Ilima-Lei Macfarlane missing the Bellator MMA flyweight championship this previous December just after suffering a unanimous choice defeat to Juliana Velasquez.
Macfarlane (11-1-) did not just get rid of the Bellator MMA flyweight championship past December, but also suffered the initially reduction of her skilled profession. The former champ says she “needed to experience a loss” and remains in excellent spirits following the defeat.
“I come to feel like people assumed I was far too comfy, and in some senses, I believe I was acquiring like that, way too. I wanted to experience a decline, and I imagine all people does in every sport. In something. You require to feel what it’s like to lose and answer appropriately. I misplaced my pet this yr, and that was for confident the worst point that transpired in 2020,” Macfarlane advised MMA Combating.
“It was terrific. That was the initial time I truly bled. I usually needed to have a truly bloody struggle, just a war. Nicely, it wasn’t definitely a war. I truly considered it was dull as sh*t. It was quite bloody. So that was cool. I felt what it is like to be break up open up and to have a damaged nose, and it was not seriously that lousy.” she ongoing.
The 30-yr-previous states she isn’t a hurry for a rematch and will in truth relish not getting to compete in a 5-spherical battle all over again.
“Nah, I’m good. I’m entirely fantastic. I was joking with my corners right immediately after the battle in the cage: ‘Does this imply I don’t have to teach for five rounds any longer?’” she explained.
Macfarlane thinks Liz Carmouche or Denise Kielholtz must be upcoming to fight for the belt, or at least struggle each other with the winner using on Juliana Velasquez for the title.
“I could see possibly of them battling for [the belt], or fighting each other for the probability. I’m excited to see how this shakes up the division.” she claimed.
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