Michelle Waterson doesn’t feel as though she’s walking alone into the octagon Sunday night for her UFC debut.
The Albuquerque fighter will ride in on the shoulders of two women — Julie Kedzie and Holly Holm — two Jackson-Wink teammates, training partners and friends who have each made the journey to compete on the biggest stage of mixed martial arts.
“There’s a lot I take away from both of those ladies, who are two of my very close friends and mentors and two ladies I look up to tremendously,” said Waterson. “What I took from them is if I can fight, nothing else really matters. … If you allow yourself to be comfortable in your own skin and perform how you know you can, the fight will happen how you want it to.”
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