UFC president Dana White recently revealed that he could be interested in setting up a super fight between Amanda Nunes and boxing world champ, Claressa Shields. However, Nunes doesn’t seem to think Shields would be much of a challenge.
Nunes and her girlfriend, UFC strawweight Nina Ansaroff, were recently asked about a potential Claressa Shields fight during an interview with TMZ. ‘The Lioness’ says she is not interested in boxing and would only take the bout in MMA, she doesn’t think Shields stands a chance against her.
“I’m not a boxer, I’m an MMA fighter. If I wanted to be a boxer, I would be.” Nunes said.
“We can get a girl from low rank right now in 135 and put her to fight. [Shields] wouldn’t pass the 1st round.” she added.
Ansaroff went on to speak about how wrestling is more effective than boxing when it comes to MMA, she doesn’t believe Shields would be able to win enough fights on the regional scene to even make it to the UFC.
“She would have to win enough fights to even get into the UFC to even see Amanda. I don’t think that’s possible. Because there’s girls now that are coming from a wrestling background.” Ansaroff said.
Take a look at Nunes’ and Ansaroff’s full discussion about a potential super fight against Shields in the video below, courtesy of TMZ: