The biggest takeaway here is that fighters can now use breastfeeding to cut weight. Mackenzie Dern is out here changing the game.
Want the UFC to have a designated breastfeeding station at all their events, just so angry dude-bros can get mad about it.
So MMA’s favorite weight cutting, accent adapting, jiu-jitsu She-Ra, Mackenzie Dern is coming back to the UFC. And she has a baby. Dern gave birth to her daughter on June 9th and she is ready to fight again in just a few months.
It’s 2019 and MMA moms can truly have it all.
Speaking with the powerful Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting, Dern provided an update on her UFC return.
“The UFC was struggling to decide if they would clear me or not because I’m still breast-feeding, they were afraid that I would stop producing milk when I cut weight and affect my daughter, but it’s all good. I’ve been cleared by the doctors and the UFC. I’m feeling fine.
We get more tired because we don’t get to sleep sometimes and have to wake up early, but other than that everything is normal. It’s just like one of those regular training camps I had prior to being a mom.”
“I’m just six pounds over the limit and I still have seven weeks left. I know that breastfeeding helps burning calories without even noticing it, plus all the training. My weight is fine, I’m actually surprised. My idea is to burn the fat I got because of the milk and all that, and add muscle.”
Dern fights next versus Amanda Ribas at a Fight Night card in Tampa, Fla., on Oct. 12.
So even after having a baby the MMA world may never get Flyweight Mackenzie Dern? Curious to see how blessed from the Gods mom strength translates to the strawweight division.