Lauren Murphy recently went back-and-forth with a Twitter user over her recent fight at UFC 283.
'Lucky' took on Jessica Andrade in the latter's home country of Brazil. The fight was a one-sided affair as Andrade landed heavy shots on her opponent throughout the 15-minute fight and picked up a dominant decision victory. The three judges scored the fight 30-25, 30-25, and 30-26 in favor of the Brazilian.
After the contest, a debate ensued on social media about whether the fight should have been stopped earlier, possibly saving Murphy from taking unnecessary damage.
'Lucky' chimed in on the issue, questioning why the same argument was not raised during the first fight between Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk, which caused a massive hematoma on the Polish fighter's forehead.
"Where were these people when Joanna looked like f**king Megamind in her fight with Weili?? If they’re concerned for safety, why weren’t they screaming for her to be pulled? Competitive or not, shouldn’t her “safety” have come first? Miss me with this double standard BS," wrote Lauren Murphy.
A Twitter user uploaded a post taking a jibe at Murphy for drawing parallels between her fight at UFC 283 and Weili vs Jedrzejczyk 1.
'Lucky' fired back at the user, saying that she was referring to the damage incurred in the two fights.
"You’re a stupid a**hole. I was talking about damage, not the competitiveness of the bout. Get in line with every other a**hole that twists what I say to get some clicks and feel good about yourself."
The user responded by calling Jedrzejczyk a superior fighter among the two.
Lauren Murphy absorbed a staggering number of head strikes in her fight at UFC 283
MMA journalist Aaron Bronsteter uploaded a post according to which Lauren Murphy absorbed a total of 161 head strikes in her fight against Jessica Andrade.
Meanwhile, in the first Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk fight, the two athletes absorbed a combined total of 192 significant head strikes over a 25-minute period. In her post-fight octagon interview with Daniel Cormier, Andrade suggested that the fight should have been stopped earlier.
"There were certain points where I thought that the fight was going to be stopped.... maybe I was missing or doing something else. A lot of people say I don't have technique but I think that I showed that tonight."
Check out the post-fight octagon interview below: