Comment View the full results and highlights from Invicta FC: Phoenix Series 2, a one-night, eight-woman flyweight tournament. This time, flyweights took the stage.
I have followed Invicta quite closely.
Cris Cyborg is probably my favourite female fighter in the world right now. She feels that they treat their athletes very well and she looks back on her Invicta days with great pride and fulfilment.
I could not possibly be happier at the moment, and as they say, a happy fighter is a dangerous fighter! I instantly knew that this was it. Some say that there is no love at first sight.
First and foremost, this is a recognition of the hard work, the blood, sweat and tears that I have put into training, competing and being within the sport. It nearly brings me to tears just to think about it. She has gained a lot of experience and I hope she goes and wins the gold.
It proved to the fighting world that I was ready for the step up to the next level. The flip side is exactly that, the small fighting community here in Iceland and being a part of the Mjolnir team has helped me gain exposure and make a name for myself which would not necessarily have happened if I lived in some rural town in Minnesota.
I would not change a thing, that is for sure. Everything I have done has prepared me for what is about to come.
Gunnar has been a huge influence on me for most of my fighting career. He is a dear friend to me and has always been there for me to give advise and help out patching the holes in my game.
Conor McGregor, John Kavanagh and the Irish boys from SBG are always a blast and the times when they visit us or we visit them are usually the best training sessions possible. He is a tricky fighter, with a wealth of knowledge that he does not hold back on.
On top of that he is a terrific human being and a great friend. We have more experience now and those who will compete will be ready.
There are a lot of good fighters coming out of Iceland. You will see!