Other than physical harm why would Nunes not take this fight. It's a low risk high reward. If she loses oh well no one thought she would win anyway and she is still 135 champ + her biggest payday since the Ronda fight. If she wins she's champ champ and more importantly has done the unthinkable and beat cyborg.
That physical harm would be very substantial.
Well, Holly got out of the fight banged up, but did not receive any over the top damage. I see no reason to think Nunes would do worse even if she lost.
Nunes is way more aggressive than Holly. Night and day.
Yes, but not less defensively sound. When Holly wants to attack she rUns in fac first and gets countered by anyone who knows what they´re doing. Not to mention, even if Nunes gets banged up, say, as much as Tonya Evinger that´s still not the amount of damage a fighter could not recover from for her future fights. No normal risk and very high reward, as the OP noted.
I disagree, I think she's exactly the same.
That shouldn't be a factor for a fighter though, it's what you signed up for.
Ummm.... that is correct? She’d rearrange my face lmao
"I hope I'm not fighting Cyborg. That chick would wup my ass..."
Couldn't be worse than Cat Zingano
She's a big gal
Ask Evangelista, didn't she beat him up?
I don’t understand why people like you blow this shit up. The level of damage cyborg would put on her would be equivalent to a normal fight amongst guys. If these women want to call themselves fighters none of this should be a concern.
Would it though? Holly Holms alright and Nunes is better all round IMO.
A 3rd champ champ in the same year as the 2nd champ champ.
DC vs Nunes for the champ champ champ champ title of the world
Book it Dana
theoretically this year we could squeeze in DJ vs 135 champ, Rose vs Montano, Woodley(conor did fought eddie while aldo was interm) vs Whittiker and Max vs Khabib so that every division is unified. Champ Champs for everyone.
We going sizzlar
Purple panty night.
I'm okay with this. Who would Cyborg fight otherwise? 🛢️
CAN'T BE TOUCHED
CAN'T BE STOPPED
Roy Jones Jr +400
Cindy by Americana
...The thought of a flying Americana makes my butthole clench. You'd basically have to fire a human out of a cannon towards another human standing in a specific pose, but that's a guaranteed detached arm if you make it happen.
Nick Diaz used to do it at every practice (Source : Joe Rogan)
Who worked the cannon? Jake Shields?
Lol if only he trained with Cesar Gracie's or El Niño Fight Team.
You got it twisted, Jake IS the cannon.
THE LEGENDARY JUDOKA CINDY DANDOIS YOU SAY???
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AKA Jackson Wink vs Cyborg 3: This time, ish personal
Sr this time
There are quite a few 145lbs female fighters out there but they are not pretty so the UFC avoids them.
She's got plenty of girls to be lined up with but you won't find any that can really beat her but that'd be the same in most weight classes she was in.
Germaine de ran de me (sp)???
I want to see Nunes vs Holm first. Then, the two can have their superfight at the end of the year. Dallas in October just seems like a really weird venue for them.
In her last 6 fights Holm has gone 1-2 at BW and 1-2 at FW, and is also 0-3 in title fights in that stretch. I'd really like to see her put together a bit of a win streak before getting a shot at Nunes please. Make her fight the Ketlen Viera or the winner of Marion Reneau and Cat Zingano or something first.
It' like "who we've got... Hmmm... Two paper thin divisions. Let's give Holly another title shot."
Do it in Toronto in December @ UFC 231 as a co-main plllleeeeeaaassseeeeee
Toronto in December @ UFC 231
Great, we're in between the obligatory NYC november ppv and the year end one again.
At least there is one this year though. Happy about that at least. Should still be a good/underrated card, Toronto never disappoints.
Fuck Holm, she doesn't deserve this.
Ok. But Nunes doesn't want Cyborg at 228
She was the one who originally made the callout though
Woke up the next morning hungover probably.
“Oh fuck I said WHAT?!”
*Oh fucky I said watckh?
