According to a Sept. 26 post from MMA Weekly, Roxanne Modafferi’s fight against Jessica Rakoczy raised plenty of eyebrows in the “TUF 18” house.
Peggy Morgan admits she thought Modafferi was nothing more than a “skinny little nerd” when the show first started, but that perception changed once she saw the 30-year-old fight.
“I don’t think I need to tell you that Roxy is an anomaly,” Morgan wrote. “What I’m about to say is going to betray just how little I knew about the WMMA scene when I went into this, but when I saw Roxy at tryouts, I thought, ‘no way is that skinny little nerd a fighter.’ I think it’s safe to assume I’m not the first person who thought this about her. And like them, I was dead wrong.
“I feel like it’s okay for me to call Roxy a nerd because I’m a nerd, too. You know how it is: we can call each other nerds, but if one of the cool kids calls us nerds, it’s offensive. At the same time, though, Roxy and I occupy totally different positions on the nerd spectrum. I like playing my cello and talking about Beowulf at length; she likes watching anime and making puns.”
Morgan has lots of love for Modafferi, even though Rakoczy defeated her in the second round of their “TUF 18” fight.
“Roxy is also the most innocent thirty-year-old woman I’ve ever met,” Morgan wrote. “Like when Anthony said he wanted a piece, and Roxy responded, “a piece of what?” She wasn’t kidding. She really didn’t know what he meant.
“For a while, I wondered if maybe Roxy had been raised in a convent or in some fairy tale cottage in the middle of the woods or something and that’s why she seemed so unworldly, but then I realized that it’s just in her nature to not see the ugly side of things. This is going to sound wicked cheesy, but I don’t care: Roxanne Modafferi is probably the most truly “good” person I’ve ever met. Like seriously. If Roxy wasn’t fighting, she would be Mother Teresa.”
In honor of Morgan and Modafferi, here’s a look at the best eyebrows in WMMA.
No. 5. Marloes Coenen
MMA legend Marloes Coenen usually keeps a flat eyebrow shape, which perfectly balances her gorgeous features and frames her eyes.
Props to Ms. Coenen for being talented inside the cage, and brilliant in the field of eyebrow shaping.
No. 4. Emily Whitmire
Oregon-based striker Emily Whitmire has perfectly arched brows that drive the fellas wild.
With faultless face-framing brows like that, it’s no surprise that Whitmire is considered one of the most beautiful stars in WMMA.
No. 3. Michelle Waterson
Invicta FC atomweight champ Michelle Waterson keeps her brows in tip top shape with regular tweezing.
With her luscious locks and dark eyes, we love how she keeps her brows bold, yet perfectly shaped.
No. 2. Carla Esparza
Invicta FC strawweight champ Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza knows the key to perfectly sculpted eyebrows is in the length and not how thick they are.
No. 1. Miesha Tate
Miesha Tate has mastered the art of eyebrow plucking, and she isn’t afraid to call out ladies who lose control of their arches.
“I personally hate it when girls eyebrows look like mountain peaks lol #ControlTheArch @EricHolden @Tom32870 @Kram8159,” Tate tweeted from her official Twitter handle, @mieshatate.
The Twitter conversation came up after a photo surfaced of Tate out on the town with her sister, Felicia Martin. In the photo, it was clear that both ladies had put plenty of time, effort, hard work and determination into their eyebrows, as they were expertly crafted to perfection.