Former UFC Featherweight Queen Germaine de Randamie Provides Update on Hand Surgery

By Tristen Critchfield Sep 5, 2017

Germaine de Randamie’s hand surgery was apparently a success.

The former UFC women’s featherweight champion posted an update on the procedure via Instagram on Tuesday.

“Just had my surgery. Everything went well no complications!! Thank you so much for the great care,” she wrote. “Time to let my body heal and come back stronger, faster and more motivated than ever before. Thank you to my family, my love, friends, team and all who supported me. I'm forever thankful for all you have done.”

De Randamie was scheduled to face Marion Reneau at UFC Fight Night 115 this past Saturday in Rotterdam, Netherlands, but “The Iron Lady” was forced to withdraw from the bout due to the lingering nature of her hand injury.

The 33-year-old Netherlands native last competed at UFC 208, where she claimed the promotion’s inaugural featherweight strap with a decision victory over Holly Holm. De Randamie mentioned that her current hand injury could keep her sidelined after the bout, but was stripped of the title after she refused to face No. 1 contender in waiting Cristiane Justino.

De Randamie did not provide a timetable for her return, which will likely be as a bantamweight.


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