UFC’s Jessica Eye says she wants to join WWE, AEW to be ‘the female entrepreneur’ | Launderer’s report
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After stepping away from mixed martial arts, Jessica Eye may be looking to make the jump to professional wrestling.
Speaking to reporters after her loss at UFC 276, Eye addressed her future by teasing going to WWE or AEW and becoming the female Undertaker:
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Eye said she wanted to get into professional wrestling. “I want to be the female Undertaker. … AEW, WWE, let’s go. Jessica ‘Evil’ Eye is ready.” #UFC276
Eye lost to Maycee Barber via unanimous decision on Saturday night. The 35-year-old announced her retirement from mixed martial arts at her post-fight press conference.
Evil has been in the UFC for nine years since 2013. She challenged Valentina Shevchenko for the women’s flyweight title in June 2019, losing by knockout in the second round.
Over a 12-year professional MMA career, Eye went 15-11-1. She ended her UFC tenure with four straight losses.
There could be a way for Eye to fight her way into the fight if she wants to. Several former mixed martial artists have ventured into the squared circle, including Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler.
As for becoming the female Undertaker, Eye is aiming high with her goals. The Deadman is one of the most iconic figures in wrestling history. He had a 30-year WWE career that included seven WWE/World Heavyweight title reigns and a 21-0 streak at WrestleMania from 1991 to 2013.
The WWE and AEW women’s divisions could always use more stars. Eye has the fighting skills and the physique to jump into the world of wrestling if that’s something she really wants to do.