Nunes ‘not interested’ in fighting Cyborg

Amanda Nunes has poured cold water on the prospects of fighting Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino, even if she does want to become a double UFC champion.

After successfully defending her bantamweight title against Ronda Rousey at UFC 207, Nunes insisted she wanted to face the winner of the inaugural featherweight championship fight between Germaine de Randamie and Holly Holm.

That was before Nunes was persuaded to defend her bantamweight belt against Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 213, in July.

But while Nunes is still keen on fighting de Randamie, she feels the gulf in weight would be too big with Cyborg, who could challenge for the featherweight strap at UFC 214.

Nunes said: “I’m interested in fighting the girl who holds the belt now, de Randamie, because I already beat her.

“If UFC wanna give me opportunity to go up now, yes, I would take it. But later is another thing.

“I wanna see Cyborg with the belt. I’m not interested in fighting her.

“Because I have to do a lot of things to fight Cyborg. Cyborg is way heavier than me; way bigger than me. I have to change all my training style to fight Cyborg."

 

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