Two division UFC champion Amanda Nunes puts the women’s bantamweight title on the line against Germaine De Randamie this weekend at UFC 245.
Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate was recently asked who she thinks the female MMA GOAT is and the former champ’s answer probably won’t be too shocking.
“For me, it’s been Amanda Nunes,” Tate told MMA Junkie. “She’s just on another level. She’s super legitimate. She hits like a ton of bricks. And it’s just incredible what she’s been able to do with the bantamweight division and what she’s done dipping her toes in the featherweight division. Really, the way she took out Cyborg was so mind-blowing. It was very impressive. I think for me that would be an easy pick.”
Nunes and Tate met in the main event of UFC 200, with Nunes scoring a first round submission win to claim the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title.
Tate, who retired at UFC 205, doesn’t think a professional MMA return is in her future as the former fighter seems content as an executive for One Championship.
“I’m really content doing the executive stuff,” Tate said. “I’d like to get more involved with some form of grappling competition. I can’t say that I have a strong desire to break my nose again, to be honest.”
UFC 245 takes place on Saturday, December 14 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.