In a planet total of “jerks” who use a terrible perspective and conduct to get extra eyeballs their way, Germaine de Randamie has generally opted to remain true to herself. As a consequence, “Iron Lady” feels she has not been finding the regard she genuinely justifies in the globe of combined martial arts (MMA).
While she is rated No. 1 in the women’s Bantamweight division, de Randamie doesn’t just dominate headlines with soundbites or out-of-the cage issues that keep her in the community eye, for superior or worse. What she does do, even though, is kick butt and get names in and out of the cage as she is not only entire world-course fighter, but a law enforcement officer.
Right after choking out Julianna Pena last evening (Sat., Oct. 2, 2020) at UFC Battle Island 4 (see it), de Randamie thinks it is superior time that folks get started putting some prolonged overdue respect on her title.
“I have built record in my vocation a few situations – a large amount of couple occasions. I definitely did not get the regard, and I have found in the previous if you are a jerk, you get the regard in the UFC. I never want to be a jerk. I want to keep genuine to myself. But I feel I are worthy of a minimal more regard for all that I’ve performed in my occupation.”
Certainly, de Randamie was UFC’s first-at any time women’s Featherweight champion, but she did capture some warmth for her unwillingness to struggle Cris Cyborg, though she experienced her personal explanations for that. All that apart, “Iron Lady” has only misplaced to a single individual within the Octagon, and that is present-day champ-champ Amanda Nunes.
Now that she is again in the acquire column, de Randamie could be in line for a rematch versus Holly Holm, which could establish the No. 1 contender in the division, which will gain the victor an additional shot at dethroning “Lioness.”
If Germaine is the one to achieve that feat, the respect should really occur in truck loads.