With 10 titles to her name, Germaine de Randamie starting over
If an early childhood choice had gone another direction, Germaine de Randamie might've become a danger.
Instead, she turned to something no less focused on movement but a touch more violent.
"When I was 8, my mother said I could choose between dancing and kickboxing," de Randamie told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I went to the first kickboxing class, and I never even made it to dancing. I told her I had found what I wanted to do."
Forty-five professional kickboxing fights later, de Randamie is looking for another new opportunity. The 36-year-old Dutch native has turned her attention away from the sport that saw her go 45-0 during a career that made her one of the most significant female kickboxers in the world and to a new challenge.
Next week, de Randamie will make just her second mixed-martial-arts appearance (and first since December 2008), when she faces Nicole Johnson at 135 pounds in the Playboy Fighting Championships promotion bout at the Playboy Mansion.
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