‘Raise your daughter to know she owns her body’: UFC’s Gadelha implores female fans to ‘know their worth’ (PHOTOS)
Former two-time title challenger Gadelha is known for being one of the most fearsome female fighters on the face of the earth but as stern as the Brazilian strawweight queen is in the cage, she appears equally inspiring outside of it.
Winner of 18 of her 23 career fights, Gadelha is one of the most famous names in female mixed martial arts and owns wins over the likes of Angela Hill, Carla Esparza and Karolina Kowalkiewicz in her extensive mixed martial arts career.
But if Gadelha is known by most for her outstanding submission skills where she takes glee in wrapping her arms around her unfortunate opponents' throats, she rarely strays too far from her softer side – as she once again showed off on social media.
"When you teach your daughter that her body is only pure untouched you are teaching her that she can be ruined at the hand of man," she wrote on Instagram.
"Raise your daughter to know that she owns her body whether it is for a woman, man or anyone to see. Teach your daughter that she is a gift so she knows her worth but doesn’t feel shame in share her beauty.
"Remembering that beauty comes in so many different forms, just like love, it have so many different languages. The beauty of doing whatever the heck makes you happy and seeing people doing their fund instead of being funded is the most attractive thing in the world. Other than a beautiful and pure heart, of course. Amen to that?"
Seven-time world BJJ champion Gadelha is presently ranked 8th in the UFC's official strawweight standings, having dipped down the ladder following her unanimous decision loss to China's Yan Xiaonan in November of last year.
Prior to that, 'Claudinha' had registered an impressive sequence of wins against Angela Hill and Randa Markos.
The 32-year-old hasn't competed since her defeat to Xiaonan last year and hasn't yet signed a bout agreement for what would be her first trip into the Octagon in 2021 after having had successful knee surgery in January.Also on rt.com 'Wear your vulnerability like a crown': UFC fighter Claudia Gadelha again strips down to send inspirational message (PHOTOS)