Boxing champion-turned-MMA prospect Claressa Shields says she needs to enter the cage for the second time within the subsequent two to 3 months.
“T-Rex” made her MMA debut in type at PFL 4 final week. Shields pressured a stoppage towards Brittney Elkin with some vicious pictures just below two minutes into the third-round.
As a boxer, Shields is unbeaten in 11 skilled fights and has held a number of world championships throughout three weight lessons.
The 26-year-old seems to be simply as brutal in her new sport and, if her debut victory is something to go by, she might properly repeat her boxing success in blended martial arts.
After a gruelling show of floor and pound towards Elkin, the query is: When will we see Claressa Shields in motion once more?
In an interview with TMZ Sports activities, Shields answered that very query.
“I’ve one other MMA battle I imagine in August, September. And we’re saving the tip of the yr for boxing.”
Talking about her debut win, Shields stated she was assured her proper hand would get the job accomplished after seeing Elkin fade earlier than the ultimate spherical.
“I actually wasn’t too apprehensive. I by no means felt like, ‘Oh, I’m not gonna win this battle. I simply was like, I gotta do further. And as soon as I stood up within the third spherical and I seen her sit down from throughout the cage, I seen how drained she was. And I knew her solely recreation plan was simply to get on high of me and lay on me. And I simply advised myself, look, go in right here and hit this woman together with your proper hand. And also you try this, this’ll be over.”
After a dramatic comeback at PFL 4, Shields shall be hoping to place in a extra dominant efficiency when she returns to MMA motion.
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