Amanda Nunes Reveals Her High Expectations If She Can Beat Cris Cyborg

Amanda Nunes also believes that a win over Cyborg makes her the women’s GOAT.

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Amanda Nunes reveals her high expectations should she beat Cris Cyborg. The UFC women’s featherweight champion will take on the UFC women’s bantamweight champion at the UFC 232 pay-per-view event. This bout will serve as the main event.

Nunes holds wins over some of the biggest fighters in her weight class. Those names include Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Germaine de Randamie, Valentina Shevchenko, Raquel Pennington, and Sara McMann.

Thus, Nunes believes that if she can beat Cyborg then it should make her status as the greatest undeniable. This is also due to the fact that Cyborg is widely considered the women’s GOAT.

“Definitely (it makes me the best female fighter of all-time),” Nunes told MMAjunkie. “I’m here for that. That’s why I asked for the fight. Because I want to be remembered as the best female ever.”

Amanda Nunes’ Demands

Nunes continued by stating that she also wants a spot in the UFC Hall of Fame and Performance Institute.

“I want these two belts for sure. I want my name in the (UFC) Hall of Fame in the (UFC) Performance Institute (in Las Vegas). I want my name there for history.”

At this stage in the preparation for this fight, Nunes is purely focused on Cyborg due to the challenge that is in front of her.

“My energy is focused on this fight first, then after that we can talk,” Nunes said. “But definitely I will bring this belt home with me. I’m here for that. (UFC) President) Dana White is giving me this opportunity. He knows I’ll be able to do this. I will prove it.”

Save The Date

The UFC 232 pay-per-view event is set to take place on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card will air on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET. The preliminary card will air on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass.

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Cris Cyborg Blasts “Traitor” Amanda Nunes

Cris Cyborg also thinks that it’s embarrassing Nunes is the first female Brazilian champion.

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Cris Cyborg blasts Amanda Nunes as in her eyes she sees her as a traitor and explained her beliefs in a recent interview to promote their fight.

The UFC women’s featherweight champion will take on the UFC women’s bantamweight champion at the UFC 232 pay-per-view event. This bout will serve as the main event.

As seen in the main event of the UFC 222 event on pay-per-view at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Cyborg successfully retained her title against newcomer Yana Kunitskaya. The finish of the fight saw her pick up a TKO win in the first round. This marked her latest bout with the promotion.

Cris Cyborg Blasts

Cyborg recently stated in a recent interview with FanSided.com that she believes Nunes doesn’t represent her home country and therefore, it’s an embarrassment that she is the first female Brazilian champion.

“‘Creonte’ is a Brazilian word that means traitor. I think it’s embarrassing that the UFC made Amanda the first female Brazilian champion and instead of representing Brazil when she fights, she calls herself American Top Team. She disrespects Brazilian MMA fans every time she walks into the cage as a part of American Top Team. This is the same gym as Colby Covington. He disrespected Brazil so badly that the UFC was worried they didn’t have enough security to keep him safe and had to move his fight against [Rafael dos Anjos] to the USA instead of Brazil.”

“Yet Nunes goes into the gym every day to train alongside Colby Covington and even shares the same coaches. Where I’m from in Brazil this would never happen. Imagine Chael Sonnen walking into Chute Boxe and training with Wanderlei Silva, Anderson Silva, or any of the coaches. Do you think they would have let him train after all the things he said about Brazil? No. They would have defended Brazil’s honor. Amanda doesn’t have that same respect for Brazil.”

Fight Date

The UFC 232 pay-per-view event is set to take place on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card will air on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET. The preliminary card will air on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass.

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Amanda Nunes Says Win Over Cris Cyborg Would Make Her Women’s GOAT

Nunes has high expectations for her super fight with Cyborg.

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Amanda Nunes says win over Cris Cyborg would make her the goat of women’s fighting if she is victorious at the UFC 232 pay-per-view event. This fight is actually going to happen after months of talking about it in interviews and social media.

Nunes (16-4) is fresh off a successful women’s bantamweight title defense over Raquel Pennington in May which was her seventh in a row to go along with her list of wins over some of the biggest names in the sport including Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, and Valentina Shevchenko.