"I trainee I drinky I sleepy."
That’s true she did, and when Cyborg responded by trying to set a date all of a sudden it was all quiet on the Nunes front.
True but Cyborg isn’t shy of such shenanigans either. She’ll say this now and say something like “It doesn’t feel honorable fighting a fellow Brazilian” two weeks from now.
Bruh, Cris said that RIIIGHT at the beginning when talks of this fight were starting, in reality she doesn't give a fuck... (She wanted Megan Anderson because she's a legit FW.)
She said all of that before 222 the second she said she wanted to fight nunes, nunes didnt want none
Wrong. Nunes wanted Cyborg at 224 in Brazil, then Cyborg chose to crush a can at 222 and turned down ufc's offer to fight at 224. After Nunes decided to fight Rocky at 224, Cyborg suddenly wanted Nunes at 226.
Cyborg at 224 was never on the table because she was busy adopting her neice at the time. She filled in for Holloway on short notice at 222 and for the first time said she would fight cyborg. 3 days later Nunes wanted to "build her division"
Dana himself said he was trying to book Nunes & Cyborg at 224.Back then Cyborg wanted the fight at 226 which is a big card, now she suddenly turns down a NYE big ppv card offer. It's all about the timing, she doesn't want give Amanda more time to prepare the fight.
Cyborg wanted it at 226 because she knew nunes was not a big enough draw for them to make money as the headline. they have been tossing this fight around since before 219. Nunes is trying to get a nearly a year of prep time and Cyborg should not have to sit because Nunes is not ready especially with a fresh crop of featherweights about to be brought in after TUF.
Why Cyborg wants the fight on 228 which is a small ppv card now? She is trying to give Amanda less than two months to prepare a fight at a higher weightclass.
If she wants to fight then go fight some nobody. Nunes doesn't owe her anything to accept a short notice fight at a higher weight class.
why would she be trying to disadvantage nunes. Nunes is the one pulling all of the shenanigans and ducking.
post 219 timeline
jan 2018: Nunes is not a draw so 226
“I want to fight her on a big event, big card,” Cyborg said (via MMA Fighting). “Big card that can sell pay-per-views. Amanda, she did almost 100,000 PPV [buys]. She’s not changing my career at 145 or anything beating her, and she don’t sell pay-per-view. Okay, ‘superfight,’ she’s not [Conor] McGregor.”
same week Nunes: anytime anywhere there is no one left for me at 135 + getting to 135 is sometimes hard
“I think it would be awesome,” Nunes said. ”I would be ready, in Brazil, in Vegas, or whatever. Whatever country, let’s 100 percent make this happen.”
Nunes did make one thing clear: She feels like she’s running out of challenges at 135 pounds. She’s dispatched of Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate and owns two victories over Valentina Shevchenko.
“Sometimes for me, [getting to] 135 is a little bit hard,” Nunes said. “Because I don’t have that much fat left. It goes down my muscles, it’s bad. Going to 125, I don’t even want to talk about it. I tried it for two days and after that, I can’t.”
feb march 2018: Cyborg takes 222 fight while on vacation after holloway pulls out on a months notice and wins. First time actively calling out nunes
Brazil against Brazil i know it makes me said She called me out, and I want to fight her. I just want to remind everyone that she called me out, and when you call out Cyborg, you have to handle it
two weeks later: 135 gets deep as shit overnight to nunes and the rocky fight is announced
“When I texted Dana White that I wanted the fight, I didn’t have nobody in my division,” said Nunes. “I didn’t even know if I was gonna fight soon. I was concerned with waiting years because I’ve been in that position before, waiting so long for a fight, I don’t want to do it again and stay waiting, waiting, waiting.
