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The story of Jessica Andrade

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  1. KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

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    Jéssica From the Drugstore
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    Apr 21, 2021

    Para ler em Português, clique aqui.

    I couldn’t have imagined how one fight would destroy me completely.

    I took many blows, but the physical damage was nothing compared to what the defeat did to my mind.

    Before stepping foot into the octagon for the first time, nobody has a clue what it means to fight in the UFC. I remember the scene so well: Back in 2013, my coach pulled me aside to give me the news that the UFC wanted me. He was so exasperated that it seemed like someone had died.

    Then he asked me if I would like to face Liz Carmouche, and my first reaction was, “Oh my God! I’m in the UFC!!! How did they even manage to find someone who came all the way from the countryside — from the backwoods of Paraná?”

    It’s crazy how the best news of your life can turn so quickly into the biggest disappointment. The truth is that I was not mentally prepared to lose that fight right out of the gate.

    It just crushed me.

    I just thought … You’ve trained so much … for this, Jessica?

    That’s how I blamed myself, how I insisted on punishing myself for the failure. I was done, because I felt like I was back to square one — back to just being “Jessica from the drugstore.”

    You see, where I’m from, fighting is simply not a “girl’s thing.”
     
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  2. DoctorDeelon Green Belt

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    Very cool, she has an interesting backround. All the best to her but I think Valentina will be too much
     
  3. HHJ GOATchazka

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    hahaha that pic of her as a kid,shed get along with the diaz brothers as kids.
     
  4. EndlessCritic Steel Belt

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    ?!!?!?!?!?!?!

    How is this possible?
     
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  6. Papasmurf45619 Purple Belt

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    Nice read. She's always been one of the few females i've been excited to watch
     
  7. TempleoftheDog Brown Belt

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    Wow, that’s quite the heartfelt story. I’ve always really liked Jessica. From BW to SW champion, which seemed like a crazy drop in weight. And now challenging for the FLW belt.

    I know the odds are against her. But, I couldn’t be any happier than if she were to win on Saturday. I’m definitely cheering for her.

    War Bate Estaca.
     
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  8. Jackonfire BMF Mod Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    That was a good read. I'd love to see her pull off the upset Saturday night. I'll be cheering for her.
     
  9. Kryptt Dead Belt Platinum Member

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    Solid article!

    Backing Val but will not be too disappointed if Andrade gets it done. Would prefer (and believe) Val continues her legacy but Andrade is a solid competitor (at many levels) as well.

    Anyhow good stuff.
     
  10. TTech Purple Belt

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    Not sure i understand why people at the drugstore yelled at her she is "going to die" by eating salad,2 chicken filettes and 3 potatoes...thats a nice,sufficient quite healthy meal.
     
  11. Joseph_McBride Silver Belt

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    Valentina gonna beat the butch out of her
     
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    Traitor.
    :)
     
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