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Carla Esparza

Coach Ben Podcast

Coach Ben and Jim talk to CARLA ESPARZA about JIU-JITSU, wrestling, MMA, her career, weight cutting, How she got her nickname etc. Carla "Cookie Monster" Esparza #4 Ranked UFC Strawweight 


30 Oct 2020

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119. CARLA ESPARZA: Fighting through 2020, developing more strength, committing to challenges on the path to victory.

BlackBeltBeauty Radio

Carla Esparza (aka Cookie Monster) is one of the strongest most badass MMA fighters in the strawweight division of the UFC. She is on a 4 fight win streak with her most recent win on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.  She holds the record for the most takedowns in women’s UFC history. Carla holds a lot of 1st’s: She was the first UFC Strawweight Champion, the first Invicta Strawweight Champion AND she was the very 1st guest on this podcast.   You might even know her from the reality TV series, The Ultimate Fighter, where her high-level MMA skills were showcased when she won the 16-woman tournament and gained her contract into the UFC. Carla is considered one of the best strawweight fighters in the world and she is proving to only be getting better. In this episode, we talk about leadership, emotional agility, fortifying strength, resilience + endurance in the race for victory. We also get down on some fun talks around beauty by way of Carla’s makeup/skincare routine and why having a routine is important to her. I'm so proud to have my girl back on the show. Carla is truly an incredible woman with a powerful mindset that is leading her into greater victories from the internal + external, all while pivoting around + overcoming adversities. This conversation offers so much inspiring insight about what it takes to develop the mindset of a “champion” and overcome adversity not only in the octagon but in life. Enjoy! xRx If you're loving this podcast/episode please share it on your IG stories and tag @roxylook @blackbeltbeauty @carlaesparza1  Subscribe to this podcast on and give us a 5-Star review on Itunes STAY CONNECTED WITH CARLA: INSTAGRAM TWITTER FACEBOOK  UFC WEBSITE  PS.✨Ready for more kick-ass energy to RULE your day with? I got you. Get your free, 10-minute morning ritual download here: https://www.blackbeltbeauty.com/kickass-energy

1hr 23mins

15 Sep 2020

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Ag Fight Entrevista: Amanda Ribas analisa Carla Esparza. pede por luta em 2020 e relembra ataques machistas que sofreu

AgFight MMA

Nova sensação do UFC, lutadora celebrou o crescimento de sua popularidade e revelou detalhes sobre os planos para o futuro de sua carreira. Confira a entrevista completa!


15 Aug 2020

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Ag Fight Entrevista: Marina Rodriguez analisa duelo contra Carla Esparza e celebra evolução no octógono

AgFight MMA

Peso-palha (52 kg) brasileira perdeu sua invencibilidade em duelo equilibrado contra a ex-campeã do evento. De volta ao Brasil, Marina conversou com a reportagem da Ag. Fight sobre seu momento na organização


13 Aug 2020

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What the Heck: Episode 18 | Carla Esparza, Manel Kape, Tanner Boser, Curtis Millender & Jesse Ronson

MMA Fighting

On this week’s episode of What the Heck, Mike Heck chats with Carla Esparza (5:37) as she recaps her UFC on ESPN 14 win over Marina Rodriguez, talks being ready for a big fight next, which includes a title fight with Zhang Weili. Manel Kape (22:44) explains why he’ll no longer be making his octagon debut at UFC 252, his thoughts on Deiveson Figueiredo’s flyweight title win, and why he loves the idea of Cody Garbrandt potentially dropping down to 125.UFC heavyweight Tanner Boser (39:34) recaps his second-round TKO win over Raphael Pessoa at UFC on ESPN 14, talks a potential matchup with Maurice Greene, a recent Twitter contest he introduced, and more. In addition, Curtis Millender (56:53) previews his upcoming fight with Sabah Homasi at Bellator 243, and Jesse Ronson (1:08:14) explains how his first-round submission win over Nicolas Dalby at UFC on ESPN 14 almost didn’t happen. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgHCheck out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLiVisit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvMLike MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7ZFollow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 32mins

30 Jul 2020

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#521 - Carla Esparza and Sean McCorkle

MMA Roasted

On this episode of the MMA Roasted Podcast, Adam and Greg talk to Carla Esparza and Sean McCorkle.

