UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes is keen to defend her belt once again but admits it has been difficult to find an opponent.
Raquel Pennington was initially scheduled to challenge Nunes for the belt at December 30’s UFC 219 pay-per-view event, however Pennington was forced to pull out due to a leg injury.
The organization may decide to wait for Pennington to heal if they are unable to find a viable opponent for Nunes in time. The Brazilian says Pennington would be a great matchup who she would more than welcome, however she is keen to fight sooner rather than later and is willing to fight anyone.
“[Pennington] has evolved a lot,” Nunes said during a recent appearance on BJ PENN Radio. “I liked her fight against Miesha [Tate]. She did a great job, and I think she’s a great opponent for me. It’s going to be a battle, like always, when you step into the cage. I expect Rocky to give me her best fight ever, and I think she [expects] the same. Honestly, I’m a fighter and I just want to fight. Whatever. I just want to fight. I want to defend my belt, and I’m waiting for the UFC. Let’s go.”
“If Holly Holm comes down again, to 135 [pounds], we can do this. I want to defend my belt. I want to defend the 135 belt.” Nunes said.
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