UFC 207 was the final UFC event of 2016, it was headlined by UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes demolishing former champion Ronda Rousey in just 48 seconds.
Following her victory over Rousey, Nunes had said some scathing things about the former champion in her post-fight interview.
Nunes has now taken to her Instagram to apologize to Rousey for what she said:
Let me take a moment to explain myself. I was overwhelmed with adrenaline, emotion and hurt at the time. I held so much in during the weeks prior to my fight with Ronda. I might have said or posted some things at the time that I now realize was not the right thing to do. I want to apologize to Ronda. Her fans and mine and the UFC as well. Ronda is an amazing athlete and has done so much for this sport, especially for the women. #respect
Nunes is the only other women’s bantamweight champion in the UFC to successfully defend her gold, Rousey was the other woman to achieve that. The other two women who held the women’s bantamweight title, Holly Holm and Miesha Tate, both lost the title in their first defenses.