In an exclusive interview with AXS, California flyweight sensation Brooke "The Bully" Mayo revealed that she wants her next Bellator opponent to be either Anastasia Yankova or Kristina Williams. Mayo, 25, is still looking to get her first pro MMA victory after suffering back-to-back defeats -- a pair of tough-luck losses -- to open her cage-fighting career.
In Mayo's first Bellator appearance, a fluke eye injury resulted in a doctor stoppage and an "L" on her resume. And in her most recent bout, she was on the wrong side of a controversial judges' decision. At this point, it's clear her 0-2 record isn't a strong indicator of her skill level. The hope is that Bellator will get "The Bully" another fight within the next few months so that she can have the chance to wipe away the bitter taste of defeat and finally get a mark in the win column.
Who should she fight next? That's the intriguing question that all fight fans are wondering.
The Team Alpha Male-trained talent says she would be down to compete against Yankova at bantamweight if the Russian beauty continues to struggle to make weight for the flyweight non-title max of 126 pounds. Mayo is also considering a scrap against Williams, as she looks to halt the hype train of Bellator's newest hot prospect. "There's always that I have in mind or stylistic matchups that might interest me more than others, but right now I'm just looking to get a fight in general," Mayo told AXS of what's next for her.
"There's a few girls on the roster [that interest me.] I'm interested in fighting Anastasia Yankova and I was really impressed with Kristina's performance [against Heather Hardy]. That would be a really exciting matchup. Whoever Bellator wants to match me up with, I would be very grateful. Just to get right back in there would be awesome."