Rin Nakai’s stint in the UFC was not a successful one. The Japanese fighter lost two fights by decision and was subsequently released by the promotion.
But she is on a good run of recent form having won six fights out of six since being handed her UFC walking papers. The bantamweight was last seen submitting a Thai debutant at Deep-Jewels 26 in 2019 but Nakai remains extremely ambitious.
While some of her recent opponents do not have good records she did score a notable submission win over Kanako Murata in 2016. Nakai has been extremely vocal on Twitter recently about her ambition to return to the UFC.
These tweets were picked up by the Japanese media this week and Nakai laid out exactly what she hopes to achieve,
“I want to fight in the UFC, my goal is to be UFC champion. I want to train in the US.”
Earning a second UFC contract might be more difficult. It is nearly two years since Nakai’s last fight and she hasn’t beaten an opponent with a winning record since 2016.
But as you can see from her Twitter feed Nakai has been training hard ahead of a potential US comeback:
To North America
Go back in time for the global impact of the coronavirus
I'm dying to play in the match
Put me in the match
I am confident in my ability, motivated and in good condition
Video simple#Global impact of coronavirus #Return time #I want to participate in a match pic.twitter.com/0fhx6zW2xJ
— Rin Nakai 中井りん (@RinNakai2) July 7, 2021