“That’s why you don’t leave it to the judges, I guess,” she said. “I think I could have won this fight for sure, and a lot of other people have told me the same thing, but it’s just for the course. It’s just how things go. You have good judges, you have bad judges, you have wins and losses, but at the end of the day I think I put in a good performance, and showed that I was a promising prospect. I’m in the UFC, and I know that records and wins and losses matter, but I want to put on a show, and I think that’s kind of what happened. I showed my skills, and especially from the first fight they saw improvement there, and that’s all I’m trying to do is be a better me every time.
While the outcome was not what she wanted, the fight was important to Hansen for another reason. It was the first fight with the Classic Fight Team crew in their area. Hansen dubbed Tyler Wombles, Joe Murphy and Erica Rodriguez as a “perfect” team to prepare them for their second appearance, although she admitted to having nerves about the situation ahead of the fight.
Feeling at home with Classic Fight Team, Hansen returned to work and had her third fight booked against Cheyanne Buys, another young strawweight prospect. For medical reasons, however, Hansen has withdrawn from combat but is working with the UFC Performance Institute and hopes to return to competition later this year.
This gives him time to hone his constantly improving skills. She is a firm believer in her ability to excel, but she also knows that she has to test this in the heat of competition before she can hone those abilities when she has to call upon them.
“It’s crazy to me because Kay in the gym and the potential I know I have, I haven’t even shown a little bit of her when it comes to fighting,” he said. she declared. “I feel like I have so much more to learn. I experienced a lot of things in the cage. I was bowled over. I won. I lost tight decisions, I won tight decisions. I kind of went through it all. I was cut, bloody, bruised. I think I’m a vet in that sense, but in the sense that I’m at the top for myself and my performance, I think I’m a long way off. It just comes with boosting my self-confidence and confidence in my newfound skills at the gym.
“I could be a UFC champion right now, but it’s just about transferring that to the cage, which, now, I think in my next fight and next fight and next fight, in every fight, you’re going to see a better Kay.