Leading up to UFC 207, much of the UFC’s promotion for the event has surrounded the highly anticipated return of Ronda Rousey, who will step back into the Octagon over a year after horrifically being knocked out cold by Holly Holm at UFC 193, where she lost the UFC women’s bantamweight championship.
In addition to Rousey being the focus of the promotion for the event, she has been exempt from all media-related duties leading up to the fight. This hasn’t gone over too well with many fans, who have been quick to point out that the UFC gave Rousey a pass on media related events, while just months prior they pulled Conor McGregor from UFC 200 for refusing to fulfill his media obligations ahead of what was supposed to be his rematch with Nate Diaz.
Now, ahead of her fight with Ronda Rousey, Amanda Nunes isn’t quite sure why Rousey has been given a pass when it comes to media related activities.
She spoke to MMAFighting:
“I don’t know what is wrong with this girl, I’m gonna be honest with you,” Nunes said. “But if she wants to play this game, she’s playing with the wrong person. I’m very focused and I know how I’m gonna stop her…
“It’s good for me. I don’t like to do a lot of interviews. I like to train and then step in the cage and do my job. This is the thing that I like to do. I’m okay. It’s good for me Ronda Rousey’s not doing anything. I can rest and focus on my training and losing weight and that’s it. “
With all that being said, at the end of the day, all the champ cares about is leaving Las Vegas with the UFC women’s bantamweight championship on December 30th:
“This is the thing I talked to Dana White about. I want to fight somebody that makes my title defenses big. I want to be the main event, this is the thing I want to do. My next title defense is huge, had to be against Ronda Rousey because Ronda Rousey is the big name in this division and only her is gonna make this possible. Whatever they want to do with this promotion they can do but at the end of the day I’m the best, I’m the champ, I have the belt, I will keep the belt.”