1hr 3mins

18 May 2020

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Curtis Blaydes Takes Aim At Female Athletes PLUS Carla Esparza & Chris Duffin

The Luke Thomas Show

UFC heavyweight Curtis Blaydes had a lot to say about how female athletes promote themselves on social media. Luke Thomas analyzes his argument and chats with UFC Strawweight and former champion Carla Esparza and top-ranked powerlifter and world-class strength trainer Chris Duffin.


1 May 2020

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1: Carla Esparza: "Make finishing a habit"- Life lessons, girl talk + SO much more with UFC fighter Carla "Cookie Monster" Esparza.

BlackBeltBeauty Radio

Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza is the FIRST EVER UFC Strawweight champion.  She’s a highly skilled fighter that has been leading the way for women in the fight game for several years now and is not showing any signs of slowing down soon. The life of a fighter offers many challenges both mentally and physically but Carla has developed the skills to dance with her challenges, not allowing them to defeat her but instead to use them as fuel to her process that makes continues to elevate her performance in the Octagon and outside of it. Aside from the warrior living within this woman, she is a female who loves to embrace the pleasure in being a woman by making beauty, fashion, and the unity of her friendships with her girls as a big part of the joy she lives in her life.  It’s within that beautiful and badass combination that Carla not only represents a sense of limitlessness with the defiance of putting a female athletes in a box that  can separate them from their innate feminine side; a side she loves to embrace.   Her journey to get the UFC Strawweight Champion belt back continues on Dec 30 2017 in Las Vegas at UFC 219 where she will face Cynthia Cavillo in her 6th UFC fight; a fight that is sure to be amazing and not one to miss. There were no shortages of laughs in this fun and inspiring conversation with Carla, she is a true martial artist and a very empowered woman who has inspired the path of so many female fighters to believe their own ability to create a robust career in the fight world. Our conversation is sure to offer some inspiration gems that will add some fuel to your own motivation tank.   In this episode we discuss: Carla’s family background and upbringing The starting point towards her martial arts journey The value in her relationships with her coaches Being a female in a male dominant sport The value in her relationships with her coaches Mindset towards camp and UFC 219 Her experience as a fighter on the TUF reality show How she keeps her mind in a calm set and processes fear What being in camp looks like for her How she processes losing Her love and pleasure in the process embracing her feminine side Love life and male qualities that hold her interest Her childhood hero’s Her legacy- what she wants to be remembered for as a professional fighter Books mentioned:  The 7 Habits of highly successful people Stay connected with Carla through Instagram & Twitter: @carlaesparza1

1hr 30mins

28 Dec 2017

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Top 10 MMA Fighter Carla Esparza


Breaking in at #10 in the Unified MMA rankings, Carla Esparza is coming off a close loss to fellow Bellator fighter Jessica Aguilar in what is a front runner of match of the year. Espazra will face popular fighter Felice Herrig at the XFC in December. We'll catch up with Esparza on training for this tough fight with Herrig and her gorals going into 2012.


16 Nov 2011

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SportsGeeks™ Featuring Carla Esparza

SportsGeeks™ #1 in WMMA

Join Rammy and MarQ as we interview Carla on her upcoming match against Nina Ansaroff on Dec 10th at the Winter Brawl...Hello everyone join SportsGeeks with your host Rammy and MarQ-New Editor from fightergirls.com for another great week in women's sports live here on Blog Talk Radio. Your sports leader in Womens Professional Sports Women's MMA and Women's Tackle Football is going to be discussed along with NFL news which include the Chicago Bears. Every week marQ will give us his expert analysis on women's MMA and Rammy will give his analysis on women's tackle football. Join us live for live interviews with some of the best professional female mma fighters in the world along with some of the best professional women tackle football players. Within the past year we have interviewed Sarah Kaufman, Roxanne Modafferi, Miesha Tate, Michelle Ould and many other professional fighters.

1hr 2mins

7 Dec 2010