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Jessica Eye realizes there has to be a little poking of the bear to sell fights, but when it comes to taunts and tirades, she’s not about to let things escalate to fisticuffs outside the cage.
“I am not going to fight anybody outside the Octagon,” Eye said during a Las Vegas scrum ahead of her UFC 238 showdown with UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko. “I want the money.”
That said, there has been an undercurrent of friction growing between Eye and Shevchenko as their UFC 238 co-main event slated for Saturday in Chicago grows nearer.
Tune in to MMAWeekly.com on Saturday, June 8, for full UFC 238: Cejudo vs. Moraes live results from Chicago. Flyweight champion Henry Cejudo squares off with Marlon Moraes for the vacant UFC bantamweight belt, while Valentina Shevchenko puts her flyweight title on the line for the first time when she faces Jessica Eye. Also featured is a critical lightweight contenders bout between Tony Ferguson and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.