Amanda Nunes names her choice for MMA GOAT
Amanda Nunes reveals who she thinks is the greatest mixed martial artist of all time.
Nunes was recently a guest on the “one on onepodcast with Laura Sanko to discuss her upcoming title rematch with Julianna Peña. During the chat, Nunes was asked for her thoughts on the greatest mixed martial artist of all time.
“The Lioness” being the highly decorated champion that she herself is, decided to put her own name in the hat for consideration.
“I’m considering it myself, that’s for sure.”
Nunes are a rare breed of mixed martial artist. The Brazilian powerhouse is a former two-weight champion under the UFC banner, at one point holding the women’s bantamweight and featherweight titles simultaneously.
Not only was she a double-weight champion, but she also successfully defended each of those titles while holding them at the same time. This feat in itself is even rarer than becoming a double-weight champion.
Currently, Nunes is trying to bounce back from the first loss of her UFC run since 2014. She was submitted by Julianna Peña at UFC 269 in December, relinquishing the women’s bantamweight title.
The fight ended Nunes’ 12-fight winning streak since losing to Can Zingano in 2014. Now Nunes has the chance to avenge that loss and regain the 135-pound crown when she meets Pena in the UFC. 277 on July 30 in the main event.
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