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After Joe Rogan, Dana White Sings the Same Tune on 23-Year-Old Female UFC “Gangster” Erin Blanchfield

Published 02/26/2023, 6:31 AM EST

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Erin Blanchfield is on a role in the UFC. She has been undefeated since joining the promotion and has presented herself as a strong contender for the women’s flyweight title. She has garnered the respect of many UFC personalities, including Joe Rogan and, recently, UFC president Dana White.

Blanchfield has been fighting under the UFC banner for a relatively short period. She made her debut at UFC Vegas 37, winning the bout by a unanimous decision against Sarah Alpar. Moreover, she defeated notable female fighters like Molly McCann and, recently, Jessica Andrade.

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UFC commentator and renowned podcaster, Joe Rogan once said that Erin Blanchfield has all the tools to become a champion in the UFC. He believes she is on another level compared to other women on the UFC roster. Moreover, Dana White also had some words of praise for the New Jersey native. He talked about ‘Cold Blooded’ in the post-fight press conference of UFC Vegas 70.

Dana White praises the performances of Erin Blanchfield

Following Blanchfield’s massive win over Jessica Andrade at UFC Vegas 69, ‘Cold Blooded’ received a lot of applause for her performance. Moreover, Dana White addressed her win over the former champion. He said, “She [Erin Blanchfield] came out and did exactly what she needed to do.” White added, “She wasn’t afraid of her [Jessica Andrade], she wasn’t afraid of her power. She stood in the pocket, mixed it up with her, and went right after her.” 

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The UFC boss commended Jessica Andrade for taking the fight on short notice, but also praised Blanchfield’s performance. White said, “You couldn’t ask for a bigger stud than Andrade to come out and do what she did. You couldn’t ask for a better bada** performance by Erin.”

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Dana White also praised Blanchfield’s mental fortitude ahead of her UFC Vegas 69 bout against Andrade after visa issues forced Taila Santos out of contention. He said, “Think about how mentally tough and mentally stable somebody has to be the week leading into her fight, and that all happens to her.” White added, “Then she walks into this place like a gangster and goes right after Andrade ..the storyline doesn’t get any better than that.” 

Dana White claims that ‘Cold Blooded’ proved her mettle in her last fight. Blanchfield has been clear that she wants to take a shot at Valentina Shevchenko for the flyweight title in the future. The 23-year-old has risen in the UFC rankings to third place and it won’t come as a surprise if Dana White gave her a title shot considering her undefeated record in the promotion.

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What did you make of Blanchfield’s victory over Jessica Andrade? Do you share the same sentiment as Dana White? Let us know in the comments below.

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Himanga Mahanta

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Himanga is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. He interned as a WWE author at Sportsmanor before joining EssentiallySports to pursue his interest as a sports journalist. Himanga is a big fan of UFC's Conor McGregor and considers him the most entertaining combat sports athlete of the 21st century.
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Amal Joyce