Felicia Spencer Disappointed That Title Shot Not Happening At UFC 249, Expects To Face Nunes In June


UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion Amanda Nunes recently announced that she would not be defending the gold against Felicia Spencer at UFC 249.

Spencer, who had been training for the bout for some time now, is disappointed that she won’t be fighting at UFC 249 and may instead be competing one month later.

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“I was definitely disappointed because when you get a date you work to be ready. In my head, I was preparing to fight in three weeks. We’ve been jumping through hoops to be ready, doing things on my own. I was ready to get the fight done and go along my way. It was disappointing that it would be extended,” Spencer said to BJPENN.com. “It’s also not extended to the point where I can just relax, it’s just a few more weeks like another month. Maybe I’m six weeks out, maybe I’m seven weeks out, it’s not far enough away that I can pull back. It is going to be an extended camp. I’ll be training for this fight for like 11 weeks now.”

With the loss of the women’s featherweight title fight, UFC 249 will now move on with two championship bouts.

The challenger doesn’t want to fight for an interim title, as Spencer believes the only option is to face Nunes.

“There was never any talk of that. I don’t think the fans would want that either. With the fight with Amanda being maybe just postponed a month, an interim title wouldn’t be the right move,” Spencer said. “I don’t want an interim fight, I want Amanda and sooner rather than later.”

UFC 249 takes place on Saturday, May 9 from an undisclosed location with Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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