Whangarei mixed martial arts fighter, Renata Poa has a big fight on her hands.
But this one is outside of the ring.
Facing a ban from Princesses of Pain MMA events after competing in a recent A-grade fight five kilograms over the stipulated weight of 95kg, Poa says she's come under severe scrutiny from her opponent Gase Sanita, as well as PoP promoter and director Belinda Dunne for not conforming, despite shedding 32kg this year.
"I came out with the win, but now there's been a bit of backlash," Poa said.
"Cutting 11kg in two days wasn't good enough ... but the fighter still took the fight. I weighed in at 100[kg] and she weighed in at 87 and I didn't know she'd weighed in that light until after."
Letting the fight go ahead with full knowledge that Poa was over the required weight, PoP director and promoter Belinda Dunne admits she should have "pulled" the fight.
"I probably should have but I still don't know the correct answer to that," Dunne said. "That's something I'm going to have to think about before the next event.
"She [Poa] had an opponent pull out that was going to be a heavier weight for her, but that was a bit unfortunate ... I said that there wasn't anyone other than Gase who was willing to fight at 95kg - I said 'don't worry if you can't make the weight Renata, we'll just wait until next time'.
"The opponent [Sanita] and her coach really wanted the fight to go ahead and I didn't but I let it go ahead."
Despite this, Dunne said she is maintaining a firm stance that she won't allow Poa back into the PoP events, while also suggesting other New Zealand MMA event organisers should follow suit.
"The fight was cringeworthy, it was David and Goliath, it was like a 15-year-old beating up a five-year-old," she said.
"The fact that she's not in PoP now, it's going to be really hard for her to find opponents ... the biggest disappoint for me is that I believed in her.
"She was significantly over the weight and it's the second Princesses of Pain where she's weighed in over the weight. Last time when she fought at Princesses of Pain she was disqualified for kicking a girl in the head, an illegal and dangerous move.
"It's a bit more than that ... she never got her medicals in on time, she ordered tables and then cancelled them [and] she's just really quite a difficult person to deal with. Unfortunately she doesn't follow through with a lot of what she says and is quite good at twisting the facts."
Adding she feels the ban and the social media backlash has been unjust, Poa - a huge fan of MMA sensation Ronda Rousey - said she's at ends with where her fighting future now lies, and has drawn on inspiration from her idol to deal with the matter.
"The fight's still continuing.
"She's [Rousey] obviously being ripped to shreds on social media ... there are a few comparisons that can be made with what's happening to Rousey and it's just the way you handle it I guess."