Former UFC ladies’s strawweight Pearl Gonzalez is maintaining her legion of followers entertained on Instagram whereas sustaining her social distancing throughout the COVID-19 lockdown.
Gonzalez, who fought twice within the UFC again in 2017, was famously denied the chance to combat in her debut at UFC 210 after fee officers felt her breast implants had been too unsafe.
Finally, she was cleared to combat, however fell to defeat to Cynthia Calvillo. She was later launched by the UFC after shedding her second octagon bout to Poliana Botelho at UFC 216.
Since being launched by the UFC, Gonzalez signed for all-female combat promotion Invicta Combating Championships, the place she has gained 4 of six bouts.
However with the promotion presently not internet hosting fights because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gonzalez is caught at residence San Diego, California, the place she posts common updates to her 157,000 followers on Instagram.
Gonzalez was just lately drawn right into a heated on-line debate with UFC heavyweight Curtis Blaydes, who mentioned some feminine fighters, together with Paige VanZant and Rachael Ostovich, solely saved their locations on the UFC roster due to their seems to be, and criticized Gonzalez for utilizing her Instagram to construct her fame utilizing her seems to be, reasonably than her preventing expertise.
However after shutting down Blaydes’ feedback, Gonzalez has continued along with her fashion of posting to the social media channel, along with her most up-to-date publish, a shot of her performing a aspect kick in entrance of the San Diego Museum of Artwork, captioned, “Be eye sweet, soul meals & a aspect of kick ass. Comfortable Sunday morning #teamgonzalez”
Gonzalez’s profession file reads 10 wins, 5 losses, with half of her victories coming by means of submission.
And, after displaying her capability to carry her personal within the face of direct criticism, her followers will likely be much more eager to see her return to the cage in successful fashion as soon as Invicta FC begins internet hosting occasions once more.