Amanda Nunes Calls Cyborg’s UFC 226 Deadline Unfair


UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes is defending the gold against Raquel Pennington in the main event of UFC 224 this May.

Cyborg is the UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion and she recently set a deadline of UFC 226 for a potential super fight with Nunes. Nunes doesn’t think the deadline is very fair, especially since she would have about two months of recover and training time in between fights.

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“I’m in my camp right now for (Pennington),” Nunes said to MMA Junkie. “I’m going to lose weight for 135. My body is going to be small. Do you think I’m supposed to jump into another camp right after a fight? I don’t think that’s fair. When you finish a fight, you have to rest and go on vacation and recover, and then do another camp. If you’re going to fight at 100 percent, especially go up one weight class, you really have to prepare to go up. And I need time. If they give it to me, I have no problem to fight Cyborg. But I don’t think it’s fair if they want to make me fight right away. You want to give Cyborg a present, give me (the fight while I’m) small and just come off a camp and fought. I don’t think it’s fair.”

If the two were to have their super fight, it would become the first battle of reigning female champions in the UFC.

Nunes is currently focusing exclusively on Pennington and UFC 224, so she doesn’t really care about what Cyborg says at the moment.

“Whatever she wants to say right now, she’s going to say,” Nunes said. “I don’t have anything to say right now. The UFC knows the truth. I don’t really care.”

UFC 224 takes place on Saturday, May 12 from the Jeunesse Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil with Amanda Nunes and Raquel Pennington headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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