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UFC News: Amanda Nunes claims to have been training for Ronda Rousey fight for years

Amanda Nunes claims to have been training for Ronda Rousey since 2013.

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News 17 Nov 2016, 21:19 IST
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Ahead of her clash with Ronda Rousey at UFC 207 in December, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes says she’s been training for ‘Rowdy’ for years.

UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes is in for the fight of her life when she welcomes former champion Ronda Rousey back inside the Octagon for the first time in over a year, as the two will do battle for the bantamweight title in the main event of UFC 207 in December.

Nunes was recently interviewed by MMA Mania’s Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc to discuss her upcoming bout with Rousey, to which she claimed she has been training for this bout since making her UFC debut in 2013:

"I didn’t really think anything. I wanted to see her face when it gets real. And that was the moment, it was a big moment for me. I am very confident and I know I am going to take this fight. And that moment was amazing. I don’t know how to explain it. Ever since I got into the UFC, I always thought about that fight. Even if I have another opponent, after I finished that fight, I trained for Ronda Rousey. At the time she was the champion; now I’m the champion and she’s the challenger. How crazy is this? Ronda is really tough. But I know if I put my game, I will take this fight. We know everything Ronda brings. I know everything. I have a breakdown of Rousey I watch everyday. I know everything she does good and bad. I will take this fight."

Nunes won the title from former champ Miesha Tate in the main event of UFC 200 this past July after ‘The Lioness’ locked in a rear-naked choke for the first round submission win, after battering ‘Cupcake’ on the feet with her heavy power.

If Nunes can emerge victorious come fight night in Las Vegas, it will certainly be the greatest achievement in her mixed martial arts (MMA) career.

Nunes and Rousey will meet in the main event of UFC 207 for the women’s bantamweight title live on pay-per-view (PPV), from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 30, 2016.


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