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Indian MMA: Ratnadiptee Shimpi is making use of the lockdown for injury recovery

Ratnadiptee Shimpi has been an active name in the Indian Combat sports scene for a long time now. She has competed across multiple disciplines over the past decade and even picked up a silver medal for India at the 2009 Asian Indoor Games in Kickboxing.

She made her entry as an athlete in MMA last year at the first-ever Women’s Fight Night in India organized by X1 International and went on to compete at the GAMMA World Championships in Singapore as well last year.

Our friends over at the MMA Chat caught up with Ratnadiptee last day for an interview where she revealed that she is making use of the lockdown to recover from the injury that she picked up at the GAMMA World Championship during her fight against Russia’s Kabira Ulugova.

“Last time, when I went to Singapore for the World Championship, I was fighting against Russia and I got a serious armbar. So there was a nerve entrapment that happened so because of that even if moved my arm or lifted my phone, there was a serious pain in my elbow. But now it is like the best time to recover. I’m getting good sleep, good rest and good rehabilitation. So I’m at a very happy stage right now,” she said in the interview.

She also opened up about her fights with Ishika Thite and Jyoti Singh while also talking about the flaws in how athletes are handled by combat sports associations and a string of other topics as well. You can check out the complete interview on the video embedded above.