CategoryClaudia Gadelha

Claudia Gadelha (born December 7, 1988) is a Brazilian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter who currently competes in the women’s strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). As of October, 2017, she is #2 in the official UFC Strawweight rankings.

UFC's Claudia Gadelha.

UFC Strawweight contender, Claudia Gadelha.

“That was when I started using drugs. I did everything, using (cocaine), smoking marijuana, sports got me out of drugs when I was 15. I wanted to start working out and doing exercises, but my mother wouldn’t let me. At first, I started working out without telling her. I remember I skipped school to go to the gym. I reeducated myself as a person, I liked to drink, to go out, and sports gave me another idea of life. I saw that if I went out the night before, I wouldn’t be able to train well the next morning.” Claudia Gadelha said when asked about how she got her start.

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