A German poet once wrote, “Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.” For Germaine de Randamie, her new passion in MMA.
After an amazing kickboxing career, giving her a legendary 45-0 record, Randamie admitted to us on the “Sportsgeeks” podcast that she moved to MMA because she wanted a new passion for fighting.
“If you are fighting, you have to be motivated,” Randamie stated. “I wasn’t very motivated anymore.”
“In the past I did wrestling, and I wanted to try (MMA). I love the game. It’s like being a newborn again; learning everything over again. It makes me so motivated. I found myself a new challenge.”
Now training at the Bay Area’s Combat Sports Academy, Randmaie stated it was exciting to learn new techniques which brought her back to when she was first learning how to kickbox. Randamie has a 1-1 record in what is her biggest MMA match to date, facing accomplished wrestler Stephanie Webber at the Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg undercard Saturday on Showtime.
A lot of people are expecting this to be a coming out party for Germaine, as her striking skills and reputation will help her skyrocket to the rankings. It doesn’t matter if its the 145 or the 135 pound Strikeforce title, she wants to face the best competition in the world. Having been the top of the mountain in her old sport, she hopes to dominate just as much in her new sport.
“I want to be the number one fighter in the world. That means I have to face the best. We will see what the future will bring.”