Amanda Nunes Claims Cris Cyborg Fists “Had No Power”, Says Justino Has To Wait Two Years To Meet Her Again
Amanda Nunes literally wrecked Cris Cyborg apart at the co-main event of UFC 232 which went down last weekend. “The Lioness” knocked her rival out after only 51 seconds and became the first woman to hold titles in two different weight classes.
Before the match versus Amanda Nunes, Cris Cyborg emerged as one of the most dangerous strikers in female MMA and remains undefeated for 13 years with an MMA score of 20 wins, 1 loss, and 1 NC. In UFC, her score was 5-0, with dominant victories over the likes of Lina Lansberg, Yana Kunitskaya, and others.
But Amanda Nunes claims Cyborg’s punch power was overrated. After absorbing few fists, “The Lioness” saw the rival’s strikes aren’t so brutal and went into a wild brawl to finish the fight. (h/t MMAFighting.com)
“She didn’t [hurt me] at all,” Nunes said. “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.”
Despite the dominant run of Cris Cyborg UFC president Dana White is not interested in giving Justino an immediate rematch as he believe Amanda Nunes victory was pretty ‘convincing.’ It goes in the favor of ‘Lioness’, who states she “asks for two years to prepare for a Cris Cyborg rematch”.
“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,” Nunes said. “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.”
Let’s remember, back in July of 2018, Cris Cyborg unloaded on Amanda Nunes for pushing the fight at the end of December 2018, not immediately. So Nunes’ move could be some kind of revenge and thinks Justino won’t wait for two years to meet her again.
Amanda Nunes now a double champ but before she return to Octagon to defend her belts she’s taking sometime off to digest her victory and to recover from some injuries but upon her return she plans to defend her 135-pound belt first.
“Yeah I’m gonna defend my belt, my original belt,” Nunes concluded. “Yeah, for sure I’m gonna go down, defend my belt. My division is waiting for me and we will see what happens after but I don’t think Cyborg wants to wait for two years.”
What are your thoughts on this? Is there any chance Cris Cyborg Vs Amanda Nunes 2 will ever happen?