UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes is a few weeks removed from her demolishing of former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey at UFC 207. Nunes, who plans on fighting for the UFC Women’s Featherweight Title in the future, has some advice for her former opponent.
“I already passed this moment in my career. It’s harder to lose but if you be strong, you’ll be able to come back like I did. Make some changes, adjust. The passion in her life, the family has to be with her. The base is very important. Make some changes in her camp, move to another gym and come back strong,” Nunes said to Fox 11 Los Angeles.
Nunes believes that the biggest mistake Rousey made with her in their fight was that Rousey attempted to strike with her instead of relying on her grappling.
“I think it was ego. I knew she was gonna try to strike with me and I think that was the completely wrong strategy to fight a girl like me...When I landed I saw, in that moment I saw in her eyes she was done. That [first punch] was the moment that I saw something. Like scared; scared if I connect the other hand because it was the jab,” said Nunes.
Nunes is the first woman since Rousey to successfully defend the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title, other former champions like Miesha Tate and Holly Holm were unable to achieve that goal.