Christine “Misfit” Ferea’s legend grew at BKFC 56 on Saturday in Salt Lake City, UT.
With her unanimous decision victory over Bec Rawlings in the weekend’s Co-Main Event at the sold-out Maverik Center, Ferea defended her BKFC World Women’s Flyweight Championship for the third time. Her record is now 8-1, tying her with Britain Hart for most victories all time among female BKFC fighters. Her current six-fight winning streak is the longest streak for any female fighter in BKFC history. Although she didn’t add to her lead on Saturday, Ferea still sets the pace for most stoppage victories among female BKFC fighters, with six.
Despite all of Ferea’s success, she’s only dialed up the intensity over the years, culminating in yet another masterful performance Saturday. Ferea’s undying desire is to be the greatest of all time. To that end, her advice to the next generation is simple.
“You have to stay hungry like you’re still the contender. You have to forget that you have the belt, and you have to get it in your mind that you’re not at the top yet, no matter what anyone says. I continue to work like I’m still at the beginning of my career because I’m not where I want to be yet,” Ferea says.
“Never get comfortable where you’re at, because when you do, that’s when someone is going to come take your spot.”
After Saturday’s victory, Ferea used her platform to call out none other than MMA legend Cris Cyborg.
“When I started, she was someone who I studied, and someone that actually gave me the belief that you could have a career as a female fighter,” she says.
Ferea has massive respect for Cyborg, but the champ still can’t hide her confidence when asked for a prediction for a possible showdown in the BKFC Squared Circle.
“I’m going to go in there and train my (expletive) off and fight my (expletive) off,” she says.
“She better be ready for a (expletive) fight.”