Congratulations are in voice for Germaine de Randamie.
The dilapidated UFC featherweight champion announced on Tuesday that she and her lady friend, Samantha, are looking at for their first child collectively subsequent one year.
“We can in the end shout it from the tip of our lungs,” wrote De Randamie on Instagram. “WE ARE PREGNANT. We are blessed with our minute miracle. Anticipated March 2023.”
Before her championship fight against Amanda Nunes at UFC 245 with reference to three years previously, De Randamie hinted at her subsequent chapter in existence, which integrated retiring from blended martial arts and having a baby.
“I’m repeatedly sure in every convey and naturally you imagine about it. Attributable to I want to alter valid into a mom in the end,” De Randamie suggested Drake Riggs. “But at this level neutral correct now, I don’t know, on epic of I don’t mediate it’s a thought that ought to be in my concepts neutral correct now. You attain be pleased a idea to your self, but it completely’s not a thought that’s crossing my concepts neutral correct now. And I don’t mediate that’s the excellent thought to be pleased neutral correct now. But I attain know, there’s not considerable left for me to attain after this. I’m capable of protect the belt or if I lose, there’s not considerable to attain after this. We’ll inquire.”
She went on to endure a unanimous dedication loss to Nunes, but returned to the Octagon after a one year to fight Julianna Peña at UFC on ESPN: Holm vs. Aldana. De Randamie submitted Peña through third-spherical guillotine and became awarded a ‘Efficiency of the Evening’ bonus.
Since then, the ‘Iron Girl’ has remained on the sidelines with injuries. She became anticipated to fight Irene Aldana at UFC 268 but became pressured to withdraw attributable to an undisclosed damage.
Ahead of her absence, De Randamie went 7-2 in the UFC. After going 3-1 in her first four appearances, the CSA Holland product vied for the inaugural featherweight championship at UFC 208 against Holly Holm, who she defeated through unanimous dedication.