Carla Esparza isn’t clamoring for another shot at gold just yet.
The “Cookie Monster” is coming off a unanimous decision win over Maryna Moroz at UFC Fight Night 112. Speaking to the media after the fight, Esparza said she’s slowly hitting her stride (via MMAJunkie.com):
“I’m taking it a fight at a time. I’ve had a long layoff, and I really want to just feel comfortable. That’s the fight, or any top contender fight. If I ever (get another title shot), I really want to feel confident and ready. I don’t want to jump in there and rush into it. If I go there, I want to win.”
Esparza gave credit to Moroz for being a tough out.
“I was caught off-guard; her wrestling was a lot better than I thought. I’d studied a lot of footage, and I’d not seen her defend one takedown, ever. So I was like, ‘This girl is defending my takedowns.’”