They say it takes the body around twelve months to fully recover after having a baby. World Champion jiujiteira turned UFC fighter Mackenzie Dern is only taking four, returning to the ring this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 161 in a match against Amanda Ribas. Dern welcomed her first child in June.
Dern opened up to Ariel Helwani about getting back in the ring after such an extreme shift in lifestyle in anticipation of the October 12 fight, including just how much both her doctors and the UFC were skeptical about this whole “fighting in four months” thing.
You can listen to the whole conversation here before seeing if Dern continues her undefeated streak come Saturday: