MMA News: Amanda Nunes says Ronda Rousey is a ‘tough opponent’ but stress she is the ‘best in the world’

MMA News: Amanda Nunes says Ronda Rousey is a ‘tough opponent’ but stress she is the ‘best in the world’

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes thanked Ronda Rousey for taking the fight for UFC 207. Nunes lauded Rousey as one “tough opponent” but warned her to get ready as she is “the best in the world.”

Nunes told TMZ minutes after receiving word that she is to defend her title against Rousey that the fight is a life-changing moment for her. The Brazilian champ thanked Rousey in advance for accepting to fight her. Nunes won the coveted women’s title after a submission hold on Miesha Tate back in UFC 200.

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With the fight set on Dec. 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nunes already sent a warning to Rousey. She narrated that they come from the same background, Judo and that Rousey needs to prepare herself for the beating that she will get. Nunes stressed that she will surprise not only Rousey but the UFC as well on what she has in store for the former women’s champion.

“I’ve been training judo my whole career since I started jiu-jitsu. I don’t think she’s would be able to deal with my striking. She’ll be very surprised when I touch her when I connect with my punches,” Nunes said.

Despite being the champion, Nunes explains that Rousey is still the favorite leading to their fight. But, this does not bother her as she has been an underdog ever since she started in the UFC, which really motivates her. Nunes added that unlike Rousey, she always comes out to dismiss doubters which she thinks Rowdy could not do.

“I like it. I always fight like that,” Nunes said. “I’ve always been the one everybody thinks aren’t going to win. I’m OK. I’m comfortable. It will be hard for Ronda because everybody expects her to win.”

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Nunes got the fight she has always been wanting and that is to fight Rousey. Come UFC 207, it will be an exciting day as Rousey aims to redeem herself after losing the title to Holly Holm back in 2015. Nunes warns Rousey not to take her easily as she is the one getting into the “Lioness” den come fight night.

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