Miesha Tate Gives Her Thoughts On Nunes’ Win Over Cris Cyborg
Miesha Tate has done it all. From being a former UFC bantamweight champion, to now being involved in nurturing talents in ONE Championship, Tate has taken on responsibilities that could be considered daunting, or could overwhelm people.
Miesha Tate knows all about the power possessed by Amanda Nunes. “Lioness” defeated “Cupcake” at UFC 200 to win the UFC women’s bantamweight title, and while Tate has never fought Cris Cyborg, she recently talked about what went wrong for Cris at UFC 232.
“I said, if she lands that right hand – if Cyborg doesn’t respect the fact that Amanda has enough power to knock her out, she’s going to be in trouble,” Tate recently told MMAjunkie Radio (transcript via BJPenn.com). “I was like, ‘Cyborg needs a strategy.’ She’s never needed a strategy in a fight [before].”
Nunes stunned the world by stopping Cris Cyborg in under sixty seconds, winning the UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship. The newly crowned double champion has since expressed her interest in doing the unthinkable – going after a third world title.
Miesha has felt Nunes’ power first hand, and gave her thoughts on what it feels like to be on the wrong end of one of her punches.
“Her simple jab feels like a right hand, and then her right hand feels like you got hit by a truck,” Tate said. “I didn’t even know where I was half of that fight.”
“It’s not even in the same league,” Tate said. “Amanda hits way harder.”
Finally, Miesha also opined that Nunes can hang with professional boxers, considering the knockout power she possesses.
“I think she’d be knocking girls out, for sure”, Tate said.