The UFC recently stripped Germaine De Randamie of her featherweight title and the Dutch fighter has now issued a statement giving her initial reaction to the decision.
“As many of you know by now, the UFC has stripped me of the call,” De Randamie wrote on social media. “For those of us who don’t quite know what that means; the UFC has took my title “ because I refuse to fight against their number 1 contender. (I have my reasons) it remains particularly for this news from the media to learn and I regret that it happened this way, but it is what it is!
“Well I hear you already think she’s scared! What a bad champion! A disgrace to the sport! They don’t deserve to be a champion! “ etc.. etc.. I see it all over. But regardless of what everyone thinks / do, I walk my own path. And you can agree or not. Gutted that I’m absolutely not, means that I quit. This means only that I have more reasons to fight even harder sometimes (literally) for which I am and what I want.
“The UFC is far away from me!! It’s easy to stand with the crowd. It takes courage to stand alone “Those with memories not dreams!”
With De Randamie now out of the picture at 145lbs, Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino and Megan Anderson will now fight for the vacant title in the co-main event of UFC 214 on July 29th in Anaheim, California.