UFC 213: Valentina Shevchenko Extremely Frustrated By Champ Amanda Nunes Backing Out On Fight Day

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MMA H.E.A.T.’s Wade Eck caught up with #1 ranked UFC bantamweight Valentina Shevchenko backstage at UFC 213 and learned how she found out Champ Amanda Nunes was backing out of their fight. Valentina expressed her frustration, especially knowing Amanda was medically cleared. She also shared her thoughts on Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk saying she’d step in as a replacement.

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262 Comments on "UFC 213: Valentina Shevchenko Extremely Frustrated By Champ Amanda Nunes Backing Out On Fight Day"

  1. Valentina is also the gay lesbian. Valentina doesnt want to lose fans by telling them that she is gay because Valentina is gaining popularity by not being gay but white and straight. But give it time and Valentina will have to tell fans that she is gay.

    • Bazooka Joe not no she is not lesbian you stupid cunt! look at her impressive dance in the reality game show combate. she was doin twerk how is she lesbian? yo! if you dont know about valentina dont talk shit. she is not lesbian. she is girl and feminine. if you dont know anything about her google her me im done with that so i know anything about her. if she a lesbian she didnt do that thing!!!okay????

  2. Valentina is also the gay lesbian. Valentina doesnt want to lose fans by telling them that she is gay because Valentina is gaining popularity by not being gay but white and straight. But give it time and Valentina will have to tell fans that she is gay.

  3. Amanda is scare she has been doing her math on Valentina for a while Amanda started realizing that when she fought Valentina it was Valentina's only second fight in the octagon and that Valentina turned her into a wrestler Amanda won a close decision that I really believe if it would have been a 5rd fight Valentina would have finish her, Amanda scary ass witness Valentina outclassed a great striker like Holly and she witness Valentina submitting a wild strong fighter like Peña she realizes that the only advantage she had over Valentina was no longer there because Valentina's ground game has improved, Amanda has had it her way for a while first she calls out Tate and Tate thought she was going to have it easier with Amanda so she gives Amanda a shot instead of giving Holly the rematch, Amanda defeats Tate and her first title defense was supposed to have been Valentina but she calls out Rousey gets the fight and the w against a mentally broken Rousey then it's time to face Valentina but she tells Valentina you are not ready fight Peña first, Valentina gets the w and now Amanda pulls this shit she has been delaying facing Valentina for a while and in my opinion the only fighter that has really defeated Rousey has been Holly, Rousey was already mentally broken when she fought Amanda, Amanda is so obsessed in staying champion that it wouldn't surprise me if she is already in Brazil taking some of that famous Brazilian juice but I believe not even that juice can help her scary ass she is probably planing some other lame excuse to delay the fight even more she is probably hoping that the UFC schedules Shevchenko vs Holly 2 no matter how much she runs and hides she is going to have to fight Valentina or risk getting the belt stripped.

  4. Amanda is scare she has been doing her math on Valentina for a while Amanda started realizing that when she fought Valentina it was Valentina's only second fight in the octagon and that Valentina turned her into a wrestler Amanda won a close decision that I really believe if it would have been a 5rd fight Valentina would have finish her, Amanda scary ass witness Valentina outclassed a great striker like Holly and she witness Valentina submitting a wild strong fighter like Peña she realizes that the only advantage she had over Valentina was no longer there because Valentina's ground game has improved, Amanda has had it her way for a while first she calls out Tate and Tate thought she was going to have it easier with Amanda so she gives Amanda a shot instead of giving Holly the rematch, Amanda defeats Tate and her first title defense was supposed to have been Valentina but she calls out Rousey gets the fight and the w against a mentally broken Rousey then it's time to face Valentina but she tells Valentina you are not ready fight Peña first, Valentina gets the w and now Amanda pulls this shit she has been delaying facing Valentina for a while and in my opinion the only fighter that has really defeated Rousey has been Holly, Rousey was already mentally broken when she fought Amanda, Amanda is so obsessed in staying champion that it wouldn't surprise me if she is already in Brazil taking some of that famous Brazilian juice but I believe not even that juice can help her scary ass she is probably planing some other lame excuse to delay the fight even more she is probably hoping that the UFC schedules Shevchenko vs Holly 2 no matter how much she runs and hides she is going to have to fight Valentina or risk getting the belt stripped.

