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Jessica-Rose Clark Moving Back to Bantamweight Following Weight-Cutting Issues

December 15, 2018 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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Jessica-Rose Clark announced in the below video (via MMA Junkie) that she is headed back to bantamweight after a weight-cutting scare. She detailed the issues…

“What an adventure this week has been. An adventure or a nightmare? Kind of a bit of both. I’m like, ‘I feel better than I have in the past, so I’m good.’ Went back up to the room, went to the bathroom and apparently passed out. My coach came and found me and panicked, because he thought he’d killed me, and took me straight to ER, and they put me on an IV and then when I met with the UFC doctor, the fight got called off.

I was really sick going into that fight and actually ended up doing a lot of blood tests and stuff, and there were some underlying issues,” Clark said. “I took 10 weeks off after that and thought that I’d fixed them. I’m going to go back this week and get some more blood work done to see what’s happening. So I don’t really have an answer about that yet. As soon as I do, I will be vocal about it. Obviously leaving Syndicate was part of it, but I still feel really positive about that decision that I made. There’s a lot more to it that maybe I’ll talk about one day, but it really just wasn’t a good environment for me. The only thing that I can compare it to is just a really toxic relationship. It was just – I was getting to the stage where I just dreaded going in there every day. I wasn’t learning anything new, I hated training, and I’ve never hated training. It was a struggle. I had to physically force myself to go and train.

I’ve already spoke to my team about it, spoke to my nutritionist, I’ve spoken to (UFC matchmaker) Mick Maynard about it, and every single one of them is aligned with the fact I need to go back to ’35. I’ve never missed weight at ’35. I’ve never even come close to missing. I feel good at ’35. The reason I went down to ’25 is because of coaches I had who said I was too small to be a bantamweight.”

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