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Cindy Dandois has MMA fight while pregnant, wins

Apr 14, 2011, 10:05 AM EDT


Do not try this at home! Cindy Dandois just turned down a matchup with Strikeforce star Gina Carano in June, and it’s the reason we’ve all seen a hundred times before: she’s three and a half months pregnant. All of which means:

Interestingly enough, Dandois’ last fight was on March 19, so if she really is three and a half months pregnant, that means she competed in a fight (which she won, by the way) while she was over two months pregnant. I wonder if that is a first in MMA.

That is going to be one bad-ass baby.

Er, what I meant to say was, this is terrible. Your unborn child could be seriously injured in an MMA fight, because as we all know, there are no tap-outs in the womb. But Dandois says she didn’t realize she was pregnant when she fought.

“I did tests before because my weight was more difficult to reach, but they were all negative so I didn’t realize it,” Dandois said in an email to Cagewriter. She even took a test at a hospital before getting an X-ray, and that came up negative.

This all begs the question — do all state commissions that control fights need to start administering a pregnancy test along with tests for PEDs before females step into the cage? Nevada State Athletic Commission does require pregnancy testing, though that would not have changed anything for Dandois as her pregnancy tests came up negative.

Great. Yet another delay tactic for Mayweather.

Gina Carano’s Opponent Unable to Compete Due to Pregnancy [MMA Beat]
Pregnant woman wins fight, but now out of the mix for Carano match [Cagewriter]

  1. nesuperfan - Apr 14, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Of course she won: It was 2 against 1…unfair fight. :)