While some view the stoppage made by Herb Dean as too early, a victorious De Randamie says the stoppage was a good one.
“I believe it was a good stoppage,” De Randamie said after the event (via Dave Doyle & Ken Hathaway of MMA Junkie). “It was a clean shot. She dropped, she turned 360 degrees the other side when I hit her, so, it was a clean shot.”
The loss was the first for Ladd as a professional MMA fighter, while De Randamie has now won five straight under the UFC banner.
De Randamie is a top contender for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship, but she isn’t willing to wait around for a title shot.
“I don’t know and I don’t care,” De Randamie said. “If the champ wants to defend her 145 belt, I completely understand and respect that, you know? And I’m not going to wait. As soon as I feel ready to go again, I’m ready. I’m going to go on a nice vacation and then I’m ready to go. I heard the UFC is going to New Zealand. I love traveling, my team loves traveling. If Amanda is going to fight and defend her 145 belt first, I say let’s go to New Zealand and fight before that. I’m not going to sit and wait for a title fight.”
It is unknown at this time as to when UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes plans on defending that title next, as she is also the UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion.