‘Cyborg Has No Power’ – Amanda Nunes Fires Back
Amanda Nunes made history at UFC 232, and did something that no other female has been able to do. She knocked out Cris Cyborg, en route to becoming the newest champ-champ in the UFC. Cris Cyborg has been the most dominant female fighter in the history of the sport, but that all changed during the pay-per-view.
The former UFC women’s featherweight Champion has since been lobbying for a rematch. While UFC President Dana White brushed those claims aside, many believe Cyborg does warrant an immediate title shot. However, don’t count the new UFC featherweight queen in that group.
Amanda Nunes Says It Will Take Two Years For the Rematch
Nunes recently appeared on the UFC Unfiltered podcast, and gave a brutal assessment of Cyborg’s performance (transcript via MMAFighting).
Cyborg doesn’t want to fight me if it takes more than a year to prepare, and right now, I don’t think she’s gonna want it because I’m gonna ask for two years to be ready for her again. She said I wanted one year to be ready for her and she didn’t want to wait that much, she don’t wanna stay without fighting but right now I’m asking for two years for the rematch.
“Lioness” also revealed that she decided to trade with the former champion, because she did not feel any power in her shots.
She didn’t [hurt me] at all. Actually, when she connected the first time I saw that there was no power at all and I put my hands down, [and said] ‘I’m gonna go for it’. I don’t know if you see when I put my head down when she started punching me but I was more scared of the talk that she punches hard than exactly that she punched hard. You hear a lot that ‘She punches hard, she’s strong, she has knockout power!’ but when she landed, I moved my head because I was more scared of being hit than because the punch was strong.