Q&A Interview with UFC Star Jessica Eye

UFC star Jessica Eye highly anticipates an inspiring date with destiny at the highly awaited and much publicized UFC 216 inside the world famous T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 7 as the very talented Ohio native, who FOX Sports called “One of the best strikers in the division”, will face UFC megastar and “Dancing with the Stars” finalist Paige VanZant in a surefire epic encounter which has effectively been on the lips of millions around the world.

Jessica Eye’s mainstream media crossover appeal has seen the appealing UFC star model in Cosmopolitan as well as being reference in hip-hop superstar/Hollywood actor Machine Gun Kelly’s “Til I Die” (remix).

FOX Sports 96.9 FM/1340 AM’s Dean Perretta caught up with UFC star Jessica Eye to briefly talk about her much talked about forthcoming UFC 216 pay-per-view clash with Paige VanZant inside the glitz and glamor of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada as well as her biggest career goals and ambitions which she aims to achieve.

Q: Jessica, you will be facing Paige VanZant at UFC 216 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. How has the overall training preparation been for you this time around during the build-up to the highly awaited showdown with Paige VanZant?

Nothing has really changed except for my eating program to get back down to 125.

Q: Which particular areas of Paige VanZant’s game do you feel you can effectively exploit the most throughout your forthcoming encounter at UFC 216?

I really don’t think there’s any specific thing. I think that I’m more skilled technically and physically stronger at 125

Q: A triumphant win over VanZant at UFC 216 would most certainly put the entire division on notice. What would a victory mean for you personally inside the world famous T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada?

It would mean everything to me. I’ve been on a losing streak since I moved up a class that I never should’ve been in. We’ve tried for many years and I deserve this opportunity and I’m going to capitalize on it.

Q: In terms of predictability as a Mixed Martial Artist, do you generally feel you have Paige VanZant well-scouted with regards to her overall repertoire?

I don’t scout people, my coaches do. My job is to listen and execute our game plan. If there’s something they feel I need to look at, then I’ll focus on it. Other than that, I focus on myself.

Q: Before we leave Jessica, what are your primary goals which you aim to successfully achieve in your career in UFC?

The primary goal is to be a world champion and set myself up for life. To feel accomplished and gratified by all the years of hard work that I have put in. I’ve been given my chance to excel at a weight class that best suits me.


Dean Perretta

Dean Perretta is a 2x SEA Award-winning creative, Broadcast Journalist, Reporter, Courtside Analyst for BBC televised London Lions and Executive Producer who currently contributes to FOX Sports 96.9 FM/1340 AM, NBC News featured hit News2Share in Washington, D.C and VAVEL in New York. Perretta's work has been published in reputable publications in newsstands and online in the United States, Germany, Spain, Canada and the United Kingdom and has interviewed a plethora of influential superstars in the world of professional sports (Asafa Powell, Michael Vick, Alysson Felix, Valentina Shevchenko, Todd Grisham, Lisa Guerrero); Perretta is a one-time AAU basketball reporter who has also covered the acclaimed NBA Footlocker 3x World Tour (interviewing NBA San Antonio Spurs star Rudy Gay); Perretta was invited to the world class Gracie Jiu-Jitsu seminar in May 2017 hosted by Bellator MMA Brand Ambassador, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Pioneer, Brazilian national treasure/hero and UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie and has a global reach outside of the United States into desirable markets such as Asia and Europe. Furthermore, Perretta was also officially invited as a guest to the Olympic Musuem in Laussane, Switzerland prior to the advent of the London 2012 Olympics to bear the Olympic torch. In the United Kingdom, BBC Radio's Nicola Richards, SKY TV's Vanessa Cruickshank, Fubar Radio/SKY TV Presenters Olivia Cox and Rachael Downie and BBC 5 Live's Award-winning presenter Claire Clottey have interviewed Dean Perretta as well as CBS Radio, ESPN Radio and FOX Sports Radio in the United States. Perretta has collaborated with globally reputable blue chip corporate businesses such as UFC, Bellator MMA, Singapore's ONE Championship, New Japan Pro Wrestling, RIZIN Fighting Federation, INVICTA FC, NBA, BAMMA, Arsenal W.F.C, IAAF Athletics, GLORY Kickboxing, Major League Soccer, English Premier League, SKY BET Championship, USL, WWE, Podcast One, GFW/Impact Wrestling, ROH and DDP Yoga.