  5. I don't understand why Amanda Nunes couldn't announce the sinusitis at the time the bout was called off
    Just strictly from a PR perspective, Amanda Nunes team let her get slagged in the media and all these message boards for 24 hours in a day and age where information spreads instantaneously. An extra 30 characters in an initial tweet would have cleared SO MUCH of this nonsense up! So much wasted conjecture without dealing with anyone in the public sphere discussing any of the actual symptoms of her condition and possible actions she could have taken to save the card.

    Amanda Nunes and her team messed up big time in the PR department. A nose problem? Why the secrecy? We had women guessing it was menstrual problems for crying out loud.

  6. if the doctor cleared her and she made weight. then says "I don't feeling right" surely it's not fair on the fans who paid and the opponent who had a whole camp training for there particular opponent .. strip the tittle from her

  7. if the doctor cleared her and she made weight. then says "I don't feeling right" surely it's not fair on the fans who paid and the opponent who had a whole camp training for there particular opponent .. strip the tittle from her

  8. I feel so bad for Valentina, now she must train another 3 months or whatever WTF.
    And on Monday Amanda is feeling great again.

    Why you feeling bad your body is good but your mind not. The only reason you can pull out a fight is when your Mother , brother, sister or child died, Or you wanne kill yourself that is fucked up for your mind to fight. But other reasons NOT or get stripped for the belt.

  9. I feel so bad for Valentina, now she must train another 3 months or whatever WTF.And on Monday Amanda is feeling great again.Why you feeling bad your body is good but your mind not. The only reason you can pull out a fight is when your Mother , brother, sister or child died, Or you wanne kill yourself that is fucked up for your mind to fight. But other reasons NOT or get stripped for the belt.

  10. valetina shuld take belt!! is total tru 2h before fight i dont fell good cmon….and valetina explaine wery good because of your kg cut you fell sick that is your problem amanda….again valetina shuld take belt!!

  11. valetina shuld take belt!! is total tru 2h before fight i dont fell good cmon….and valetina explaine wery good because of your kg cut you fell sick that is your problem amanda….again valetina shuld take belt!!

  12. All the confidence Nunes gained after beating Miesha and Ronda went down the drain
    She proved to her fans that she is not as tough as they might have thought about her
    She kept saying " I am the champion for a reason"
    I want to continue enjoying the title as long as i can ( avoid Valentina)
    Remember she turned down the fight back in April 2017
    Lioness or Hyenass

  13. Amanda Nunes needs to be stripped??? Why… because you can't handle disappointment?? As a fighter, you work hard to get that strap and you're not going to just put that belt on the line without protecting it by being 100%. Medically cleared, YEAH RIGHT…. Do you think those UFC doctors give a sh*t about the wellbeing of the athlete? Them Doctors are paid to keep a event intact unless a fighter is a leg away from death. You get into the Octagon foggy, dazed or any way less than 100%, it could be LIGHT OUT for your a55. Yeah, it's disappointing but….from the information given, I can see how it played out this way. I can't stand to see a sloppy a55 couch analysts who's probably sitting infront of a tall bowl of cheetos and taco bell who runs out of breathe during long sentences, tell a professional athlete who've achieved way more than them in life……. WHAT THEY NEED to do.

    • Every top fighter works hard, so what? The title does not revolve around YOU. The title infact technically belongs to the organization not to you. You dont get to cancel the fight like its a dinner date. Millions of dollars are invested plus time and and energy. Fighters habe fought with fevers broken bones and all types of things. Why? Because it is their responsibility

  14. Amanda Nunes needs to be stripped??? Why… because you can't handle disappointment?? As a fighter, you work hard to get that strap and you're not going to just put that belt on the line without protecting it by being 100%. Medically cleared, YEAH RIGHT…. Do you think those UFC doctors give a sh*t about the wellbeing of the athlete? Them Doctors are paid to keep a event intact unless a fighter is a leg away from death. You get into the Octagon foggy, dazed or any way less than 100%, it could be LIGHT OUT for your a55. Yeah, it's disappointing but….from the information given, I can see how it played out this way. I can't stand to see a sloppy a55 couch analysts who's probably sitting infront of a tall bowl of cheetos and taco bell who runs out of breathe during long sentences, tell a professional athlete who've achieved way more than them in life……. WHAT THEY NEED to do.

