Valerie Loureda recently retired from Bellator MMA and decided to fulfil her dream to become a pro wrestler. Now that she’s in WWE, she is ready to make an impact. She also feels MMA is easier than pro wrestling.

Loureda confirmed her exit from MMA and signed a contract with WWE. The 23-year-old already made her Performance Center debut last month. She also made it clear she wants to duke it out with Ronda Rousey in the future.

While speaking to Denise Salcedo, Valerie Loureda talked about transitioning from the world of combat sports to professional wrestling. Loureda stated that she feels MMA is easier than pro wrestling.

“I feel like fighting is easier because when you go into a cage, you have one goal and that’s to win or hurt that person. And in WWE, there are so many things going on and you do have to be a true entertainer. For me, the difference is striking but not striking to hurt someone. There are little things like that, but truly I love it. I am truly in love with it. I feel like a white belt again. I am just embracing the process and just getting better every day.” 

Loureda also really wants to work with Charlotte Flair in WWE. Valerie Loureda, at the age of 24, is still quite young. With a 4-1 MMA record, the sky is truly the limit for the young star. We’ll have to see how she will fare in WWE.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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