Amanda Nunes: ‘I’ll punch Ronda Rousey and make her give up’

July 23, 2014 6:39 am by Kenya Owens

Of all the people that were amazed and impressed by Ronda Rousey’s recent 16-second knockout of Alexis Davis, there were a few that didn’t find the feat to be all that great. One of the nay-sayers is possible title contender, Amanda Nunes.

Nunes is scheduled to battle Cat ZIngano on September 27th in Las Vegas, and while she still has to focus on that fight with an extremely worthy opponent, Nunes feels as though she will emerge victorious and claim the next title shot.

“This is the main thing: After this fight I think the UFC will give me the opportunity. After I beat Cat Zingano in this fight, I want to prove in this fight that I’m ready for Ronda. Her striking is not very good. She knocked Alexis Davis out because she was lucky. I think she’s very good with her Judo throws and everything, but I’m ready for that. After this fight for sure I’ll start training for Ronda. If she comes to strike or if she goes on the ground, I can beat Ronda, too. I think keeping distance from her and don’t give her the opportunity to grab you. If you punch her very hard, she’ll give up. Move back and forth and throw a punch. By the end of the second round, she won’t have enough to keep it going and that’s my strategy and I’ll beat Ronda Rousey.”

She believes that she more focused and more driven now than ever, and has implemented championship changes in order to take care of both Zingano and Rousey.

I’m more focused, I’m at a great gym and I have everything I need to be a champion. I think now I’m very experienced to be a champion. My style has changed a lot and I’m always trying to get better. This is my time. I want to prove it in this fight with Cat and after that, 100 percent, a title shot.”


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