Veronica Macedo Has Health Issues To Deal With Before Octagon Return


Veronica Macedo was last seen in action at UFC Fight Night Brasilia, suffering a unanimous decision loss to Bae Malecki

While Macedo plans on fighting again, it won’t be happening until she deals with some health issues first.

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“The things I’ve had with the weight classes has been more things of medical issues and things that haven’t been resolved, to be honest, at all,” Macedo told MMA Junkie. “And I just think that I need to stop avoiding and stop overlooking and stop pushing them and take it serious and resolve them. What I keep doing is, I keep thinking that I can take care of it and I can fix it, and I can’t, and I keep accepting fights when I shouldn’t. So that’s just the first thing that I want to do. I want to – whether the UFC keeps me on the roster or not, whatever my next fight will be – I want to actually be prepared for it, just medically.”

The fighter does admit to having “health issues,” but didn’t specify exactly what those issues were.

Macedo is coming off the aforementioned loss to Malecki and she believes that defeat happened due to cardio issues.

“It is what it is,” Macedo said. “There’s not much you can really say. A lot of it was down to lack of cardio – bad performance due to lack of cardio. A lot of things I could have done better, but (I had) no energy, and that played a huge role. I think that’s the biggest part of it. You can have all these ideas and all these things that you think of doing and all this technical stuff, but if your energy is not there, you’re not going to be able to do it.”

There is no word yet as to when Macedo will return to action, but the fighter does hold a 1-4-0 record in the UFC (6-4-1 overall).

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