UFC champion Amanda Nunes believes that the UFC wants to see her defeated by someone who they can “really promote and make money with”.
The women’s bantamweight champion recently vented her frustrations in an interview with Flocombat.
“There’s a point where, sometimes, I’d rather wait a bit and get a fight that sells,” The Lioness told FloCombat. “It’s all about pay-per-view, everything revolves around that and I don’t really get a part of that. I don’t really fit the profile of a UFC champion, but they have to do [business] with me, even though they’re never going to promote me to a level like they did Ronda Rousey or Holly Holm. They want blondies, cute little girls who fight and take pictures. Let’s face it, I have to face the girls who sell best.”
Amanda Nunes believes that the UFC is hoping to find someone who can defeat her as soon as possible.
“They’re not idiots, they know what they do,” stated Nunes. “It’s all about marketing. That’s why it’s the UFC, that’s why they’re doing it. They want to get someone to beat me for me to get out badly. I told them about it, I know that’s what they want, someone that they can really promote and make money with.”
Amanada Nunes was last seen in action at September’s UFC 215 event in Edmonton, where she earned a close split-decision victory over Valentina Shevchenko to retain her bantamweight title.
Prior to her controversial title win over “The Bullet”, Nunes was coming off a brutal first-round knockout victory over former bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey at UFC 207.
“The Lioness” has now won six straight fights which includes victories over Valentina Shevchenko, Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Sara McMann and Shayne Baszler.
Nunes’ last loss came way back at UFC 178 in September of 2014 to Cat Zingano by way of TKO.
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