Nunes, who most recently defeated Megan Anderson by first-round submission to defend her women’s featherweight title at UFC 259, took to Twitter Friday night to criticize Kardashian.
“Hey Kim Kardashian,” the Lioness Tweeted. “Let’s do this, shall we? Lol,” she said, beside a pic of the two standing next to each other.
Kardashian has already competed in combat sports, having competed in ‘The Kardashian Charity Knockout’ boxing event in 2009. KKW Beauty’s creator would lose to actress Tamara Frapasella and hasn’t boxed since.
A fight between Nunes and Kardashian, which appears unlikely to happen, would only serve to further the Brazilian’s climb to fame.
Nunes, widely regarded as the best female MMA fighter of all time, has defeated Ronda Rousey, Valentina Shevchenko, Cris Cyborg, and Holly Holm, and is presently on a 12-fight win run, having last lost in 2014.
Nunes’ remark came just days after UFC President Dana White slammed Floyd Mayweather and social media star Logan Paul in a recent exhibition boxing battle, arguing that the UFC was not in the business of celebrity combat sports.
“That wasn’t a f*****g boxing match. Like I said before, there’s always going to be a market for that kind of stuff. There’s always going to be people that are willing to put down $50 to watch that kind of stuff. That’s so far away [from what we do].
“Think about this — imagine if Kim Kardashian wanted to fight Amanda Nunes. How big do you think that fight would be? It would be huge. It would be the biggest [event] but give me a f*****g break.”
In the same interview, White refused to rule out the prospect of Logan Paul fighting in the UFC after his strong performance against Floyd Mayweather last weekend.
While Mayweather was supposed to knockout Paul without breaking a sweat in an eight-round exhibition boxing competition, the fight went the entire eight rounds.
Due to the odd format of the fight, no winner was declared, and though some thought Mayweather wasn’t trying at all and could’ve terminated the battle whenever he wanted, many others thought Paul had taken the moral victory.