Vanessa Demopoulos quit job as STRIPPER just six weeks before UFC 270 as she celebrates first win vs Silvana Juarez

VANESSA DEMOPOULOS revealed she quit her STRIPPER job just six weeks before beating Silvana Juarez at UFC 270.

The strawweight stopped her 13-year pole dancing career to focus fully on her most recent training camp.


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And the decision paid off as Demopoulos beat Juarez with a first-round armbar.

She admitted: “I don’t think it’s a secret, I was an exotic entertainer for 13 years.

“And I didn’t actually say it on the mic, but I’d like to say it right now – I walked away from being a stripper to continue this camp.

“I quit dancing about six to eight weeks ago just so I could focus full-time on MMA, take this extremely seriously in the gym every single day.”

Demopoulos, who improved to 6-4, even revealed her performing days helped improve her jiu-jitsu.

She said: “A lot of my jiu-jitsu actually comes from my expertise as a pole dancer."

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Demopoulos is now 1-1 officially in the UFC and hopes to break out as a star in the promotion.

She said: “I’m glad I look like the new superstar because I am. I am definitely the new superstar so they need to keep their eyes peeled on that.

“I didn’t feel the pressure because I wasn’t trying to be anything that I’m not.”

Demopoulos added: “I’ve heard all the, ‘Don’t waste your energy when you’re walking out.’

"You should see me in the locker room. You’d think that was all the energy anybody has.”

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