Dec 28, 2017
Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza is the FIRST EVER UFC Strawweight champion.
She’s a highly skilled fighter that has been leading the way for women in the fight game for several years now and is not showing any signs of slowing down soon. The life of a fighter offers many challenges both mentally and physically but Carla has developed the skills to dance with her challenges, not allowing them to defeat her but instead to use them as fuel to her process that makes continues to elevate her performance in the Octagon and outside of it.
Aside from the warrior living within this woman, she is a female who loves to embrace the pleasure in being a woman by making beauty, fashion, and the unity of her friendships with her girls as a big part of the joy she lives in her life. It’s within that beautiful and badass combination that Carla not only represents a sense of limitlessness with the defiance of putting a female athletes in a box that can separate them from their innate feminine side; a side she loves to embrace.
Her journey to get the UFC Strawweight Champion belt back continues on Dec 30 2017 in Las Vegas at UFC 219 where she will face Cynthia Cavillo in her 6th UFC fight; a fight that is sure to be amazing and not one to miss.
There were no shortages of laughs in this fun and inspiring conversation with Carla, she is a true martial artist and a very empowered woman who has inspired the path of so many female fighters to believe their own ability to create a robust career in the fight world. Our conversation is sure to offer some inspiration gems that will add some fuel to your own motivation tank.
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Books mentioned: The 7 Habits of highly successful people