Plum looks forward to resuming the second half of the WNBA season when the Olympics conclude, and she hopes to continue her gig as a UFC matchmaker. She connected with the organization while rehabbing her Achilles injury at the UFC Rehab Center. However, she is adamant she won’t get into the ring herself. But, for the record, she would match Breanna Stewart and A’ja Wilson, Sue Bird, Courtney Vandersloot, or Jewell Lloyd and Courtney Williams.
But first, Tokyo. Plum has soaked up this fantastic opportunity and knows going to the Olympics is a dream for every athlete. In her case, coming back from a serious injury, she feels blessed. She views her injury that may just have been the best thing that happened to her. It allowed her to evaluate what was important in her life and how she could be better: as a woman, athlete, and teammate.
Plum has come a long way from the kid getting bullied about looking like a tomboy and having a unibrow. Basketball has always been her comfort, her sanctuary. It was a place she could be herself, and with the support of her family, she thrived. She would give that message to young girls today: find something you love, be passionate about it, have fun and enjoy it.