    • Derek Gram No fighter goes into the fight 100%, they go through hard training camps and some of them have to cut large amounts of weight. Amanda Nunes wanted a size advantage and suffered the consequences of losing large amounts of weight to fight girls smaller than her, and whether she feels "100%" or not on the day of the fight, she signed a contract, she agreed to fight on that day, and she got cleared by the doctors to fight. It's bullshit to think that a UFC champion can decide not to fight because she "doesn't feel like it".

  15. THAT IS A FORFEIT! NUNES FORFEITED! DANA ALLOWED BULLSHITT!!!! AFTER THE WEIGH-IN IS WHEN YOU SHOW UP OR YOU FUCKING FORFEIT!!! NUNES SHOULD HAND THAT BELT TO VAL!!!!! UFC JUST BECAME A FUCKING JOKE!!!

  16. Jermaine got stripped unfair man I really wanted to see this fight I am so pissed off Amanda man you just lost a fan because I love what you did Ronda Rousey and you've had some seriously good fights but and I do mean but Valentina shevchenko would have wrecked you fact you just lost a fan and Valentin around the fan even more now peace out MMA world

  17. Jermaine got stripped unfair man I really wanted to see this fight I am so pissed off Amanda man you just lost a fan because I love what you did Ronda Rousey and you've had some seriously good fights but and I do mean but Valentina shevchenko would have wrecked you fact you just lost a fan and Valentin around the fan even more now peace out MMA world

  18. The attitude of Lawlessness is pervasive in Brazil and with this Brazilian.
    First he becomes a tranny (with or without the snipping?).
    Then he fights girls.
    Then he decides to renege on a signed contract screw many people out of a lot of money, and quit with only a few hours notice (not considering anyone but himself = narcissism).
    Why? Because Lawlessness is a law unto themselves, and they make up their own rules.
    1st John 3:4

  19. The attitude of Lawlessness is pervasive in Brazil and with this Brazilian.
    First he becomes a tranny (with or without the snipping?).
    Then he fights girls.
    Then he decides to renege on a signed contract screw many people out of a lot of money, and quit with only a few hours notice (not considering anyone but himself = narcissism).
    Why? Because Lawlessness is a law unto themselves, and they make up their own rules.
    1st John 3:4

  20. that's so unfair! the Dr cleared Nunes to fight, but she "didn't feel like it" there should be a penalty for this, it was the main event ffs
    that's bullshit really. imagine if she is fight a title fight a main event and someone says "i don't feel like it" wtf? half of her purse should go to Valentina thats only fair

  21. that's so unfair! the Dr cleared Nunes to fight, but she "didn't feel like it" there should be a penalty for this, it was the main event ffs
    that's bullshit really. imagine if she is fight a title fight a main event and someone says "i don't feel like it" wtf? half of her purse should go to Valentina thats only fair

    • lester one I think she has a similar mentality to Ronda. She wants to fight people who she believes she can beat. Amanda felt Valentina's power in the last fight and knew she scraped that win and would get her ass kicked if it had been 5 rounds. She's not interested in fighting real competition, that's why she was terrified to move up and fight cyborg and why she's "sick" on the day of the Valentina fight.

    • lester one I think she has a similar mentality to Ronda. She wants to fight people who she believes she can beat. Amanda felt Valentina's power in the last fight and knew she scraped that win and would get her ass kicked if it had been 5 rounds. She's not interested in fighting real competition, that's why she was terrified to move up and fight cyborg and why she's "sick" on the day of the Valentina fight.

    • I wonder if there is another fighter who Amanda has been training for a rematch with since she fought her the first time. Amanda knows the tide was turning in that first fight and knows that two more rounds would have changed the outcome.

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