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MMA Super Star Lauren Murphy Names Michael Jordan as Her Favorite Athlete

Published 01/12/2021, 9:07 AM EST

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Lauren Murphy is one of the best Flyweights in the UFC and a pioneer for women’s MMA. Murphy has been in the sport for awhile and has been a champion in every organization that she has been a part of. ‘Lucky’ is a former champion in the Alaska Fighting Championship and Invicta FC. She is currently working on adding a third organization’s belt to her CV. 

There is a common misconception about MMA fighters- they are extremely violent individuals. While it is true once the cage door closes outside the octagon, most fighters are the complete opposite to what they’re inside it. At the end of the day, MMA fighters are human and enjoy the simple things in life that their fans do as well. 

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‘Lucky’ to get a title shot in 2021?

Lucky’ has been on a tear recently. Ever since her loss to Sijara Eubanks, Murphy has bounced back impressively and has secured impressive wins over the likes of Andrea Lee and Roxanne Modafferi. She is currently 4-0 in the UFC and is ranked number three in the division. 

Murphy most recently secured an impressive win over Liliya Shakirova at UFC 254. The UFC matched ‘Lucky’ against Cynthia Calvillo on the card. 


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However, a positive test ruled Calvillo out of the bout. Instead of sitting it out, ‘Lucky’ accepted a last-minute fight against Shakirova. If she is able to continue this run of form, she will definitely get a title shot in her next fight or after another win. 

Lauren Murphy shares her favorites 

In a recent series, Alex Behunin asked Lauren Murphy to list her list of favorite things. Here are some of Lauren Murphy’s favorites. 


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  • Favorite food – Cheeseburgers
  • Favorite all time fight to watch – Cub Swanson vs. Do Hoo Choi
  • Favorite knockout – Holly Holm vs. Ronda Rousey
  • Favorite of your own fights – My fight vs. Barb Honchak, also one of my earlier fights from ACF vs. Willow Bailey
  • Favorite sport to watch other than MMA – NBA or Wrestling
  • Favorite submission to practice – Any and all
  • Favorite athlete – Michael Jordan
  • Favorite movie – Snatch or Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
  • Favorite TV show – Game of Thrones
  • Favorite animal – My Doberman, Penny
  • Favorite holiday- Christmas
  • Favorite hobby – Eating

Do you share any favourites with Lauren Murphy?



Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.