ATT head coach: “Amanda Nunes vs. Cris Cyborg is 1000 percent going to happen”

American Top Team head coach, Conan Silveira, recently discussed the rumored upcoming superfight between UFC bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes, and UFC featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg.

Nunes believes she could become the first woman to beat Cris Cyborg in the UFC.

UFC president Dana White recently told the press that Nunes vs. Cyborg is the fight which he intends on booking next. If the bout is to take place, it will be contested at featherweight with Nunes challenging for Cyborg’s 145-pound title. Silveira believes the fight is one which the fans want to see and he is fully backing his fighter in Nunes.

People want to see it,” Silveira told MMAjunkie. “I think they have the best opportunity to leave their marks on history.”

I believe for the weight division, Amanda is going to be extremely well-prepared,” he said. “She’s not going to have to make the weight. She’s probably going to be strong in that division. I do believe the compensation (for) the strength that comes from Cyborg definitely will be the tools that Amanda has on her side. I think it’s the perfect fight. It’s a perfect match. It’s a champions fight – it’s something we don’t see happen often.”

Silveira says the fight is “1000 percent going to happen” and he believes it will give both fighters the opportunity to leave their marks in history.

I think it’s not 100 percent, but 1,000 percent going to happen,” Silveira said. “I think it’s something everybody wants to see, even the ones that think they’re going to lose something. I just think it’s a champions fight. I think they need to have that fight. It’s a big push for MMA in general, females and males. People want to see it. I think they have the best opportunity to leave their marks on history.

I believe that when you fight and you get to be a contender, it’s really hard. When you win and you become a champion, it’s even harder than that. But when you have a chance to leave your name in history, I think you have to do it. It’s something that’s good for everybody. If Cyborg was an American Top Team fighter, yeah, it really doesn’t make any sense. But still, I think the chance of what’s going to come from the fight is something only a few people have to do in life.”

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