Amanda Nunes, the reigning UFC women’s bantamweight champion, has some advice for her recent opponent Ronda Rousey.
Nunes defeated the former champ in a devastating 48 seconds, handing Rousey a second straight defeat putting her future in MMA in serious doubt.
” 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 told Fox 11 Los Angeles.
Nunes has come back strong after her defeat to Cat Zingano. After that loss Nunes changed things up, leaving MMA Masters gym and moving to American Top Team. Nunes has won her last five fights, winning and defending the belt.
Rousey hadn’t changed things up after her defeat to Holly Holm, going back to train with coach Edmund Tarverdyan to prepare for Nunes.
” 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 her eyes she was done. That was the moment that I saw something. Like scared, scared if I connect the other hand because it was the jab.”
So far Rousey hasn’t said much, a brief statement congratulating Nunes and thanking her fans and posting an inspirational quote on Instagram.
Nunes however is thinking ahead to what comes next and she fancies a fight against the winner of the featherweight title fight either Holly Holm or Germaine de Randamie.
” Next is the 145 belt, to move up to featherweight.”