Germaine De Randamie Was Nearly Blinded Before UFC Fight Night Denver


Former UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion Germaine De Randamie defeated Raquel Pennington by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night Denver.

Prior to the fight, a freak accident occurred when a ball hit De Randamie in the eye and it nearly blinded the fighter.

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“It made me blind for a long time,” she said after the event. “I still have nerve damage, and up to two weeks ago, it was still unsure if the doctors were going to clear me in the U.S. It was a hell of a journey to get here.”

De Randamie wound up recovering and also fighting for the fist time since she won the UFC Women’s Featherweight Title at UFC 208.

The former title holder is now going to relax and wait by the phone for when the UFC calls her for another Octagon appearance.

“Right now, I’m going to take a shower, call my mom, call my love, my friends, hug (my teammates), and drink a beer,” she said. “Then I’m going to hop on a plane and hug my family. When the UFC calls me, we’ll find out who I fight next.”

If De Randamie does get a future opportunity at the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title, it would give her an opportunity to become the first female fighter to win two different UFC titles in two different weight classes.

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