At the end of 2015, Gabi Garcia completed her move from BJJ to MMA at the RIZIN Fighting Federation. In her first fight there, she quickly defeated Lei’D Tapa in under five minutes. Her second bout, four months later, against Anna Malyukova went much the same way – as she claimed a submission victory in a couple of minutes.
Across the world, female fighters have seen the type of power and strength Garcia possesses and they purportedly want nothing to do with her. Recently, Garcia expressed her annoyance to TMZ Sports, stating that she is finding it difficult to locate any women who are prepared to take her on.
Renato Sobral, Garcia’s trainer, was present at that interview. He said that, at some point in future, she might end up challenging male fighters if no viable female opponents are available. The question is, would any men agree to fight her?