Claudia Gadelha has only been medically suspended for 45 days due to an eyebrow laceration following her decision loss to Jessica Andrade this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 117, but she’s signalled to her fans that she doesn’t intend to get back into the Octagon for a while.
In an instagram post, The 28-year-old Gadelha explained that a busy fight schedule over the past year has left her feeling like she needs to take some time out to enjoy life and recharge her batteries.
“No excuses,” Gadelha wrote. “All merit goes to Jessica. Congratulations on your performance. Now my heart asks me to say something to you guys because I am feeling how much loved I am, how blessed I am, and how much I live the life I asked God for. I’m happy to see real friends and fans in defeat too, and that’s priceless. Thank you all for everything!
“want to come here also to communicate that I will take some time off. I just went through 3 fights in 10 months, 10 months of much learning but also very tiring. I need time with my parents who are in Brazil loving me in the same way, my entire family as well. I’m going to be Ana Claudia a little more, breathe light things and enjoy the pleasures of life a little bit. With the certainty that Claudinha will come back stronger. Thanks to those who got my back!! Love you all!!”