Lauren Murphy responds to fan pointing out her giving the middle finger to Liliya Shakirova at face-off

Lauren Murphy showed the middle finger to Liliya Shakirova in her last fight

Lauren Murphy wasn’t impressed by Liliya Shakirova trying to play mind games and gave her the middle finger

Lauren Murphy isn’t someone to be messed with and the 37-year-old American has nerves of steel.

Lucky, as she is called, isn’t all that lucky in the Octagon as she has won her fair share of fights and is looking to win the Flyweight title.

Lauren Murphy beat Liliya Shakirova
Lauren Murphy punches Liliya Shakirova of Uzbekistan in their women’s flyweight bout during the UFC 254 event on October 24, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

She called out the champion, Valentina Shevchenko, after her win over Liliya Shakirova. While Murphy is ranked #5 in the division, she is on a four-fight win streak and has defeated some stellar names such as Roxanne Modafferi and Andrea Lee.

However, there was one moment that some might have missed before her win over Shakirova. The pair were dealing with the face-off and Shakirova tried to fake a punch at Murphy but Lucky didn’t flinch.

While Dana White stepped in to ensure nothing happens, she flipped the middle finger at her rival.

Not the first time for Murphy

A fan posted the screenshot at Murphy and the UFC star responded to this event. Murphy claimed this wasn’t the first time she had done such a move prior too:

It will be interesting to see what is next for Murphy given her call-out to Shevchenko. The Bullet is one of the best in the UFC and hasn’t lost a fight in two years.

Shevchenko last defeated Katlyn Chookagian at UFC 247 and her next fight is against Jennifer Maia at UFC 255.

Shevchenko has only lost to Amanda Nunes in her MMA career, and she is the favourite to keep hold of her crown.

Valentina Shevchenko is one of the greatest MMA stars of all-time
Valentina Shevchenko looks during Q&A session of Fan Experience at UFC Performance Institute on June 21, 2019 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Yifan Ding/Getty Images)

Murphy might need another win to get close to Shevchenko, and it will be interesting to see who she faces in her next fight.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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