UFC strawweight contender, Tatiana Suarez has confirmed that she has been medically cleared to return to lively competitors, with plans nonetheless in place for a leap to the 125lbs flyweight ranks upon her return to the Octagon.
Out of motion since June of 2019 the place she managed a unanimous resolution victory over Nina Nunes, Suarez has been plagued with a sequence of accidents starting from neck and again points, in addition to a damaged hand and she or he additionally suffered a concussion which hampered her return.
Undefeated as an expert, Suarez, who was ranked as excessive as #3 within the official strawweight pile previous to her removing as a consequence of inactivity, has tasted success in every of her eight skilled fights.
Regardless of her promotional-perfect run at 115lbs, Suarez just lately claimed that she hopes to check flyweight waters upon her return to the UFC later this yr, in a bid to find out if her performances diminish because of weight reducing.
“I need to see how I really feel at 125 (lbs),” Suarez defined. “I’ve by no means missed weight, not even come near lacking weight. I’ve by no means had issues making weight… however come struggle day, a variety of instances I really feel drained, and I really feel not very sturdy. I don’t suppose I lower that a lot weight as a result of, in the beginning of my camp, I begin at 130 (lbs) after which I get right down to 126 after which I lower from there. I don’t suppose that’s irregular for a strawweight.“
“However I nonetheless suppose someplace in that I lose power, and my cardio doesn’t really feel pretty much as good,” Suarez stated. “After I’m at observe, I by no means really feel drained, I by no means really feel weak, so I’m like, possibly it’s my weight lower.“
Talking with ESPN MMA reporter, Ariel Helwani this afternoon, Suarez confirmed that she has been medically cleared to return to skilled combined martial arts after an nearly two-year layoff, and plans to start preparations for a struggle camp quickly as she returns to reside drilling and coaching.
The wrestling standout additionally earmarked a possible Octagon return for September, though didn’t rule out the potential for a comeback in August.
“I used to be — so, once I first began (reside coaching) in February, I used to be like, you realize, summer season,” Suarez stated. “And I used to be pondering like, July or June however that’s not gonna occur. So now I’m pondering possibly, hopefully like September. I’m hoping. Yeah — even possibly August, we’ll see.“
A five-fight UFC veteran, Suarez claimed The Final Fighter 23 strawweight event by way of a gap spherical D’Arce choke win over Amanda Cooper in July of 2016.
The 30-year-old Californian has notched different Octagon wins over the likes of Viviane Pereira, Alexa Grasso, and inaugural UFC and Invicta FC strawweight titleholder, Carla Esparza previous to her final win over Nunes.
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