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UFC 222: Mackenzie Dern has a little message for critics of her evolving Brazilian accent (Video)

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight rookie, Mackenzie Dern, used to talk like a valley girl. Now she speaks like a tourist from Brazil and mixed martial arts (MMA) fans want to know why, especially after watching this video documenting the evolution of her accent.

One person who won’t watch it is Dern, though she was flattered by all the attention.

“It’s so flattering, you know? I haven’t seen this video and I won’t watch it, you know? I’ve been asked about it,” Dern told MMA Fighting. “It’s flattering that they think about how I’m talking, you know?”

Hw she talks will be of little consequence once she steps into the cage against Ashley Yoder this Saturday night (March 3, 2018) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the grappling ace makes her Octagon debut.

“I think, you know, after my UFC fight they’ll pay more attention to my fighting,” she said. “They’re paying so much attention to this, it’s a compliment, you know, that they look at that. People understand, like, this is me, and who I am, and, you know, I think it will pass in awhile.”

I think she underestimates the MMA fan base.

For a much closer look at Dern’s match up against Yoder, check out the UFC 222 “Prelims” breakdown by clicking here and to see the entire UFC 222 fight card and line up click here.