Current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes went wild during her UFC 207 post-fight victory speech with commentator Joe Rogan on Friday night in Las Vegas.
“The Lioness” scored a shocking fist-round TKO victory over former title holder Ronda Rousey in the main event of UFC 207 on Friday night.
Here is what “The Lioness” told Joe Rogan in her post-fight speech:
“This moment is my moment. Like I said, she (Rousey) had her time. She did a lot for the sport. Thanks Ronda Rousey. But right now I’m the champ. I am the champion. This is.. People, lets stop it. Ronda Rousey don’t exist. Ok? I am the champion here, Amanda Nunes. The Lioness!”
She continued by saying that she loved the fact that she received very little attention ahead of her UFC 207 title fight with Ronda:
“I loved that. Because I could show people. I stop everybody like that. You know. When I asked for this fight from Dana White I knew everything. I prepared in my mind. I prepared in my spirit and my body for this moment. I know Ronda Rousey is big and I know they love Ronda Rousey. But nobody is going to take this belt away from me. When I went in to this camp I knew the promotion would be all about her. I was really ready for this fight so bad. I knew I was going to beat the shit out of Ronda Rousey. Since my first fight in UFC I knew this was going to happen. I went out tonight and proved to everybody that I am the best on the planet.”
Nunes believes Rousey is now going to retire and go to movies.
“Fuck Ronda Rousey. Now she is going to retire and go do movies. She already has a lot of money. Come on. We have a lot of talent in this division. Now you guys have to look at these girls coming up and working hard. Forget about Ronda Rousey!”
Nunes was able to rock Rousey with a right hand early in the fight and then pounced on “Rowdy” with a flurry of punches which prompted the referee to mercifully step in and stop the contest at the 48-second mark of the very first-round.