Waterson took on Paige VanZant on Saturday night, and finished the strawweight contender with a rear-naked-choke. Since PVZ was ranked #7 prior to the bout, the expectation is that Waterson will take on a top contender next.
Well, speaking of that, recently the #4 ranked Namajunas posted this on Instagram:
First off I want to congratulate @karatehottiemma on a SPECTACULAR performance! You showed tremendous growth and hunger as a fighter/mother/wife/cool person since knowing you so hats off to you! Secondly I want to acknowledge the messages I've been getting from my fans that this is the next matchup y'all want to see! Me too! Make it happen @danawhite @ufc
“Thug”, meanwhile, is coming off a split decision loss to Karolina Kowalkiewicz in July.