Amanda Nunes Shoots Down Possibility of Third Fight with Valentina Shevchenko

Elena Summers
December 31, 2018

Jones returned from his first doping suspension with a stoppage of Cormier in July 2017 to reclaim his light heavyweight title, but lost the belt again after testing positive for steroids. "The Lioness" dispatched Cyborg, who hadn't lost since 2005, in under a minute.

Cyborg took her defeat gracefully, writing in a statement on Twitter: 'Today was not our day, but I want you to know that I am very grateful for your affection!

The Brazilian has said she has one fight remaining on her UFC contract, and she has discussed the possibility of transitioning into boxing.

Speaking at the UFC 232 post-fight press conference, the UFC boss shared his disinterest in an immediate rematch between Cris Cyborg and Amanda Nunes. Nunes buckled Justino's knees in the opening seconds, and she eventually knocked down Justino twice.

Jon Jones marked his return with a win, claiming the UFC light-heavyweight championship by beating Alexander Gustafsson on Saturday. Yet it was the shocking manner in which she accomplished it that may have won the UFC's first female two-division champion something more. "When you're ready to fight, you come back and talk to me and we'll figure something out".

Amanda Nunes right celebrates after defeating Cris Cyborg in the UFC women's featherweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 232
APAmanda Nunes right celebrates after defeating Cris Cyborg in the UFC women's featherweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 232

'I know I hit hard, but sometimes you never know.

He's now a three-time UFC light-heavyweight champion, and immediately called out former kingpin Daniel Cormier who relinquished the belt prior to UFC 232. "My coach told me that when I hit her the first time, it would make her insane and want to come get me".

As the crowd roared, Jones added with a grin, "Daddy's home, D.C".

After taking the fight to the ground in the third round, Jones progressed to side control, moved towards the Swede's back and pounded him out with a burst of ground and pound.

Volkanovski stretched his MMA win streak to 16 and UFC record to 6-0, with a second round TKO over former world title contender Chad Mendes. The victory makes Nunes the first female fighter in UFC to hold multiple belts concurrently - a distinction that certainly helps her build a case as a GOAT-level performer in the sport.

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