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Former title challenger Taila Santos opens up on her surprising departure from the UFC: “I wasn’t very comfortable”

Santos’ frustration “Yeah, I was in the UFC, but I wasn’t very happy,” Santos told MMA Junkie in Portuguese. “Everything started when I fought for the belt against Valentina (Shevchenko). I clearly won that fight, and it was one of the first tough fights Valentina had ever had in her career. No other fighter had

Former title challenger Taila Santos opens up on her surprising departure from the UFC: “I wasn’t very comfortable”

Santos’ frustration

“Yeah, I used to be within the UFC, however I wasn’t very comfortable,” Santos instructed MMA Junkie in Portuguese. “Every thing began after I fought for the belt in opposition to Valentina (Shevchenko). I clearly gained that combat, and it was one of many first powerful fights Valentina had ever had in her profession. No different fighter had finished what I did in opposition to her.

“I used to be capable of take her right down to the bottom and preserve her there, whereas additionally blocking her assaults on the toes. So many individuals wished to see the rematch, and the followers have been asking for it. I consider I deserved the rematch, the chance, but it surely didn’t occur.”

“There have been additionally some uncomfortable elements round dates and the calendar,” Santos mentioned. “I’d combat as soon as, after which there can be no dates, and I must wait, and there have been simply so many delays. There wasn’t a calendar. It was plenty of ready after every combat, and I wasn’t comfortable. So I simply selected to combat out my contract and never renew.”

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