Xi’an Fleismus She ended the toughest year of her life with the best performance of her UFC career and her second straight fight night award.
But where that momentum will take her this year is a bit of a mystery.
Vlismas got a unanimous decision Mallory Martin in a UFC Vegas 44 In a match she won the “Fight of the Night” award for the event. The performance left fans excited to see what the future holds for “The Warrior Princess.” Unfortunately, due to the circumstances of her personal life behind the scenes, she has no idea when she will be able to make her debut in 2022.
“Unfortunately, I would like to fight again [and] Soon, but for unbelievable reasons, I can’t fight, I can’t make more money until I finish some things in my life, and I don’t know when that will be,” Vlismas told MMA Fighting. “I’m trying to do it soon, but I don’t have an answer. I hope by summer. I am praying by summer. This is what I will strive for.
“Until 2022, you will see me, but I have no answers. And frankly, it makes me want to cry because I have no answers for anything.”
The win over Martin was fortunate considering what Fleismas had to do at the end of 2021. Professionally, I managed to get a big win and some much-needed income. But she also had to make a difficult decision to leave Las Vegas and move to an unknown location outside the United States
“No one knows where I am, and I’m actually keeping this up,” Fleismas said. “A lot of things happened before I fought – and even after I fought – and I decided it was best to escape. I’ve been gone now for two weeks and I love him. I’m out and just living my life.”
Despite being away from her team at Xtreme Couture, Vlismas told MMA Fighting that she has been able to train regularly in her current position.
While the past year has been met with career hardships, Vlismas has been able to find some positivity through it all. Vlismas said she’s no longer with fellow UFC fighter JP Buys, and she’s trying to get through the chaos the past several months have sent her, both in and out of the octagon.
In the end, there is one piece of negativity that stood out above the rest, and it had to do with her octagonal debut loss to Monsterrat Ruiz in UFC Vegas 22 In March 2021.
“The only thing I really hated was the first time you saw me in 2021, on my debut,” Fleismas said. “It was a great camp, but I got injured right before the fight, 10 days later. [I was] He was badly wounded, I needed surgery, he kept fighting, changing opponent, I was embarrassed on my first appearance, I couldn’t do anything. Then she had surgery, went back to fighting camp, had a good fight, and then got a divorce…it was to say the least.
“But in a way, 2021 has been a blessing. For me and [for] As much raw emotion as you guys have seen, I’ve seen a lot of growth inside of me not just as a fighter, but as a woman. I enjoyed 2021, even though it was full of emotions.”
There was a lot of hype and excitement around Vlismas after her victory Hilary Rose employment Dana WhiteContender series August 2020. The 26-year-old stunned White with her skills and personality, which eventually led to her signing to the UFC.
After losing to Ruiz, Vlismas bounced back with a sinister ending Gloria de Paula in a UFC Vegas 33 In July, the victory brought Vlismas her first performance bonus – money she admits “saved” her financially.
As impressive as this finale was, Vlismas feels that their latest unanimous victory stands out the most, perhaps not getting enough attention. Attention does not pay bills, but another reward can, no matter how surprising it is received.
“I didn’t even like Gloria de Paula finishing because I wanted people to see me for 15 minutes. And when I fought Mallory, I went there like, ‘I’m going to beat her up for 15 minutes and I’ll show everyone who I am,’” Fleismas explained. Showed to everyone Cheyanne Vlismas.
“I don’t feel like this fight gets enough credit, if I’m honest. Even after the fight, Mallory raised her hands as if she had won and just looked at her like, ‘Hand your hands, girl. You didn’t hit me, and I didn’t come home lost in That night. I love it, so I didn’t say it, but in my head, I was like, “Put them down.”
“I was [surprised we got ‘Fight of the Night’]Follow Fleismas. “I was texting my friend at the time about the fight, that it was probably $50,000.
“Next thing you know I’m sitting down to dinner and I got a message from some fans saying, ‘Congratulations, you won ‘Fight of the Night’, and I just started screaming. I was just crying because there was no way to get the ‘Fight of the Night.'” There’s no way I just got another $50,000 reward. It was honestly a blessing, because fighting before, that bounty saved me, and this fight, this bounty saved me again for so many other reasons. I’m so grateful I don’t know how I got the reward . I do not know.”
For now, Vlismas is simply trying to find some kind of clarity regarding the balance between her personal and professional life. While she is not sure when she will be able to return to the octagon, she plans to continue training and find as much positivity as possible, so that she will be ready when she gets the green light to compete.
“Right now, I’m dealing with it day in and day out,” Vlismas says. “I don’t have answers for anything. If it is [up to] Me, I’d like to fight, but I’m told I can’t. In fact, I wasn’t supposed to fight in my last battle. Some senior officials have asked me not to. They told me: Please don’t fight this battle.
“Even my family didn’t want me to fight, one, for disease, and two, for other reasons I can’t talk about. No one wanted me to fight at all, so the fact that I was able to end 2021 fighting, winning, and proving it to people is that small.” [more] Like I did it, it felt so good for me.”
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