Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is beefing up its UFC 197 fight card (see it here), which takes place on April 23, 2016 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Joining the "Cormier vs. Jones 2" pay-per-view (PPV) event is a compelling 115-pound showdown featuring Jessica Aguilar.
Also known as the "Butt-hurt juice monkey," according to rival Carla Esparza.
.@jagatt @ufc And P.S. Sent u ONE msg bc you got butthurt I called u juice monkey ! I'd say it 2 ur freakin face! pic.twitter.com/r0Ph019lX1— Carla Esparza (@CarlaEsparza1) February 16, 2016
Why the drama?
Aguilar holds a split-decision win over the former UFC strawweight champion back when they shared duties under the Bellator banner. Not surprisingly, "Cookie Monster" was recently campaigning for a rematch now that both ladies compete for UFC.
Let's make it happen then. https://t.co/c7y0Qi31Kh— Carla Esparza (@CarlaEsparza1) February 11, 2016
Shortly after that last tweet, Aguilar was booked to face Juliana Lima in April.
. @MikeJBknows @jagatt Punk ass knew she had that fight already lined up. Don't fake the funk & act like u wanna fight me bc YOU DON'T.— Carla Esparza (@CarlaEsparza1) February 16, 2016
Esparza has not competed since last year's knockout loss to Joanna Jedrzejczyk but holds steady as the No. 2 ranked fighter in the division.