Gabi Garcia is slimming down, set to return to MMA after extended break

Gabi Garcia has been making headlines for years – thanks to her massive stature. The four time ADCC champion stands at 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) and weighs over 209 lb (95 kg).

In her grappling career Garcia constantly competed against underdogs – and won all but one match. The match that made Mackenzie Dern the household name that she is. In that one match Dern managed to outsmart Garcia and beat her on advantages in spite of weighing roughly half of what Garcia weighs.

Sometime after that Garcia withdrew from competing in Jiu jitsu and mostly focused on her MMA career. Her MMA career was particularly rough. From the very get go it was apparent Garcia was unlikely to ever become a striking powerhouse.

But she still couldn’t be dismissed. Be that as it may – Garcia greatly struggled to find an appropriate opponent. Her struggles would be highlighted by the promotion that signed her – because they would go on to match the behemoth that is Garcia with elderly former pro wrestlers from Japan.

Garcia stated in a long Instagram post, “Back to the ring by doing my part for this division and other divisions for women in this sport! I can’t end my MMA career without my goal to open up opportunities for all divisions. It’s time to step into the ring and show the world that every sport I compete in, I am the one who holds the crown.”

She added: “For everyone who thinks my career is done, I have bad news for you… I’ll never stop training! It’s time to shine!”

However, Gabi Garcia did not mention where and in which weight class she would be competing next. She has spent most of her career competing in the RIZIN ring, although she has also made appearances in promotions like Road FC. In the past, Garcia has shown interest in competing against Kayla Harrison in PFL. Harrison wasn’t interested – considering that Garcia outweighs her by 30lbs at the very least.