Yazmin Jauregui reveals what Dana White told her after UFC on ESPN 41 win

·2 min read

SAN DIEGO – Yazmin Jauregui made quite the impression with those in attendance Saturday at UFC on ESPN 41, including Dana White.

Immediately after a three-round unanimous decision win for Jauregui (9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in a battle against fellow promotional debutant Iasmin Lucindo (13-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC), the UFC president was there to greet her outside the cage.

“He was very happy with the performance,” Jauregui told MMA Junkie and other reporters at a post-fight news conference. “(He said) that he was very happy with the fight and how it went down. He was very excited to see me fighting in the future. He expects bigger things from me in the future.”

By most accounts, the future is bright for Jauregui, though her immediate path is unclear. She is open to whatever opponent and location the UFC has available, but would like to return in November so she can prepare alongside training partner and fellow UFC fighter Silvana Gomez Juarez.

“I would really like to look into November because I’d (fight) with Silvana right there,” Jauregui said. “It would be so cool to have a hard-fought camp with her and do camp together. We can propel each other shoulder-to-shoulder and work hard for a fight. It would be really cool. We have a lot of good things coming up for us and it would be really good to go through camp with her. … Wherever they put me, we’re going to fight.

“… Whoever they put in front of me. I do not want to get ahead of myself. I want to continue to be humble. I want to go step by step and understand what needs to be done. I’m always very humble. I understand that I want to have an opponent that I can train for that will not find the holes that were found tonight.”

UFC on ESPN 41 took place Saturday at Pechanga Arena in San Diego.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC on ESPN 41.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie