Cindy Dandois Video: Watch Pregnant MMA Fighter Take Down Opponent

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterApril 12, 2011

Please know that MMA fighter Cindy Dandois will not be fighting Gina Carano in June. By that time, she will be too pregnant to fight.

I know what you are thinking. What does "too pregnant to fight" mean? Even a little pregnant should be grounds to skip out on a bout.

Well, not for Cindy Dandois it seems. You see, Dandois is three and a half months pregnant. Her last fight was March 19th. I will let you do the math on the one.

Ariel Helwani of Versus.com has more.

Interestingly enough, Dandois' last fight was on March 19, so if she really is three and a half months pregnant, that means she competed in a fight (which she won, by the way) while she was over two months pregnant.

That means Dandois was over two months pregnant when she entered the ring against Jorina Baars. The video shows that fight, and luckily it went right to the ground. The damage could have been so much worse for Cindy and her baby.

Steve Cofield of Yahoo Sports asks a very good question.

"Luckily, Dandois avoided any serious damage that could have harmed her unborn child. This all begs the question—do commissions need to start administering a pregnancy test along with tests for PEDs before females step into the cage?"

I have to answer with a very firm "yes." This shows that either a) a pregnancy can go unchecked and unmonitored, or b) some fighters would rather enter the ring than take it easy during pregnancy.

Both scenarios call for testing to be done before each fight. They are already testing for banned substances, so why not?


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