Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson Is Here To Kick Butt!

We caught up with the MMA maverick before tonight’s fight against Jessica Penn.

We caught up with the MMA maverick before tonight’s fight against Jessica Penn at Invicta FC 5!

Which do you prefer, Muay Thai or karate?

Muay Thai! It’s in my blood!

If a guy wanted to learn martial arts, what’s your best tip?

Always keep an open mind. And always remember that you can’t master something until you have done it a million times over.

How do you maintain such an amazing figure?

Diet has a lot to do with it! One of my best friends just started up a business where she delivers healthy meals right to my doorstep! It makes eating healthy a piece of cake. I also remember to just take it one day at a time. Small steps towards the big picture. Progress, not perfection!

You did some stunt work on the upcoming movie The Lone Ranger. How was that?

That was tons of fun! I was a town girl on top of the train when they were doing the celebration, and all hell broke loose! We had to jump off the train! We were working on one scene where Johnny Depp is strolling into a little town, and I’m inside this elevated train looking down. I was looking at him and he looked up and then waved. My cheeks turned bright red, and I thought, “Did he just wave at me?!” I waved back! When the scene was over, I raced to tell my friend that was right underneath me what happened, and she got a kick out of it because she was the one he was waving at. I was so embarrassed!


What was the last thing you had to apologize for?

I just played a pretty cruel April Fools’ joke on the matchmaker of this upcoming fight for Invicta. I called her up four days before the fight and told her that I was in the hospital with a knee injury and that I couldn’t fight. I could hear her heart drop from over the phone! I felt so bad, I had to apologize right away. It was pretty funny though!

What’s your favorite curse word?

Shitballs! I say it all the time, probably too much. I guess that’s what I get for being around a bunch of fighters.

What’s the worst hangover you’ve ever had?

I would have to say that it was in Las Vegas at a pool party. I got so smashed that I ended up wandering around the wrong hotel in my bikini in the middle of the night, looking for my room! To top it off, the security guy had to shuttle me to my hotel and my roommates were waiting for me with a wheelchair…

What was your first car?

Hyundai Elantra.

Do you have a scar that tells a story?

I have a scar underneath my bottom lip that I got when I was playing hide and go seek in the dark. My brother came around the corner and it scared me so much that I jumped up and tried to run at the same time! I fell flat on my face – my bottom teeth pierced through my lip and there was blood everywhere. I was too scared to go to the doctor, so I got stuck with a pretty cool scar under my lip.

Do you have a party trick?

I can take a beer bottle and place a dollar bill flat on top of it, place four quarters on top, and pull the dollar bill out from between the two without touching the bottle or the quarters. And the quarters stay put!

What’s the biggest thing you’ve ever put in your mouth?

My own fist!

What’s the one thing to remember in a fist fight?

Don’t use your fists! Your hands have way too many bones that can break. Use your elbows and knees. Hit and don’t get hit! Short and sweet. 

Who was the last person to see you naked?

My husband, of course! Sorry, guys.

Finish this sentence: If I ruled the world for a day, I would…

Throw a huge block party, only every country would be involved. It would be a world party! Everybody out on the streets partying their butts off! Nothing like a little bit of fun to unite our nations – fun is something we all have in common. That’s what I would call ‘rocking your world’! 

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