Alyse Anderson sees extra weight in being a ONE Championship title holder than an Invicta FC one.
Anderson (5-1), who requested for her launch from Invicta FC with one combat left on her contract, has signed with the Asian-based promotion after three fights underneath the Invicta FC banner.
While she appreciates her time there, the 25-year-old was having a tough time getting up for a combat and needed to take her profession to the subsequent degree.
“I’m not interested in going back to Invicta,” Anderson informed MMA Junkie Radio. “I don’t need to hate on their promotion or something, they’re a fantastic promotion. But I only for me really feel like I’d slightly combat completely for ONE and simply being the atomweight champion for Invicta doesn’t get me pumped up and excited. That’s another excuse why I needed this modification so dangerous as a result of after I felt like they had been looking for me a matchup with Invicta, I didn’t have that very same pleasure to get again to camp.
“I didn’t even want to take time off work, a leave of absence for fight camp, because I just feel like I personally outgrew the promotion and was just ready for, like, the next thing. But I still think it’s a great promotion, and they did so much for me, but I just don’t care to be the atomweight champion for them.”
Anderson will participate within the ONE Championship atomweight grand prix, the place the winner of the match will get a shot at reigning champion Angela Lee. Anderson meets Itsuki Hirata within the opening spherical at “ONE Championship: Empower,” which takes place Sept. 3 and streams on B/R Live.
To see the complete interview with Anderson, take a look at the video under.