Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes revealed that if there was one fighter that she could choose to fight, then that would be Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) superstar Ronda Rousey. The Brazilian, who won the title at UFC 200 when she beat Miesha Tate, is the third person to hold the bantamweight crown in the past eight months.
The 28-year-old has stated long before she became champion that she would welcome a fight Rousey and is something she wants to do. However, she got the chance to face the then bantamweight champion Miesha Tate at UFC 200 instead.
"I want to face Ronda Rousey, to prove to everybody one more time I deserve to be here. I've been training jiu-jitsu since I started. Jiu-jitsu and judo both together. I know how to block very well judo throws. I know how to use my hips very well. I know if Ronda Rousey is coming back, I'm going to keep the championship", Nunes said at a fan Q & A session.
Rousey, who is a former bantamweight champion herself, has been out of action since November 2015, where she suffered a shock defeat to Holly Holm at UFC 193. Holm knocked Rousey out with a vicious head kick, inflicting what was the American's first loss of her career.
Unfortunately for the Brazilian, Rousey still hasn't made it clear when she wants to return to the Octagon ring. Nunes, though, is willing to wait for what will be a historic fight. The 28-year-old's first title defense in all probability will be against either Julianna Pena or Valentina Shevchenko.
"We have a couple of girls in line right now- Julianna Pena, Valentina Shevchenko, and if Ronda's not coming back, I'll take Julianna Pena. It's no problem", she added.