Former UFC champion Carla Esparza forced to sell her TUF Harley-Davidson motorcycle with financial struggles

December 2, 2016 1:35 pm by Russell Ess
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The first-ever women’s UFC and Invicta strawweight champion, Carla Esparza is facing some tough times.

Since losing the UFC strawweight title to current champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 185 back in March of 2015, Esparza has fought just once in the Octagon, picking up a unanimous decision win over Julianna Lima.

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The current #3 UFC ranked strawweight stated that she is facing financial troubles and is being forced to put her The Ultimate Fighter Harley-Davidson prize motorcycle up for sale. Esparza won the motorcylcle after winning the season 20 competition .

Esparza posted the following on social media:

If anyone is interested, I am selling my 2015 Harley Breakout that I won on The Ultimate Fighter 20 “A Champion Will be Crowned”. Brand new (bc of my shoulder surgery), purchase price was $19,799. Going with highest bid OBO.

It’s very unfortunate that I am selling this bike not because I want to, but because I HAVE to in order to make ends meet. After having a year off from shoulder surgery (injury obtained at UFC 185), taking a short notice fight, and then 8 months since that fight, I literally have enough in my bank account to pay for 2 more months of bills.

I need to fight and have been asking for a fight for so long, multiple times a week. I know I can make my run again but I also know that after being off for so long that I’m not ready to fight a title contention fight right away and all I’m being offered is the #1 contender (whom I’ve accepted and been scheduled to fight 2x in the past). I’m 100% down for that fight. I just asked for just one non-title contention fight with an actual camp after having so much time off from injury and the result is being benched for 8 months and still no word of a fight, not even a whisper. I’m at a loss of what to do. When I make my run, my intention is to WIN not because I’m being forced to when I’m not ready.

Just frustrated and sad ๐Ÿ™ if anyone is interested in buying my Harley or knows someone that might please contact me at carlakristen1010@gmail.com

If anyone is interested, I am selling my 2015 Harley Breakout that I won on The Ultimate Fighter 20 “A Champion Will be Crowned”. Brand new (bc of my shoulder surgery), purchase price was $19,799. Going with highest bid OBO. It’s very unfortunate that I am selling this bike not because I want to, but because I HAVE to in order to make ends meet. After having a year off from shoulder surgery (injury obtained at UFC 185), taking a short notice fight, and then 8 months since that fight, I literally have enough in my bank account to pay for 2 more months of bills. I need to fight and have been asking for a fight for so long, multiple times a week. I know I can make my run again but I also know that after being off for so long that I’m not ready to fight a title contention fight right away and all I’m being offered is the #1 contender (whom I’ve accepted and been scheduled to fight 2x in the past). I’m 100% down for that fight. I just asked for just one non-title contention fight with an actual camp after having so much time off from injury and the result is being benched for 8 months and still no word of a fight, not even a whisper. I’m at a loss of what to do. When I make my run, my intention is to WIN not because I’m being forced to when I’m not ready. Just frustrated and sad ๐Ÿ™ if anyone is interested in buying my Harley or knows someone that might please contact me at carlakristen1010@gmail.com

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