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Time for me to get thick: Diana Belbita reacts to Mackenzie Dern vs. Lemos

LockerRoom Team
Calendar Icon20 February 2024

The aftermath of Mackenzie Dern's showdown against Amanda Lemos at UFC 298 has sparked a frenzy among fans, thanks to Diana Belbita's comical response.

Dern clashed with Lemos in a highly anticipated bout during the preliminary card of UFC 298. Lemos kicked off the fight impressively, delivering a barrage of heavy leg kicks to her opponent in the opening round and establishing control over the distance. In the second round, Lemos achieved a knockdown against Dern, gaining dominant top control on the ground. Despite a valiant effort from Dern, the 36-year-old emerged victorious via unanimous decision after a hard-fought battle that went the distance.

In the aftermath of the fight, Belbita couldn't resist sharing her amusing reaction. The UFC strawweight took to social media, where she humorously expressed her intention to emulate Dern's physique, stating:

"The conclusion after this fight: It’s time for me to get thick."

In a subsequent post, Belbita shared an image of Dern in a dominant position over Lemos, accompanied by the tongue-in-cheek caption:

"Just helping you guys to forget that [Ian] Garry won…"

Belbita's response to the Dern vs. Lemos matchup garnered significant attention, with fans flooding the comments section of her posts with their own lighthearted reactions.

The exchange between Belbita and fans serves as a reminder of the camaraderie and humour prevalent within the MMA community, even in the aftermath of intense competition.


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