Finally healthy, Claudia Gadelha eyes imminent comeback

December 27, 2017 11:59 am by Tom Taylor
Claudia Gadelha

Former UFC strawweight title challenger Claudia Gadelha has not been seen in the cage since she came up short against fellow Brazilian Jessica Andrade in September. Apparently that will soon change.

In a Christmas Eve post to Instagram, the top strawweight explained that she’s been taking a bit of time off to deal with a “broken” body, and that she plans to get a fight “very soon.” See Claudia Gadelha’s post below:

My body was very broken from all the hard training I’ve been doing along my career and I took some time off for family, friends and loved ones, had a knee surgery and now I’m finally back in the game. I tried to do everything I could to come back fast because I know the game needs me and I’m here for the game. I’ve always been all about overcome and this time isn’t gonna be different. I will come back killing this gam!! It’s Christmas Eve, I’m with my parents for the first time after many years, I’m enjoying them a lot but also doing what I have to do to get my ass back in shape and get a fight very soon. I love the fans in my life, you guys give me the extra drive I need. Thank you everyone and Merry Christmas!! Meu corpo estava muito quebrado de todos os treinos árduos que fiz na minha carreira e tirei um tempo para a família, amigos e entes queridos. Fiz uma cirurgia no joelho e agora estou finalmente de volta ao jogo. Tentei fazer tudo o que pude para voltar rápido porque sei que o jogo precisa de mim e estou aqui para o jogo. Eu sempre vivi de superação e desta vez não vai ser diferente. Eu voltarei com tudo nesse jogo! Hoje é véspera de Natal, estou com meus pais pela primeira vez depois de muitos anos, estou curtindo muito eles, mas também estou fazendo o que tenho que fazer para voltar ao ritmo e lutar em breve. Eu amo os fãs na minha vida, vocês me dão o impulso extra que eu preciso. Obrigada a todos e Feliz Natal!! 🎄🎁 #teamclaudia #teamcg #grinder #overcome #mma #ufc #ontopoftheworld #christmasgrind

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“My body was very broken from all the hard training I’ve been doing along my career and I took some time off for family, friends and loved ones, had a knee surgery and now I’m finally back in the game,” Gadelha said. “I tried to do everything I could to come back fast because I know the game needs me and I’m here for the game. I’ve always been all about overcoming and this time isn’t gonna be different. I will come back killing this game! It’s Christmas Eve, I’m with my parents for the first time after many years, I’m enjoying them a lot but also doing what I have to do to get my ass back in shape and get a fight very soon. I love the fans in my life, you guys give me the extra drive I need. Thank you everyone and Merry Christmas!”

Who do you want to see Claudia Gadelha fight in her return to the cage?

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 27/12/2017.


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