Now, over ten years removed from her tournament win, Young has noticed a shift in tides and similar tournaments have gone to the wayside and is excited that the benchmark promotion in women’s MMA is the promotion revamping the format she loves.
“I feel like it’s sort of a throwback to when fighters were a little more rugged,” Young said. “Tournaments and that kind of thing that was commonplace or grabbing somebody out of the crowd. I love it because it’s a throwback to something we’ve kind of lost in MMA as it has become safer which is awesome but there’s something that it has lost in many ways. I’m excited to see that piece showcased again on a bigger stage than it ever has been. UFC had UFC but women haven’t had a stage to be rugged on yet and I think this is a big deal.”
Unable to attend the event due to a concussion seminar, the Invicta FC staple is excited to watch from her Minnesota home at what she describes as a “rather mild” house party with her team. Young made it clear that as bad as she would have liked to have been in Kansas on Friday, she’ll have to wait until the June card where she’ll competing under the Invicta banner for the seventh time.
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