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Tonya Evinger down to fight Barb Honchak at flyweight or Lauren Murphy at 135

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During the Dec. 9 episode of ProWMMA Now!, hard-hitting knockout artist Tonya Evinger (12-6) said she would be open to fighting on a future Invicta FC card against either flyweight champ Barb Honchak (9-2) or bantamweight title holder Lauren Murphy (8-0).

Evinger, 32, defeated perennial bantamweight contender Sarah "The Monster" D'Alelio (7-5) on Dec. 7 at Invicta FC 7 in fairly lopsided fashion, and she had a sizable fan base on hand since it was held close so close to her hometown.

She says it was a great experience and would love to be back fighting for Invicta FC sometime in the near future.

"Yeah to be honest I don't know why I haven't been on yet before besides the fact that certain people hate me," Evinger told show host Gina Begley. "Aside from that, they should be putting me on for my ability, not necessarily my popularity with certain people.

"Especially out here in Kansas City, I fought out here on a couple different cards and I sell a lot of tickets. People know me out here. I wrestled and I grew up here and they've heard my name. I'd be excited to fight for their promotion again or for anybody else really that's ready to give me a shot, and go from there.

"But definitely Invicta treated me really well and I enjoyed fighting for them and I'm ready to do it again."

Evinger was originally slated to fight Kelly Kobold at Invicta FC 7, but D'Alelio stepped in on short notice when "Blood Red" went down with an apparent injury.

Despite the late opponent change, Evinger says she's not interested in accepting another fight with Kobold.

"I'm tired of the bullsh**. I don't even give a sh** to fight her," Evinger said of Kobold. "She's been out so cold, I just could give a sh**. I'm tired of crap over and over again. To me, this is the second time she's backed out of Invicta and I just don't get it. I wouldn't have her back if I was them. I don't know why they would. I'm just ready to go on. Kelly ain't even in the top 10, so I really don't see a reason for fighting her anymore anyways."

Evinger hasn't ruled out a drop down to 125, but she's also content to stay in the bantamweight ranks. She just wants to fight the best in the world.

"I'd fight either one of them girls. I'd fight Barb Honchak at 125 or Lauren [Murphy] at 135," Evinger said. "Doesn't matter to me. As long as I think I'm the best, I should beat them. Wherever I go, wherever they offer me money, wherever they offer me a spot, wherever they offer me a belt shot, that's where I'm going.


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