. Or if you go for a takedown and you lift the person up high and then you slam them down and it knocks them out, maybe you weren't intending to knock them out but that's what you got."


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