Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields Considers Transition To UFC, Amanda Nunes Fight!
Claressa Shields is boxing WBA, WBO, WBC, IBF, and The Ring Middleweight champ at the moment. But it seems this dangerous puncher ponders transition to mixed martial arts and the fight against the only female two-division champion in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Amanda Nunes.
Claressa recently took to her Twitter, where she hinted the possibility.
This quote is really making me consider trying the @ufc ! I had this weird feeling about turning pro a few years ago and I stumbled up on this quote & decided to do it! And then yesterday this same quote reappeared! With all this talk about me and Nunes I had that same feeling. pic.twitter.com/6N7TkR909R
— ClaressaT-rexShields (@Claressashields) July 30, 2019
“This quote is really making me consider trying the ufc,” she wrote. “I had this weird feeling about turning pro a few years ago and I stumbled up on this quote & decided to do it! And then yesterday this same quote reappeared! With all this talk about me and Nunes I had that same feeling.”
Interestingly, Claressa Shields recently said that she’d turn the lights out on Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes in a boxing contest, but confessed Nunes would defeat her in the cage.
UFC boss Dana White claims he is interested in making Claressa Shields vs Amanda Nunes super-fight happen.
Until now, Claressa scored 9 wins in boxing competitions (7 decisions, 2 stoppages). All matches, except her first clash against Franchon Crews, were title bouts. She last fought German boxer Christina Hammer in April 2019.
On the other side, Amanda Nunes (18-4 MMA, 11-1 UFC) is on a super-hot 9-win streak. After her TKO loss to Cat Zingano at UFC 178, “The Lioness” scored back-to-back victories over Shayna Baszler, Sarah McMann, Valentina Shevchenko (2 times), Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey, Raquel Pennington, Holly Holm (2 times), and Cris Cyborg.
“The Lioness” is one of the most powerful punchers in female MMA. Would you like to see the match between Claressa Shields and Amanda Nunes?