Germaine de Randamie Aims For UFC Return After Giving Birth And 3 Years Layoff

"The Iron Lady" is looking forward to an epic UFC return.

Germaine De Randamie
Germaine De Randamie - Image credit @ironladymma Instagram
  • Germaine de Randamie announced her possible UFC return after giving birth this past March
  • “The Iron Lady” revealed what pushed her back to fighting after three long years of inactivity

Former UFC women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie is gunning for a comeback before the current year ends. Ahead of her possible UFC return, “The Iron Lady” opened up about why she feels the itch to step inside the Octagon again.

October or November

Speaking to UFC Eurosport, De Randamie, who gave birth to her son Isaiah on March 20, revealed that she has been back in full training. She doesn’t have an exact date yet but she is certain she will make her return in either October or November.

“We are full in training and I don’t have a date yet, but we are going for November or October, end of October or November,” De Randamie said. “I’m feeling good, I’m waiting for the call right now. My manager is negotiating, so we’ll see, but 2023 it will be, anyway.”

Germaine is feeling the fire inside Her

De Randamie also acknowledged that after three years of being away, she sensed an inner fire driving her back to the fighting arena. Also, “The Iron Lady” confided that she wants to make her son proud and she will use it as a motivation.

“I have to say very honestly after three years it is tough because I am also getting older by the day,” De Randamie revealed. “My body feels that, but there is a fire burning in me. You can no longer take that figure away, and especially now that I have become a mother, I fight with a different goal: my little man. I want to make him proud. I want him to be proud of mama. So in the end, whoever is in front of me, it will be them or me, that’s one thing for sure.”

De Randamie became the first-ever UFC women’s featherweight champion after beating Holly Holm at UFC 208. She went on and won two more fights and earned a title shot against Amanda Nunes for the bantamweight strap. Unfortunately, De Randamie lost to Nunes via decision but was able to bounce back with a submission win over Julianna Pena before taking a break from fighting.

Published on August 28, 2023 at 12:16 pm
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