Las Vegas, NV – Carlos Ulberg opened up about the origins of his two nicknames following his most recent win inside the UFC octagon.
Ulberg picked up his second win in the promotion at UFC Vegas 57 when he knocked out Tafon Nchukwi in the first round. The last time he fought in the UFC Apex, the 31-year-old suffered his first professional loss, but he exacted his revenge inside the building and was happy to do so.
“Yeah, 100% [it felt good]. And, you know, I came back here; I thought this was gonna be haunting. But you know, we got that one,” Ulberg told Cageside Press in his post-fight interview. “I love the Apex man, and it proved that it loved me too.”
Ulberg has two nicknames, “Ladies Night” and “Black Jag,” but he prefers the latter. He explained the meaning of both of them.
“Well, Black Jag was something that I grew up with. I love jaguars, black jaguars, and I grew up with that name playing the PlayStation,” Ulberg said. “Pretty much everything results from being a kid and having it as [my] alter ego.”
As for “Ladies Night,” it has an interesting backstory.
“I used to do ladies nights in Australia. I used to travel around Australia and New Zealand doing ladies nights and strip pretty much, so yeah, that’s how I got my name ‘Ladies Night,'” Ulberg said. “Oh, actually, a guy who announces back home locally, he had heard of that, and he gave me that name. Shout out to Danny Hennessy.”
Ulberg wasn’t the only ex-stripper on the card. Vannessa Demopoulos stripped up until her second UFC fight. The fighter from New Zealand said he had fun partying and doing ladies nights, but when he found out he was good at fighting, he left it behind.
“Black Jag” will stay in Las Vegas to help his teammates Israel Adesanya, Alexander Volkanovski, and Brad Riddell prepare for their upcoming fights, and hopes to get another fight later this year.
Watch the rest of Carlos Ulberg’s UFC Vegas 57 post-fight interview above. More coverage of the event can be found below.