A win over Eubanks would put her at 3-0 in the UFC with a slim list of potential opponents ahead of her in the top 10 rankings in the women’s bantamweight division.
Still, Ladd won’t be calling out any big names or saying that she should be fighting for the title even if that’s what everybody else might be thinking.
“The word I use a lot is ‘excitable’. I’m not very excitable as far as things like that go,” Ladd said. “I don’t pay much attention to it. I’m doing my own thing. I’m preparing my own way. I don’t dwell on other people’s thoughts, whether positive or negative; that’s an outside thing. That doesn’t affect what I’m doing now or what I’m trying to achieve.”
Then again, Ladd didn’t shy away from a fight against a former champion when it was offered, so even if her instinct says slow and steady wins the race, she’s never going to back down from a golden opportunity if it’s presented to her.
“I’m certainly trying to take that approach, but then opportunities come along like, ‘Hey, do you want to fight Holly Holm?’” Ladd said with a laugh. “If they want to give me a really far up there, top fighter, that’s okay. If they want to give me people just coming in who are just tough, that’s fine.
“We’re all here, we’re all very tough, we’re all good. We’re all signed by the UFC. I’ll fight anybody.”