Germaine de Randamie Rather Be People’s Champion Than UFC Champ • MMA News
Its been over a 12 months since combined martial arts (MMA) followers have seen former UFC girls’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie compete. “The Iron Lady” received the inaugural strap again in February of 2017. She defeated Holly Holm in a controversial unanimous determination win.
It marked the Dutchwoman’s third-straight victory contained in the Octagon. Nonetheless, after profitable the title, there was some hypothesis about “GDR’s” want to combat Cris Cyborg. Initially, she mentioned she had some accidents to fix after her combat with Holm. She later launched an announcement refusing to combat Cyborg, as a result of her previous points with Efficiency Enhancing Medication (PEDs).
Consequently, the UFC stripped her of the championship. De Randamie has been scheduled to combat twice since then, however has pulled out of each as a result of accidents. Now, she’s slated to make the stroll to the Octagon this weekend (Sat. November 10, 2018) towards Raquel Pennington.
Chatting with media this week, de Randamie was requested about her controversial title reign and being stripped of her belt. Nonetheless, “GDR” mentioned she doesn’t care about being a UFC champion, and would a lot reasonably be a champion of the individuals (by way of MMA Junkie):
“No matter what people say, I still fought the fight,” de Randamie mentioned. “I’m nonetheless pleased with the combat. However I don’t – actually, I don’t care about any belts. I’m 10 instances world champion in kickboxing. I’m European champion a number of instances, I’m Dutch champion a number of instances. I’ve sufficient belts.
“It’s a cool belt to have. I’m not going to lie. It’s beautiful. But do I care about the belt? No. I’d rather be the people’s champion than the UFC champion. Win the crowd, win your freedom, right?”
What do you concentrate on Randamie’s feedback?