Champ-Champ Amanda Nunes says she’s ‘done with 145,’ proposes Cris Cyborg vs. Kayla Harrison

Double Champ Amanda Nunes does not appear to have any plans to return to the featherweight division anytime soon.

Nunes (17-3) became the first woman to enter champ-champ status with her record breaking KO victory over Cris Cyborg at UFC 232.

The now bantamweight and featherweight champion snapped Cyborg’s 20-fight unbeaten streak in a spectacular fashion.

After the fight, Cyborg, as well as many fight fans, were crossing their fingers for a rematch between the two Brazilian powerhouses. Though Dana White did not seem too enthralled by the idea of an immediate rematch, there was still hope.

However, according to Nunes’ Twitter, a rematch does not seem of interest to her.

Instead, Nunes suggests that her Olympic Gold Medalist training partner at American Top Team, Kayla Harrison, fights Cris at 145. ‘I can help you build the division. I got someone for your @Judo_Kayla is a true 145er,’ Nunes tweeted in response to Cyborg’s request for a rematch on Twitter.

Since transitioning from judo, Harrison has gone 3-0 with three finishes in MMA. She currently fights for the Professional Fighter’s League (PFL) in the lightweight division. Harrison is scheduled to take part in a $1 million lightweight tournament this year.

Though currently under contract with PFL, Harrison has expressed her interest in dropping to 145– mainly to face Cyborg.

Do you think Nunes should stay at 145 to rematch Cyborg? Would you like to see Cyborg vs. Harrison?

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2 comments

  1. Normally, I would say Amanda needs to defend her title at BW first and that the ex-champ should work her way back into contention, but given Cris’ utter dominance for the past decade plus, that Cris’ contract is due to expire in March and there is no better contender, I would make an exception. If the UFC and Cris can agree to extend the contract until May, their Brazil event would be an excellent avenue to feature these Brazilian stars. The UFC will probably have to pay Amanda a lot more than they did for their first fight and I think her insisting that Cris will have to wait is just part of her negotiating tactics. If Cris truly wants this fight, I’m sure the split will be far more favorable to Amanda this time around.

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