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Amanda Nunes believes UFC is punishing her

Nunes feels she’s being punished for recent fight pull out

Amanda Nunes, the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion feels as though her employers are punishing her!

Nunes became champion back in 2016 when she beat Miesha Tate in just over 3 minutes to stake her claim as the top female superstar in the UFC – Several months later and she defeats former champion and mega star Ronda Rousey.

With these wins Nunes should be by all accounts one of the most marketable and successful UFC superstars, however, that is not the case – Nunes has recieved little promotion from the UFC over the past several months.

In her fight with Rousey, although she was coming into the fight as the reigning champion, it was Rousey who received the push, not Nunes. Nunes was marketed as just Rousey’s next opponent and not someone who was a champion.

Rousey was the main focal point of that fight, however, after Nunes devastated her in just 48 seconds things began to look up for the champion, she was given the headline slot at UFC 213 where she was due to face off against Valentina Shevchenko in a rematch.

However, Nunes pulled out of the fight on fight day after being hospitalised, even though she had been cleared by doctors to fight. For this Nunes now feels as though the UFC is punishing her.

Nunes is now set to defend her belt at UFC 215, however, she has been ‘demoted’ to co-main event, a flyweight title bout between Demetrious Johnson and Ray Borg will headline the event.

Nunes said “I feel they’re punishing me for sure” however despite this she feels as though she will continue to fight the same and will successfully defend her title.

“It could’ve been the main event or the first fight of the card, I would still fight the same. I’m going to step in the cage, defend my belt – co main event. I don’t have any problem with that. I’m going to keep my belt, walk away, go home, drink some beer and enjoy time with my girlfriend, my friends and my family.”

 

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