McMann, a former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger, said the 135-pound division is the perfect fit for her. That’s where she wants to make her run toward the title, and despite 145 pounds being notably thinner on contenders after recently crowning inaugural champion Germaine de Randamie, that’s where she intends on staying for the indefinite future.
“I’m (not) like other fighters where I rebound up and get really heavy in between fights,” McMann told MMAjunkie. “I walk around at 147 (pounds). I would be small for that weight class. People thought I would be OK to go up, but they think I walk around heavier than I am. 135 is the perfect weight for me.
“I cut a lot of things out of my diet and I eat super clean, and I make the weight precisely. Every bit of my weight is functional weight. That’s the perfect weight class for me. I can perform the best but be the leanest possible. At 145 I would just be walking in like a regular day, and I don’t think that would be good when they can rebound up to close to 160.”
McMann (10-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) won’t completely rule out a future change, but that’s simply because she’s of the “anything can happen” …
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