Jiu-jitsu stud(ette) Mackenzie Dern was supposed to be the next big female star in the UFC. I mean, she had the looks, the credentials, and when she fought twice in the Octagon, people paid attention.

But making strawweight is never easy, and there’s no way she’s making 115-pounds now – not with that baby growing inside her.

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Seriously, I have a kid. I know that these things just grow and grow. They’re relentless that way.

 

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God makes everything so perfect! I am so happy to be able to share this news! I’m going to be a Mom! I love so much our family and now I have one more HUGE motivation for inside and outside the ring!! Thank you God for this blessing 🙏🏼 @santoswesley ❤️ I also want to thank all my fans and sponsors for the support during all the life phases and I can’t wait to be back in the ring! 🥊🥋 • • • • • Deus faz tudo perfeito!!! Estou muito feliz em poder dividir com vcs essa notícia! Vou ser Mãe!!!! Amo tanto essa minha família, agora tenho mais uma motivação dentro e fora do octógono!! Que esse/essa bebe venha com muita saúde. Agradeço Deus por essa benção 🙏🏼 @santoswesley ❤️. Também quero agradecer todos meus fãs e patrocinadores pelo apoio durante todas as fases da vida e não vejo a hora de voltar as lutas🥋🥊

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