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Video: New Invicta FC bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger 'pissed off' by Dana White photo

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It's sweet revenge for Invicta FC's newest bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger after she dispatched Irene Aldana via technical knockout in the fourth round of their title fight last night (Thurs., July 9, 2015) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Evinger, 15-6, revealed she was "pissed off" and motivated by an Instagram photo from Dana White a month ago calling Aldana "the future."

When asked by Ariel Helwani at Mmafighting.com whether she feels "they" (Dana White) wanted Aldana to win, Evinger floated a conspiracy theory:

"Everybody they put in front of me I feel like they want to beat me. I get happiness out of beating people and disappointing people. I definitely knew they were probably going to get signed (by the UFC) no matter what, whether I beat them or not. So it doesn't really matter, but I definitely wanted to do some damage. That pissed me off a little."

Pissed off may be a bit of an understatement. Evinger revealed she's one of the few people uninterested in competing in the Octagon at all, suggesting the organization has not treated her with the respect deserved of a fighter now on a seven-fight win streak.


"I think people have different dreams and everybody thinks the UFC is the highest thing you can go or do or whatever. But, I felt disrespected a lot by the promotion in general and the chances I wasn't given that everybody around me was given. So it ain't that I would never go, it's just I'm definitely not interested right now."

Of course, at one time Evinger thought about nothing other than fighting in the UFC, trying out for The Ultimate Fighter reality TV series featuring coaches Ronda Rousey vs Miesha Tate. Evinger was submitted by Raquel Pennington (5-5) in the second round of their preliminary bout to gain entry into the competition.

Since the show, Evinger is undefeated (4-0) in Invicta FC with three finishes. Evinger has been critical of the UFC in the past, suggesting they only promote Ronda Rousey and not other women fighters.