“But now, we have Rocky [Pennington] and we have the Brazilian, Ketlen [Vieira] and I feel like my division is starting to grow. If you pay attention, the division’s gonna be awesome and now I have two. I have Rocky and I have Ketlen. Rocky is my next step and I want to see Ketlen after, for sure.”
keep in mind Rocky came into that fight on a year and a half layoff in which she suffed two major injures.
may Nunes wants time to bulk
According to Nunes’ girlfriend and fellow UFC fighter Nina Ansaroff, for the fight with Cyborg to happen, she would have to be given adequate time to put on the extra weight to compete at 145 pounds and there’s no way that would happen with only two months to prepare for Cyborg.
keep in mind she has already said its hard for her to make 135.
Roidborg cuts serious water weight to make 145 and she's calling out someone who could fight at 125, lmao.
Always looking for the advantage, she's no stranger to cheating. Why doesn't SHE move down a weightclass in the span of two months? "Cause Nunes called her out", and she hasn't aid anything ever since while Cyborg brings her name up every day.
Ya she needs time to properly bring her body up to weight, just like GSP did(talked about it the struggles of it on Joe's podcast). Also its similar to TJ moving down a weight class. He said he's fine with doing it, but he needs a couple months to do it right. It's the same thing with Nunes. And honestly I don't blame her one bit. If you are moving up a weight class to fight a girl like Cyborg, you don't wanna be rushing into anything. I'd want plenty of time to build my muscle mass up to weight, and then time to train at that weight to get accustomed to it.
Nunes has apparently already signed the bout agreement: https://twitter.com/Amanda_Leoa/status/1017230140890337285
she signed to the ufc 232, not ufc 228 that cyborgs asks for, don't know if that's the issue with cyborg, maybe it doesnt match with her cycles
More notably it says she was offered Nunes at 228.
Nunes sinus just started acting up
Just fucking do it. I want to see Cyborg smash Nunes. But even from Nunes' perspective it's the biggest fight she can take and she isn't risking her belt. It's not like she is a draw so she can't lose that with a loss to Cyborg. She'll still be a terrible draw after the loss.
Dana is probably being an idiot and won't pay her more to fight Cyborg. Pay these fighters and get the fights done, Lorenzo understood that. Tomato headed idiot doesn't.
Amanda's girlfriend just posted this on Instagram not too long ago.
That's over 5 and a half months from now, seems a bit long for a fight contract, no?
Not entirely. I'm not sure who Amanda has left to fight it makes sense she's going to wait. Also I don't think either of them have the talent to Photoshop and change an image, nor would they do that.
I'm not saying it's edited. Just wondering why it'd be scheduled for so long from now when both of them haven't fought in months and are already fit to start the next camp
Probably money. They could've offered a contract for UFC 228 and one of them wanted more money and used time as a leverage. Neither of them have an opponent that makes sense besides each other.
Gives Amanda time to bulk up
Nunes just ran out of gas
They need something fast. It's less than 2 months away and nothings been announced. That's awfully short notice for a lot of fighters.
Sorry fam, there's a gas shortage in Brazil and the tren lines are shut down. - Amanda Nunes
Cyborg v CM Punk is the real money fight
Bigfoot Silva is virtually identical and he's not busy fighting
Nunes bouta schedule a risky elbow rejuvenation surgery
Lol Nunes you crazy mofo, you’re going to get your ass whooped.
I want to see Cyborg fight someone like this who I know is 100% legit and doesn't have big holes in their game because I don't feel like I really know what her skill level is since she has mostly faced people much smaller or with an incomplete skillset.
put her in against some of the flyweight guys lets have some fun
It's the Texas commission. Get a male fighter with a name that is commonly used by both genders and they wouldn't know the difference.
Why do you hate DJ?
I honestly believe DJ would win that fight.
Well no shit...
Honestly? You make it sound like you're saying something unexpected.
DJ would absolutely annihilate Cyborg. He would make it look easy, too.
Without realizing it. I thought a Cyborg was coming for Devin Nunes. One could hope.
Get Dana on the phone and see if we can make that happen
Cool. Megan got exposed so now the onely one left is Nunes, unless Ronda got hit in the head and forgot everything happened to her in the last 3 years.
