Amanda Nunes not worried about training link with Pennington
UFC champion Amanda Nunes who is soon to fight Raquel Pennington used to train with Tecia Torres, who is Pennington’s fiancee. Nunes will put her women’s bantamweight title on the line against Pennington at UFC 224, which will take place May 12 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
But Nunes said she’s not worried about the fact that Pennington might know more about her than she knows about Pennington.
“I don’t think it matters that much,” Nunes told MMAjunkie earlier this week in Rio. “When the door closes, only me and ‘Rocky’ know what’s going down. We think we know each other, but we don’t know because we never fought before, we never trained together before. It’s going to be a surprise for both of us.
“I know we’re going to be ready, but things are going to happen. Somebody has to win, and I know everything she brings, I’m going to be ready. I did train with Tecia (at American Top Team), and we were close in the gym. But stepping in that cage, no one knows what’s going down.”
“This is the dangerous thing – I have to be careful,” Nunes said. “MMA is MMA – things can happen. When people underestimate somebody, they get stronger. I’ve been there before. I know how she feels right now, and I’m not going to let that get me down. That’s why it’s going to be good for me this camp, because I know all about what people say. I’m going to worry about me, do my thing, get 100 percent and keep my belt.”