The UFC women’s featherweight champion will take on the UFC women’s bantamweight champion with the featherweight strap being on the line. Nunes spoke with MMA Fighting where she noted that she thinks she should be considered the greatest female fighter of all-time with a win over Cyborg. She also shed some light on what made her change her mind about accepting this fight.

“For sure. That’s the reason why I made this decision to move up a division. I want fans to remember me like that. Winning on December 29, I won’t ever leave fans’ heads, that’s for sure. Achieving that, being the only Brazilian woman to become two-division champion… The only woman, the only Brazilian, will be a huge achievement. It’s a big fight, a fight that will make history, and I will come out victorious one more time.”

“The desire to challenge myself. We got a point in my division… I was chatting to my coaches, Nina (Ansaroff) was there as well, and this idea came up. Din Thomas told me, ‘You have to do something different, you have to make history,’ something like that, and I said he was right. Some time after, Din Thomas said in an interview, ‘Amanda will fight Cris.’ I was like, ‘You know what, man, that conversation happened for a reason.’ It’s happened at the right time because my division is still moving and still needs some fights to really decide the next top contender for me. Cris’ division has nothing happening as well, there’s no one in that division, and the UFC kind of has its hands tied with that division. There are no big fights, too. I think it makes sense for the 135-pound champion to fight the 145-pound champion. There’s a lot of expectations around this fight. There’s no problem — it’s not about seeing who’s more Brazilian or who’s more patriotic, it’s about continuing to make history.”

The UFC 232 pay-per-view event is set to take place on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card will air on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET. The preliminary card will air on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass.

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Cris Cyborg Unleashes On Political Matchmaking By UFC

Cris Cyborg made her feelings known.

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It was just a matter of time before Cris Cyborg unleashes on how the UFC handles its matchmaking and the way that they present their fighters.

The UFC women’s featherweight champion may have her sights set on the exit door from the UFC if she is granted a fight with Amanda Nunes. It’s been well documented that Cyborg has basically been demanding a fight with the UFC women’s bantamweight champion but there have been problems.

The Journey

For months now, Cyborg and Nunes have teased fighting each other at either the UFC 228 or UFC 232 event. By doing this, it would allow Cyborg to fight that last bout of her contract. Then, she would wait until March where her contract with the UFC would expire.

In a recent interview with MMA Tonight on SiriusXM Fight Nation is where Cyborg unleashed as she talked about the potential fight. She also broke down the problems that she has with the UFC and the way that they book fights.

At the end of the day, Cyborg believes all of her issues with making the Nunes fight happen comes down to politics. The UFC champ stated that once her contract is up, she’s open to pursuing opportunities elsewhere.

Cris Cyborg Unleashes With Words

“Before Dana White gave the belt to Ronda, I was already the champion in my division, 145, and I think all my fans know what I deal with every day,” Cyborg said (transcript courtesy of MMAFighting). “Like with Ronda or other fights, it’s all politics. I’m the champion a long time, 12 years undefeated, and if a fight doesn’t happen with girls like this, it’s politics.

You can see how it’s politics because I’m ready to fight now and I have to wait nine months and you can see Colby Covington, they’re gonna take his belt. He got the belt 45 days ago because Woodley is ready to fight and [Colby] said he’s not ready so they took the belt. This is an example of how politics works.”

“I still have a lot of things left in my career,” Cyborg concluded. “I have two fights left in the UFC and I hope this works well. I have a dream fight boxing fight and I am for sure gonna fight a boxing fight. If it’s not gonna be the UFC, maybe I’ll fight Julia Budd in Bellator. I think I have a lot of doors I can fight [in].

Maybe I could do a Grand Prix, more than one fight per day in Japan. A lot of things can happen. I don’t think this is the finish of my career, this is just one more challenge in my career.

I’ve already overcome a lot of things in my career and if I don’t fight in the UFC anymore, for sure I’m gonna find other ways to keep growing my legacy.”

Cyborg has made it well known that despite her problems with the UFC, what’s important to her is her legacy. She plans on leaving it as best as possible in the history books.

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Amanda Nunes Reveals Why She’s Delaying Cris Cyborg Fight

The ongoing saga between Amanda Nunes and Cris Cyborg continues.

