UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes pulled out of a scheduled title defense against Valentina Shevchenko due to a bout of chronic sinusitis.
Despite facing harsh criticism from UFC President Dana White and others, some folks like UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier have come to the champions defense.
Another name can now be added to those defending Nunes and this time it comes in the form of Bellator MMA fighter King Mo.
“She came (to Las Vegas) two weeks in advance five pounds over. She was good. She was prepared,” Mo told MMA Junkie Radio. “She’s ready for battle. But something obviously happened. A lot of times people come to Vegas, and they underestimate the heat. They also underestimate their allergies. People forget the dry air, the heat. We’re coming from Florida. That might’ve gotten her, as well. The doctors might say she could compete; the doctors are not in her head.”
The Bellator MMA fighter also stated that the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion doesn’t have anything to fear from anybody.
“She came from a favela in Brazil,” Mo said. “Had nothing. Made something of herself. Came out to people that she’s openly gay. She put herself out there. What’s there to fear? She’s fought the girl before.”
Mo himself is preparing for a bout against former Bellator MMA Light Heavyweight Champion Liam McGeary at Bellator 185 this October.
Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko have had their fight rescheduled now for UFC 215, which takes place this September.
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