Murphy to fight ‘Queen of Mean’ Saturday in Kansas City
Murphy will face Muay Thai specialist Miriam Nakamoto in the co-main event for Invicta Fighting Championship 7 in Kansas City.
“It’s going to be a bloodbath,” Murphy told The MMA Corner. “She has a really beautiful skill set to show off and I’m super tough. It’s not like she’s going to throw one kick and it’s going to crumble me. I have an iron jaw and I can take punishment if I have to.”
Let’s hope that’s not the case.
Murphy, of Chugiak High fame, is the most successful women’s MMA fighter to come out of Alaska. The 30-year-old is 7-0 as a pro and ranked top 10 in the world.
Nakamoto, 37, is only 2-0 in MMA. But she holds WBC, WCK and WMC World Muay Thai titles. Her nickname is the ‘Queen of Mean.’
“She’s tough, but the whole [bantamweight] division is tough. You can’t let that scare you,” Murphy said. “I’ve been working really hard on my standup. I work hard on everything.
“I want to be one of the best in the world and she’s one of the best strikers in the world. If I want to be the best, I have to fight the best. I can’t let the fact that she’s good at one thing or another stop me from chasing my dream.”