Las Vegas, NV – UFC featherweight Norma Dumont expects her experience, not only in fighting but in the promotion, to be an advantage that shows when she meets Chelsea Chandler at UFC Vegas 77 on Saturday night.
“Even though Chelsea’s going on 30-years-old I feel like she’s mentally young. She’s someone that’s developing right now, and she’s going to start understanding some things now about being inside of this organization,” Dumont told reporters through a translator on Wednesday.
“I think we’re going to see this on Saturday.”
That’s about as nice as Dumont was when talking about her opponent at UFC Vegas 77.
“Chelsea, inside the octagon, is immature, lacks a sense of consequence, and she is bad,” Dumont said.
The UFC has sent mixed messages about whether they plan on keeping the women’s featherweight division or scrapping it all together. First it seems that they’ll scrap it, and then they schedule featherweight fights like Dumont’s bout against Chandler on Saturday.
“I think if the UFC does not continue with the division I think it’s going to be a huge loss to the UFC. What I feel that, on Saturday, you’re taking this fight thinking that this Saturday you’re going to see someone that wants to continue,” she said.
“That wants to be the face of this division, and is working for it, and it’s going to give them reasons to be excited about having fights in the future.”
Watch the entire media day scrum with Norma Dumont above. She takes on Chelsea Chandler at UFC Vegas 77 on Saturday night at the UFC APEX.