During the official weigh-ins for last Saturday’s UFC 266 event, women’s flyweight fighter Roxanne Modafferi struck a pose that should be instantly recognizable to any Attack on Titan fan: the now-famous salute used by the Scout Regiment of the Attack on Titan series.
— Roxanne Modafferi (@Roxyfighter) September 24, 2021
Nicknamed ‘The Happy Warrior’, the 39-year-old MMA fighter has an impressive fighting career. With her bout against Talia Santos in UFC 266, she is now one of the record holders for the highest number of MMA fights for a woman in MMA history.
“I want to be the Symbol of Peace.” “In this world, those who smile are the strongest.” ~ My Hero Academia, All Might & Nana Shimura. #inspiration #anime #ufc #myheroacademia pic.twitter.com/lfojvIS5tx
— Roxanne Modafferi (@Roxyfighter) October 5, 2018
Besides Modafferi, other UFC fighters have also made anime references in the lead-up and during high-profile matches. One of the most recently notable is current UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, who mimicked scribbling a name, Death Note style, during his championship bout against Robert Whittaker.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) October 6, 2019
Source: Roxanne Modafferi’s Twitter post
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