UFC president Dana White has revealed that talks about a super fight between UFC double champ, Amanda Nunes, and world boxing champ, Claressa Shields, have begun.
Nunes (18-4-0) has bulldozed her way through the competition with the UFC, taking out some of MMA’s biggest names of all time including Cris Cyborg, Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm, Miesha Tate and Valentina Shevchenko. This Saturday at UFC 245, Nunes attempts to take out another big name in decorated kickboxer, Germaine de Randamie.
White revealed during a recent interview with BT Sport that Claressa Shields will be in attendance for the UFC 245 event on Saturday and that a super-fight against Amanda Nunes is a huge possibility.
“Claressa Shields is coming,” White told said. “She’ll be here Saturday to watch the fight. She’s coming to watch the fight, and I will be honest with you, Claressa Shields’ people and I have talked. I don’t know, we’ll see. We’ve talked.
“I know they’re both interested in it, too. We’ll see how this whole thing plays out. We have a lot of respect for her, too, and she’s going to come to the fight and should be fun.”
If a fight against Shields doesn’t come to fruition, White isn’t too worried and assures fans ‘there’s always somebody next’.
“You never run out of opponents,” White said. “Anderson Silva went on a run for a very long time, never ran out of opponents. There’s always somebody. There’s always going to be somebody next.”
UFC 245 takes place this Saturday December 14, 2019, from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The main card featuring Nunes vs. De Randamie will be aired live on pay-per-view from 10pm EST.