Here we are, just two fights into the UFC career of Mackenzie Dern, and the rising MMA star is already ready to take a break from the sport.
This news is just the latest in the pre-fight circumstances involving Dern, who was recently removed from her longtime training camp at the LAB in Arizona, after her head coach John Crouch requested she leave.
Now, with the biggest fight of her career ahead of her, the unbeaten Dern explains that the pressure of fight life is something that she’s ready to let take a back seat for awhile.
In a new chat with the MMA Media, she explained, “I’ve been doing a lot of fights lately. All the fights have been very fast. For sure, I want to be able to evolve the same speed as my fights. I think I’m fighting a little more than I’m evolving, but every fight is a different fight.”
“If I have a lot of time or a short amount of time, no matter I’m going to have to face new challenges. For sure after this fight I’m going to want to take a break. It’s a little bit too much. But I couldn’t miss to fight in Brazil and I wasn’t injured, so as long as I’m not injured and I’m able to train and I’m feeling confident, than I will take the fight for sure.”