Thursday, July 20, 2017

Germaine De Randamie vs Marion Reneau added to Sept. 2 UFC show

UFC Europe announced today on Twitter that Germaine De Randamie vs Marion Reneau has been added to UFC Fight Night 115 Sept. 2 at Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. This match will be on the main card on Fox Sports 1 in the US and TSN in Canada. So we all know what happened with Germaine after she won the Featherweight Championship. I don't know why anyone would be surprised that she would refuse to fight Cris Cyborg. Her body language in her post fight interview told me that. So now you're asking why Dana White didn't fire her. It's like I said before. This whole schmozzle was his fault. He put Germaine in that position unnecessarily. And the other thing is at home in The Netherlands, she's a draw because of her days as The Iron Lady of kickboxing. If you think those fans will boo her, you're wrong. They love her. As good as Germaine was at kickboxing, she stinks at MMA. So I don't know how long her contract runs. But I don't expect the UFC to renew it. It's the same thing with Marion. She's 40 years old at the fringes of the Bantamweight division because she lacks aggression. That's what happened in her last fight against Bethe Correia. She did nothing for two rounds. After her trainer Doug Marshall read her the riot act, Marion won round three 10-8 and earned a draw. Afterwards she admitted her lack of aggression cost her a win. Again, I don't know her contract situation. But at her age, she needs to be more aggressive if she wants to get anywhere. Or she should quit MMA and go back to her high school phys ed class. This fight is on the main card because Germaine is fighting at home. But I don't expect a good fight.

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