The main event of UFC 207 came to a quick and vicious end when women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes disposed of former champ Ronda Rousey in less than a minute to hold on to her title. When Herb Dean called a stop to the action at :48 seconds of the first round Amanda was seen jawing at Ronda’s corner, mainly head coach Edmond Tarverdyan.
At the post-fight press conference when asked about the incident, Amanda explained that her corner basically gassed her up into thinking that she was a striker. Something that Nunes took exception with.
“I knew [Rousey] was going to to strike with me, because she thinks it because her boxing coach told her she has good striking. I knew she was going to strike a little bit with me, but when I started to connect with some punches I knew she would want to start to clinch with me.”
“She thinks that she’s a boxer, you know? He like put this thing in her head and make the girl believe in that. I don’t know why he did that. She have great judo, and she can go far in this division, but he put some crazy thing about boxing, and her career started to go down. And if I win that, I am the real striker. This is the only thing I wanted to look at him, to say it.”
When the champ speaks, we listen. And heading into 2017 I think the whole UFC is starting to hear her loud and clear.
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