Mackenzie Dern on her BJJ beginnings, transition to MMA

World champion Mackenzie Dern will make her second MMA bout October 14 at Legacy FC 61, in Dallas, Texas. The BJJ black-belt will face the experienced Montana Stewart, whose seven fights include five consecutive wins. In a promotional interview done by Legacy, Dern talked a bit about her early BJJ years, analyzed her transition into MMA and revealed who her inspirations are:

“About 5 years ago MMA was not gonna happen. Then I kinda won a lot of things in jiu-jitsu, and then I was at a point like, what do I want to do now? A new challenge… […] For sure, a couple times I think to me: ‘I really wanna do this?’

”In my opinion what Ronda did for women’s MMA is incredible. She really showed that a woman can make a living off of doing MMA. That’s a big thing in why I decided to try this.”

See the complete interview:



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