Amanda Nunes insists she isn’t worried about Cris Cyborg and her issuance of a deadline for their anticipated superfight. The UFC Bantamweight Champion says that she is too busy concentrating on defending her title against Raquel “Rocky” Pennington at UFC 224. Nunes (15-4) told MMA Junkie, “Whatever she wants to say right now, she’s going to say. I don’t have anything to say right now. The UFC knows the truth. I don’t really care.”
“I can’t be waiting, maybe next month, maybe two months – no. I’m going to fight the next contender. After that, I don’t know. I have a lot of contenders, and we’ll see what the best move is for my career. I’m not going to wait for anybody.”
This is in response to Cyborg’s ultimatum that if Nunes doesn’t fight her at UFC 226, Nunes will have to return to featherweight and climb up the ladder to get a shot at Cyborg’s title.
Nunes hasn’t completed closed the door on the Brazilian vs Brazilian contest, but expressed her concerns. “I’m in my camp right now. I’m going to lose weight for 135. My body is going to be small. Do you think I’m supposed to jump into another camp right after a fight? I don’t think that’s fair.” When you finish a fight, you have to rest and go on vacation and recover, and then do another camp. If you’re going to fight at 100 percent, especially go up one weight class, you really have to prepare to go up. And I need time.”
“If they give it to me, I have no problem to fight Cyborg. But I don’t think it’s fair if they want to make me fight right away. You want to give Cyborg a present, give me (the fight while I’m) small and just come off a camp and fought. I don’t think it’s fair.”
The rivalry continues to heat up.
What do you think? Does Nunes have a point about her weight, or should she be willing to fight Cyborg at UFC 226?