Eidy Macias is out of Saturday’s Courageous Fight Federation 73 card in Bogota, Colombia, after a pre-fight take a look at indicated that she is pregnant, firm officers informed MMA Preventing on Friday.
Macias made weight Friday morning for a strawweight contest with Yasmeli Araque in the primary card opener on the El Coliseo Salitre area earlier than studying in regards to the examination. Earlier exams got here again unfavorable, however the final one which was carried out got here again constructive.
Courageous CF couldn’t discover a last-minute substitute for Araque and each athletes will probably be paid their present cash, officers mentioned.
“It’s a shock,” Macias mentioned. “A number of years in the past, we sort of tried to have a child, however time handed and our dream of me changing into a fighter turned stronger than our dream of changing into mother and father. That is sudden, as a result of we’re all the time very cautious, and I’m on contraception. My dream was to change into the primary Ecuadorian lady to struggle at Courageous CF and I’m nonetheless hopeful I can try this at some point. I’ve cried rather a lot, however I’m calmer now. There’s little doubt in my thoughts I’ll return to preventing and I hope to struggle for Courageous CF after I return. I need to say due to Courageous CF for taking good care of us and I hope to repay that after I struggle once more.”
Macias, a 24-year-old from Ecuador, signed with Courageous CF after clinching the Inka FC strawweight championship in June, boosting her skilled MMA document to 5-0.
Henry Moya, Macias’ head coach and husband, mentioned “we’re in shock however joyful”, seeing the being pregnant as “a present for us.” The plan is to renew her profession sooner or later, he mentioned, and the being pregnant “break” may also enable her to heal from accidents “and are available again even higher.”
“I used to be nonetheless pumped as much as go, and prepared,” Macias mentioned. “I used to be very excited to struggle for Courageous CF as a result of we watch how the occasion is and the way huge it’s. However when struggle week got here, we misplaced our first flight to Bogota, after which on the following day we received robbed within the airport. We misplaced all suitcases, however I nonetheless managed to come back in and make weight. That’s how targeted and prepared I used to be.”
Araque (4-4) fought as soon as below the Courageous CF banner in 2019, dropping to future UFC fighter Luana Pinheiro. The Venezuelan fighter has gained three of 4 since.
Courageous CF proceeds with eight bouts, headlined by a 135-pound title bout between UFC veteran Jose Torres and Nkosi Ndebele.