Miesha Tate and Amanda Nunes are scheduled to headline the co-main event of UFC 200 on July 9. But with Amanda Nunes’ fierce plans, the beginning of a new rivalry has already begun.
According to Amanda Nunes, the current UFC women bantamweight champion Miesha Tate has loopholes in her game. And Nunes plans to exploit them fully.
“I think Miesha as a fighter has a lot of holes in her game,” Nunes said at the UFC 200 press conference, reports MMA Junkie. “The standup, ground game … I have all the tools to beat Miesha. I’m going to show you guys. She’s beatable. If I take my time, I’m going to beat Miesha. Standup, ground game, whatever. UFC 200, its coming.”
Miesha Tate won the women’s bantamweight championship after a fifth-round victory over Holly Holm at UFC 196 in March. And now Nunes believes that she can end Tate’s title reign short.
“I have all the tools to beat you Miesha – I’m going to show everybody,” Nunes said challenging Tate. “You think you’re going to beat me. You think it. We’ll see.”
Amanda Nunes has had three consecutive wins so far and is all set to take on Miesha Tate to dethrone her.
Tate is yet to respond back to Nunes’ claims though. However, according to reports Tate’s performance has already been affected thanks to Conor McGregor.
Conor McGregor was bumped out of UFC 200 for refusing to promote his fight with Nate Diaz. And because of his last minute refusal, Tate had to adjust her schedule and shoot longer for the promotions.
“They filmed the commercial the other day and we actually ended up having to pick up the pieces of Conor not being there. We had to film more. I had to actually come back and push my training schedule to the side and scoot my stuff around to be able to accommodate the fact that Conor wasn’t there and fill up those voids,” Tate said.
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