Megan didn’t get exposed. She fought one tier of fighters in Invicta and didn’t look great against the higher tier. Who didn’t realize that was going to happen? Ronda was only exposed to people who had permanent blinders attached. Her striking was always a hot mess. What do you think is going to be exposed about Amanda? If she looses to Cyborg, she’s still a great fighter that happened to lose to Cris Fucking Cyborg!
Power of hindsight ladies and gentelman.
It’s not hindsight when you knew it beforehand as the likely outcome
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My guess they gonna save this for msg in november
I have a hard time believing this fight is ever going to happen.
Make it happen and I'll start to care. Cris all the way though.
Ah Cyborg getting ready to run through Nunes.
It's honestly the only fight to make for each of them. Nunes has pretty much cleared the division and with Anderson losing to Holm recently, Cyborg doesn't have anything near a legit challenger at 145.
I cant wait for her constant fight poster photoshops!
Everybody wants to be a champ champ. But who will be the first champ champ champ?
I'm guessing gsp at 155
long term steroid abuser still calling out people in lower divisions. surprise surprise.
Nunes is the only Cyborg fight id be genuinely interested in watching.
My thoughts were verbatim to your post. I still think Cyborg is a huge favorite, but at least Amanda is LEGIT. That last girl Cyborg fought, can't even remember her name, shouldent have even been in that cage.
Of course she does. Another 135 lb fighter. Cyborg is a joke
Well, it's not exactly like she has many options at 145 unless you want to see her fight Holm again or see her fight Anderson who just got dominated by Holm.
That’s my point. The division is a joke and so is she
They never should’ve added that division. Cyborg is the only fighter in it.
$$$$ only female who sells ppv at this point
Does she though?
Aim redy chu feitchh
DANA GIV ME DA FUCKIN GIR!
The day Cyborg loses is the day guns became legal in MMA
Pick on someone your own size, dude.
I feel like I’m in the minority here, but I have no interest in this fight or any other potential fight for Cyborg currently. There’s no competition whatsoever for her. In my personal opinion, she would be better off fighting in an organisation that caters for people with blatantly ‘enhanced’ physiques. Utter dominance is just uninteresting.
she would be better off fighting in an organisation that caters for people with blatantly ‘enhanced’ physiques.
Old UFC? Yes. Modern day? No.
It’s no longer anywhere near as blatant.
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This is my first UFC card I'm going to and Im not that fond of Cyborg fights :/
First Cyborg ducked Nunes by taking the 222 fight on three week notice, she supposedly needs 12 weeks to make weight ha ha, thereby avoiding the planned Rio matchup.
Now Nunes has signed to fight Cyborg at 232, so Cris starts bleating about 228. The UFC decide the cards not you Cyborg, sign for 232, but we know you'd rather take on a nobody like Sorensen rather than the girl who is going to whip your ass.
Why would Nunes take that fight? No ones gonna watch and Cyborg is super dangerous.
Can't Cyborg fight a legit 145er for once?
Consider what you're saying.
Female 145ers are women who CUT to 145, meaning that they walk around at at LEAST 160 pounds. You know a lot of 160 pound women, but how many of them are 160+ pounds in peak physical condition? I know a lot of shredded dancers and most of them even if they lifted for pure strength would still weigh less than that.
Now, of that already small pool of women who could match Cyborg's size, how many of them could piss clean for a fight, and how many of them have a natural fighting instinct and talent?
It's a tiny, tiny group of women, especially since in most parts of the world women are socialized to be against physical confrontation. Sure, there are probably thousands of them in the world who could, but they have to actually want to climb in a cage and get punched in the face.
Nunes broke her foot? Medically suspended? No-one remember that?
The UFC should make this fight or discontinue that division.
Could cyborg beat an male amateur 125er?
Male amateur 125? More than likely. Probably not the top of the food chain 125ers but surely the she could stomp a few amateurs.
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