UFC 213: Champ Nunes Talks Shevchenko Rematch; Says GDR Should Have Fought Cyborg

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MMA H.E.A.T.’s Karyn Bryant was at the UFC 213 media day in Los Angeles where she caught up with UFC Bantamweight Champ Amanda Nunes in advance of her title defense rematch with Valentina Shevchenko. Amanda talks about Valentina’s claim that she would have won the first fight if there were more rounds, headlining International Fight Week two times in a row and the UFC’s decision to strip Featherweight Champ Germaine DeRandamie of her title for declining to fight Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos.

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174 Comments on "UFC 213: Champ Nunes Talks Shevchenko Rematch; Says GDR Should Have Fought Cyborg"

  1. Valentina Shevchenko is more technically skilled at striking and countering, but she's too tiny. She'll never be able to knock out a fighter like Amanda Nunes, nor will she be able to overpower her on the ground. I'm looking forward to this fight, I'm a fan of both these girls. I expect this fight to go to decision, but can't figure out who I think will win.

  2. Valentina Shevchenko is more technically skilled at striking and countering, but she's too tiny. She'll never be able to knock out a fighter like Amanda Nunes, nor will she be able to overpower her on the ground. I'm looking forward to this fight, I'm a fan of both these girls. I expect this fight to go to decision, but can't figure out who I think will win.

  3. I hope her bedmate, Nina, willing and ready to take care of her after getting battered by the Bullet in a week time. The russian gal is coming hot!! with all of her tools.Technically Amanda is not a striker except BJJ. The only thing she has is her upper body physical strength with no cardio and conditioning. I hope 'Bullet' utilize her muay thai low kick in chopping Amanda lead leg in the 1st and 2nd round becos' Amanda leg is weak. I don't think ATT have faith in her simply becos' of her statement saying that JJ is not her team mates.

  4. I hope her bedmate, Nina, willing and ready to take care of her after getting battered by the Bullet in a week time. The russian gal is coming hot!! with all of her tools.Technically Amanda is not a striker except BJJ. The only thing she has is her upper body physical strength with no cardio and conditioning. I hope 'Bullet' utilize her muay thai low kick in chopping Amanda lead leg in the 1st and 2nd round becos' Amanda leg is weak. I don't think ATT have faith in her simply becos' of her statement saying that JJ is not her team mates.

  5. why so much thumb downs. just because the girl is confident she's gonna bash idol blonde. Reading the comment section, man there are alot of racist honky's in ufc. Especially since she K'Oed ronda,miesha, etc. Then they rightouesly cheer for another brazilian (Cyborg) to take the head off another non-white opponent. But when cyborg wants to take the head off of typical white blonde fighters, the fans bash her as a druggy user.

  6. why so much thumb downs. just because the girl is confident she's gonna bash idol blonde. Reading the comment section, man there are alot of racist honky's in ufc. Especially since she K'Oed ronda,miesha, etc. Then they rightouesly cheer for another brazilian (Cyborg) to take the head off another non-white opponent. But when cyborg wants to take the head off of typical white blonde fighters, the fans bash her as a druggy user.

  7. Amanda Nunes is scared to death of Cyborg but Cyborg is a bigger woman too.. I really like Valentina Shevchenko but I think Nunes will win,..
    I would say Shevchenko VS Rousey would be a more even match

  8. Amanda Nunes is scared to death of Cyborg but Cyborg is a bigger woman too.. I really like Valentina Shevchenko but I think Nunes will win,..
    I would say Shevchenko VS Rousey would be a more even match

  9. ah quit about the looks you guys… it's not a beauty contest… it's who's a good fighter… Amanda is great – has all the skill sets but debatable gas tank… Valentina is less powerful but can take heavy shots and is like a machine… she has a good chance but it might be close…

    • danthesaxophoneman dot com dot au it will b but I think Valentina is overdue though I feel like I like em both as fighters but I think Amanda has the belt already which means u have a bullseye on u n Valentina wants to even the score from the first fight it should b a war n if it goes for a few rounds we will gave a new champ

    • Im pretty sure Valentina gonna take the belt!!!Nunes has no fucking class, its pittyful, I hope she get killed!!!! Like Bisping Hendo #1!!!!!Because really only the first round Amanda was effective Valentina came back strong in that fight she should have win that!!!! Strait up!!! But here we go!!!!Agin I betting on Valentina, one grand Im a small better!!!

    • @John Surf – I really don't care who wins in this one but I'm curious about something. Do u think all fighters who are aggressive and "touch" their opponents at face-offs as classless? I guess u think many MMA fighters are classless then or u pick and choose? When Diaz pushed Cowboy and flicked off his hat, did u think that was classless as well? When Mcgregor punched Nate's hand with full force and actually said he hopes it's broken, did u wish he gets killed as well? Those are just two examples of numerous occasions of fighters doing stuff like that. Were u as bothered at that time too or only when Amanda does it?

    • Actually yes a champ should be a person who`s and example to people, how to carry your self, and how to be a great person and carry the glory of being a champ ,being cool to your fans, and setting examples of how to treat people outside your sport, because all peoples eyes are on you!! Everything you do matters to the fans and foes alike!Why cant they wait to they get in the ring, I think Furgeson gonna shutdown Mcgregor, those two need to get it done, but yes once you touch in a weigh in or in a face off, Its unprofessional, and it shows you cant manage your self! Champs should know how to manage them selves!!I honestly I took that fight appart pice by pice Amandas last fight with Valentina and if you watch the fight carefully, pause stop replay etc, Valentina won that fight strait up!!! But the touching ,slapping, what ever before the fight is saying I cant manage my self as a professional!!!!So who ever touches the other person first that`s the person I want to be dethroned, I like all the fighters the same no matter hat color etc, but once they touch first, they saying I cant manage my self as a professional, so yes we need a champ that can manage her self as a professional, not some getto slobb. You cant have the status of a god and be a slobb with it you loose fans!! Mcgregor got his coming watch, he`s gonna suffer a terriable lost!!!!I like Mcgregor but he cant carry himself as a professional, that`s why Diaz never hold any titles, good fighters !! no titles. So thats my take on that!!Thanks for shareing!!

  10. Shes a carpet cleaner,and she has no class I hope she loose the belt, she doesent deserve the belt, the last fight Valentina was juced, but this time she gonna loose the belt, she suppose to loose the belt the last fight!!!No fucken class!! We need a champ with some class!!!!!

  11. Shes a carpet cleaner,and she has no class I hope she loose the belt, she doesent deserve the belt, the last fight Valentina was juced, but this time she gonna loose the belt, she suppose to loose the belt the last fight!!!No fucken class!! We need a champ with some class!!!!!

    • Nunes won the last fight. That fight was almost 2yrs ago. Nunes will destroy the Nunes 2yrs ago in a heart beat. This Nunes is SOOOOO MUCHHH dangerous- Stronger- Faster- Smarter. Nunes has evovled into a complete different fighter. Please, go check it out.. watch the old footage and then watch some recent footage.

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