Amanda Nunes believes she is the best female mixed martial artist of all time. The Brazilian, who became a two-division UFC champion when she knocked out the great Cris Cyborg in December, proclaimed herself the GOAT at Monday’s UFC 239 media day.
“Yeah, it’s for sure,” Nunes said (via MMA Junkie). “I am the greatest of all time. I beat the most dominating woman on the planet. I feel like I deserve it now.”
Amanda Nunes continued, admitting that she believes she’s the GOAT because that’s what people have told her. Of course, the way she has finished so many of her opponents — stars like Cris Cyborg, Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate — doesn’t hurt either.
“A lot of people have been saying (it),” she said. “All the things– everybody sends a message for me, a lot of letters at the gym. I have a bunch of letters that I have to send back to the fans. … Every time I sign them, I sit back. Everybody tells me now (I’m the greatest). I have to say I am, because people tell me, everybody tells me. I believe them and now I say I am. I deserve everything that I have in my life.
“I proved it. I’m the best – I proved it,” Amanda Nunes added. “I’ve been doing everything people like to see: knock people out, and submissions, and go in there to fight. Don’t run. Put (on) a show. I feel like the fans like that and they respect me for that. And I feel good – I feel happy when they tell me I’m the best. I’m too happy.”
In the co-main event of UFC 239, Amanda Nunes will defend her bantamweight title against the former champion Holly Holm.
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 6/25/2019.