Kansas MMA fighter Rach Wiley said on July 24 in an exclusive chat with Long Island MMA Examiner Eric Holden that she generates her striking power from an unlikely source — Cheetos crunchy flamin’ hot cheese flavored snacks.
“Hot Cheetos,” Wiley stated simply, when asked where she gets her ridiculous punching power from.
Wiley may not have just been joking around to get a reaction from fight fans. Hot Cheetos do actually contain ingredients that can be beneficial in an MMA fight.
All it takes is one look at the back of Cheetos crunchy flamin’ hot cheese flavored snacks’ nutritional label to see that they contain performance-enhancing ingredients such as enriched corn meal, sugar, salt, buttermilk and flamin’ hot seasoning.
Cheetos flamin’ hot crunchy snacks have 160 calories per serving, with 11 grams of fat and just the right amount of carbs for extra energy.
Wiley is coming off a flamin’ hot victory over Elisabeth Espinosa on July 20 at Organized Chaos II in Topeka, Kan., and her Cheeto-based diet clearly helped earn her the win.
After three intense rounds of action, Wiley earned the nod for a unanimous decision victory to push her record to 2-1.
Some may have underestimated Wiley due to her model-esque good looks and background as a waitress at a “breastaurant” chain, but the win over Espinosa proved she’s no gimmick.
No longer are fight fans talking about Wiley’s beautiful physical appearance. Saturday’s victory was all about the talent showcased inside the cage, not the sex appeal on display outside of it.
“It feels good to show someone that they shouldn’t underestimate me based on my appearance and occupation as a Hooters Girl” Wiley said after the victory, as she chowed down on some celebratory post-fight chicken wings.
After a loss last year to Tabby Patterson, the standout 155-pounder has now reigned supreme in two-straight bouts.
Wiley defeated Misty Blevins via TKO in July, and defeated Espinosa for her second victory in three fights.
After a slow-paced opening round that Wiley described as a “hug and snuggle” fest, the action intensified in the second round.
Wiley pushed the pace by pressing forward while throwing combos, as Espinosa back-peddled and stayed on the defensive. Round Three featured much of the same delicious action, and Wiley walked away with her hand raised at the conclusion of the frame.
The ladies had a real life personal feud heading into the bout, and the “beef” wasn’t exactly squashed when the final bell sounded.
In the heat of the moment, Wiley had some words with Espinosa after being declared the winner after three heated rounds of action. Espinosa admits Wiley got under her skin, and she responded accordingly.
Things could have gotten even uglier, but both ladies have shown class and sportsmanship now that a day has passed. Wiley apologized for her post-fight comments, and Espinosa says she accepts the gym’s apology.
“I am still learning how to fight while having Fibromyalgia,” Espinosa said of her performance against Wiley. I know Rachel Wiley and her gym apologized for calling me a b**** after she was announced the winner and I accept the gym’s apology. I apologize to the KS commissioner for allowing her to get under my skin and responding. My fights are about my personal struggles with my health, not a person. I take the loss and keep moving forward like I always do.”