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The ongoing saga between Amanda Nunes and Cris Cyborg continues.

Nunes is fresh off a successful women’s bantamweight title defense over Raquel Pennington in May which was her seventh in a row to go along with her list of wins over some of the biggest names in the sport including Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, and Valentina Shevchenko.

It’s been well documented that the UFC featherweight champion is hopeful to fight Nunes at the upcoming UFC 228 pay-per-view event as she was last seen in the Octagon when she was able to score a win over Yana Kunitskaya to retain her UFC women’s featherweight strap in March via the first-round TKO.

However, the problem with that is the fact that the UFC women’s bantamweight champion wants to delay this upcoming super fight until December at the UFC 232 pay-per-view and has a good reason as to why she is holding back on accepting this fight which could be argued as the biggest fight in the history of female MMA.

While speaking on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show this week, Nunes explained why she’d prefer that this fight occur later on in the year, which is all due to promotion as well as to heal from a nagging foot injury and is still not able to kick properly.

“We need some time to promote this fight,” Nunes said (via ESPN).“I still can’t kick very well. I still can’t run very well,” Nunes told Helwani. “I’m better, but I still need time for therapy.”

If she is able to win this fight then it would mark the fact that she would become just the third fighter in UFC history to be a champion in two weight classes at the same time, which would no doubt be pretty impressive.

The UFC is facing a big problem with the UFC 228 PPV event, which is slated to go down on Saturday, September 8, 2018 in Dallas, Texas at the American Airlines Center, as the promotion has yet to book the main event or any fights for that matter at this point.

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Cris Cyborg Drops Hint At Amanda Nunes Being Her Last UFC Fight

Cris Cyborg may have her sights set on the exit door from the UFC if she is granted a fight with Amanda Nunes.

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Cris Cyborg may have her sights set on the exit door from the UFC if she is granted a fight with Amanda Nunes.

This isn’t the first time that UFC women’s featherweight champion has dropped a hint about leaving the UFC as she has stated in the past that she would like to make the transition from MMA to boxing but the only problem with that plan is the fact that she is under contract with the Las Vegas-based promotion for the time being, which will force her to fight out the remaining fights on that current deal.

As seen in the main event of the UFC 222 event on pay-per-view at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Cyborg successfully retained her title against newcomer Yana Kunitskaya by picking up a TKO win in the first round. This marked her latest bout with the promotion.

Just back in May, Cyborg stated in an interview at the HBO Boxing’s event featuring female welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus that she plans to fight out her UFC contract that has two fights left on it and then make the move to boxing for a potential bout with Braekhus.

Earlier this week, Cyborg and UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes teased fighting each other at either the UFC 228 or UFC 232 event, which would allow her to fight that last bout of her contract and wait until March where her contract with the UFC would expire.

“I think this fight will be my last in the UFC, because my contract expires in March,” Cyborg told Brazilian television show Combate News, “and doing this fight in December, I think it will be the last that people will see me fight.”

One of the main reasons that Cyborg wants to depart is due to the fact that she feels that the UFC hasn’t built the featherweight division to create contenders to challenge her for the belt despite the fact that the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter will feature female featherweights including Leah Letson, Larissa Pacheco, Marciea Allen, Pannie Kianzad, Bea Malecki, Julija Stoliarenko, Katharina Lehner, and Macy Chiasson.

“They are doing the TUF house and cut all the girls from 145,” Cyborg said. “They only added girls that can make 135. Holly Holm said she doesn’t want to fight now. There’s Pam Sorenson, she tried out for TUF and didn’t make it, I think they didn’t add her because she can’t make 135. There’s Cindy Dandois, who beat Megan Anderson as well. There’s Ediane Gomes, who sends me messages challenging me all the time, who is also from my division.

”There are girls that can fight, from my division. But they don’t want that, they only want me to fight Amanda. But we have to wait 10 months, almost a year to make this fight happen.”

The UFC has tried to book Cyborg vs. Nunes for the last year or so but has yet to be successful and although this is a fight that most fight fans want to see, if the fighters can’t get on the same page and wait too long, the desire to see this fight happen may decline.

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