Former Best Buy worker Summer Tapasa-Sataraka is simply living the dream right now.
Her textbook blocking form on a would-be shoplifter from stealing a portable speaker has led to her landing a job with the UFC.
“On Friday, [UFC President Dana White] officially offered Tapasa a job with the UFC,” he wrote.
“UFC vice president of communications Lenee Breckenridge said White initially thought Tapasa could work in a security capacity, but after being moved by talking with her, he felt that she could be valuable in an even greater role. No details on a potential position have been hammered out, Breckenridge said, but White plans to discuss it more with Tapasa on Saturday at UFC 246 at T-Mobile Arena.”
Here’s that viral moment at an Aiea, Hawaii, Best Buy:
Tapasa made an appearance at the UFC 246 weigh-in Wednesday, standing between main event fighters Conor McGregor and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone as they squared off.
“It was amazing,” Tapasa told ESPN. “I was like, I cannot believe I’m here in this moment. In this particular spot — I can’t believe it. It’s unbelievable.”
The 24-year-old had other job opportunities but she is willing to leave Hawaii and move to Las Vegas if the UFC wants her.
“I’m not gonna let this opportunity slide,” Tapasa said. “This is once in a lifetime.”