Claudia Gadelha’s message to fans following loss to Joanna Jedrzejczyk

July 9, 2016 9:21 am by Evan Bell

Friday evening in the main event of the TUF 23 Finale, Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha had their highly anticipated grudge match for the women’s strawweight title.

Gadelha came out of the gate strong, putting the pressure on the champ through the first two rounds. Ultimately however, Jedrzejczyk’s cardio and striking throughout the second half of the fight helped her to retain her belt by winning via unanimous decision.

Following the fight, Gadelha sent a message to her fans via Instagram:

O fã de mma tinha que entender que existe um guerreiro dentro de cada pessoa que sobe naquele octogono para lutar. Um sairá com a vitória e o outro com a derrota. A luta maior não é a que todos veem quando fecham o portão da jaula, e sim aquela do dia a dia, que faz com que o lutador abdique de muitas coisas para viver em função do esporte. Eu saí de casa com 15 anos de idade, sem dinheiro e sem apoio, só carregava nos bolsos um sonho e muita coragem, hoje vivo ele. Venci 13 lutas como profissional e conquistei a oportunidade de disputar o título da maior organização de lutas do mundo, mas por algum motivo(que com certeza vai ser corrigido), a vitória não veio dessa vez, porém fica aqui o aprendizado. Porque para mim, no final de tudo o que vale a pena é a minha evolução pessoal e espiritual. E que venham outras batalhas!! Obrigada aos fãs fiéis, amo vocês. || The mma fan have to understand that there is a warrior within each person climbing that octagon to fight. Someone will to win and the other will lose. The biggest fight is not what everyone sees when they close the door of the cage, but the one day by day, which makes the surrender fighter many things to live according to the sport. I left home when I was 15 years old, no money and no support, only carried in my pockets a dream and a lot of courage, and I live this dream today. I won 13 fights as a professional and won the opportunity to compete for the title of the biggest organization of fights in the world, but for some reason (which certainly will be corrected), the victory did not come this time, but here is the learning. Because for me, the end of everything worthwhile is my personal and spiritual evolution. Waiting for the next battles !! Thanks to my loyal fans, I love you all. #teamgadelha

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