Julianna Pena blasts women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes
Julianna Pena is looking for a fight!
‘The Venezuelan Vixen’ is currently riding a 4-fight win streak that most recently saw her pick up a unanimous decision win over Cat Zingano at UFC 200 in July. Pena, who is ranked at #5 on the UFC’s official women’s bantamweight rankings behind Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey, Valentina Shevchenko, and Holly Holm, took to social media with quite the message for Nunes:
#TBT Amanda is ducking me!! She's waiting to fight Honda. #FIGHTME! I don't blame her because she knows Honda is the easiest fight in the division now. She's broken. She's the easiest pay day for Amanda. Amanda is sitting on the sideline as the "champ" when all the girls before her didn't! Holly and Miesha are true fighters. They didn't wait. They didn't hide their belts and wait for a pay day. They fought. They acted like the champion should. They looked at the next toughest girl in line and said 'let's find out who's best' like a #champion should. That's how Amanda got her shot! Had they waited for Honda, there's no Holly v. Miesha and that amazing dramatic finish that will be remembered for years! There's no Miesha v. Amanda HEADLINING historic UFC 200! None of that happens if these women stopped and hid their belts and waited for Honda!! Now we have a chance to fight at the first @ufc event EVER at #MSG and you want to sit and wait?! Be a true #champ and get in the cage and prove you're the champ! If Amanda thinks she can beat me, then what is she waiting for? The fact is she is ducking me. She's #scared and she should be! I'm the only #undefeated #girl on the #bantamweight roster that has not lost in the #ufc #octagon! 7-0. I'm fighting Amanda next ! Get your popcorn ready and if you don't believe me ? bet against me and lose the farm then! #quitplayin #quitduckin #dontbescaredhomey #JuliannaPeña #HeartGritDisciplineDetermination #YouCantStopMe #RealTalk @Amanda_leoa #WeAintNewToThisWeTrueToThis #LatinaHeat
Since winning the belt back in July, there has been no word yet on when Nunes will look to defend her championship. With Ronda Rousey’s return still quite-a-ways away, who would you like to see her defend her belt against first?