Former UFC girls’s bantamweight and WWE star Jessamyn Duke has made an pressing plea for donations as floods ravage her house state of Kentucky.
The floods affecting the japanese a part of the state have already claimed 37 lives, with rescue groups at the moment combing the area for a whole lot of lacking individuals. 1000’s of Kentuckians have been displaced, with the floods destroying important electrical energy, water and roadway infrastructure.
Duke, a local of Whitesburg, Kentucky, took to Twitter to make an pressing plea for donations to the flood-stricken state. She additionally shared a picture taken by her cousin, who was left trapped in her residence together with her household.
“My house is being devastated with floods proper now. Extra rain is coming. In case you can assist, please click on the hyperlink beneath and contribute to the EKY Flood reduction. This picture is from my cousin, the place her and her husband have been trapped of their residence. http://Teamekyfloodrelieffund.ky.gov,” tweeted Duke.
Jessamyn Duke’s Journey From MMA To WWE Fame
Duke started her skilled MMA profession within the Invicta Preventing Championships. With a document together with two wins and a no-contest, she then took half within the eighteenth season of The Final Fighter in 2013, which noticed none aside from Julianna Peña take house prime honors.
As a member of Staff Rousey, Duke defeated Laura Howarth through submission, earlier than dropping through choice to future UFC featherweight Raquel Pennington. She then entered the UFC in 2013, the place she would combat thrice with out success, earlier than resigning with Invicta in 2016. Duke ended her MMA profession later that yr after struggling back-to-back first-round losses.
Like her former The Final Fighter group captain Ronda Rousey, “The Gun” then transitioned into knowledgeable wrestling profession with the WWE. There, she teamed up with Rousey as soon as extra, with the duo forming one half of the “4 Horsewomen of MMA,” which additionally included former UFC Fighter Shayna Baszler and former Invicta fighter Marina Shafir.
Duke was launched from her WWE contract in 2021 and now spends her time as a videogame streamer.