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Bec Rawlings returns ... as a bareknuckle boxer in Wyoming

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight Bec Rawlings, who made a name for herself on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20, won’t be taking any time off after parting ways with the world’s largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion.

That’s because “Rowdy” will instead be lacing up ... nothing! Rawlings is now a bareknuckle boxer competing for Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) on June 2, 2018 inside Cheyenne Ice and Events Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

From her official Instagram page:

“IT’S OFFICIAL. I’m fighting on Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship! Yeah you heard me... I get to punch people in the face with these hands, BARE. History will be made on Saturday, June 2nd at the Cheyenne Events Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Legalized for the first time in the United States since 1889, The Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship is the first legal, regulated and officially sanctioned professional bare knuckle fighting league. BKFC will usher a new area of professional combat sports.”

Sounds more like an old era.

Rawlings (7-8) made her Octagon debut as a strawweight before joining the 125-pound ranks later in her career. Unfortunately, the change in scenery returned more of the same and “Rowdy” left UFC on a four-fight losing streak.

No other combatants have been announced for BKFC, which is expected to host an eight-man heavyweight tournament beginning with the quarterfinals on June 2. Maybe she can enlist this shitty colleague?

Just please don’t spit on her.