UFC Vegas 70: Jasmine Jasudavicius Wants to Be Female GSP, Admits She’s Not As Nice

Las Vegas, NV — Canadian flyweight Jasmine Jasudavicius came away with her second win inside the octagon at UFC Vegas 70, and plans on using the experience to grow further as a fighter.

“I’m looking forward to just using this moment and really growing from here,” Jasudavicius (8-2) told media outlets including Cageside Press following her decision win against Gabriella Fernandes. Among the lessons learned, added Jasudavicius, was “patience.”

“I feel like before, it was like I just wanted to go in there and just take what I wanted. I was going in with the wrong mindset, I just wanted to get, get, get,” she explained. “Whereas I have developed the understanding that I’m competing against the best girls in the world, and you have to give a little bit to get a little bit, to get what I want. I feel like I’m just starting to scratch the surface of that, and I will continue to develop more patience, develop a better understanding, and become a more well-rounded fighter.”

Following her victory, Jasudavicius, who trains at Niagara Top Team alongside fellow UFC Vegas 70 fighter Mike Malott, plus Bellator’s Aaron Jeffery and top prospect Anthony Romero, called for the UFC to return to Canada.

She reiterated that statement while speaking to the media on Saturday. “We need a UFC in Canada. That’s what I was saying. We need a UFC in Canada, we have amazing Canadian fans, we are so in love with the sport of MMA. We need to have a UFC in Canada because it would blow up there.”

The promotion hasn’t been north of the border since a September 2019 trip to Vancouver. With the coronavirus pandemic waning and the border open for business, however, that could soon change.

Jasudavicius wants herself and teammate Malott to be on any potential Canadian return. “I think it will really blow up the sport in Canada. I want to be the female GSP,” she stated. “I’m not as nice, I don’t have the same humbleness or anything like that, but we need another Canadian star and I feel like between Mike and I, we can really grow the sport in Canada.”

As for where the promotion should return to, “Toronto, baby!” exclaimed Jasudavicius.

Watch the full UFC Vegas 70 post-fight media appearance by Jasmine Jasudavicius above.