Carla Esparza is a former UFC champion who also goes by the name, "The Cookie Monster." Her mother is from Ecuador, and her father is an American with a background made up of Irish, English and Scottish. At only 27 years old, she is ranked as the the number one strawweight contender. Her background is in wrestling, which she had competed for in the high school and and collegiate levels.
According to MMA Weekly, Esparza will not be fighting for a few weeks due to a shoulder injury that happened during her fight last fight with Joanna Jedrzejczyk in March.
“I will be undergoing surgery as a result of a shoulder injury from my last fight. I will be out 6-8 months,” she wrote. (June 23rd)
Hopefully she'll be back and kickin' butt soon!