Amanda Nunes proved to the world that she’s the GOAT
Amanda Nunes was happy about the decision to move UFC 232 from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, unlike most of other people.
“When I was in Vegas, my sinusitis was pretty bad,” Nunes told reporters, including MMAjunkie, during a press conference at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. “The whole week, I look at (fiance and fellow UFC fighter Nina Ansaroff) like, ‘This is crazy. Again, no. We have to do something about that. We have to talk to USADA to see a medicine, because I can’t fight like that.’ My head was crazy.
“Then, when I wake up, the fight is going to move to L.A. I have to go to a better climate, you know? When I saw that, I say like ’Everything is in my favor.’ Even that. Like, move the whole card? This is amazing. And I was very happy.”
But, most importantly, Nunes won in a devastating fashion.
“I think I’m going to fight Daniel Cormier now,” Nunes said in her native Portuguese.
Nunes also claims she felt the right moment in the fight.
“When she connected, that I felt it, I thought right away, ‘Now, I’m going to do my strategy because nothing stops me,’” Nunes said. “If her best punch didn’t stop me, nothing is going to stop me here now.”
“I told Cris that I have a lot of respect for her,” Nunes said. “For her work, for everything she did for the division. Everything she said throughout the road to the fight – for me, I’ve forgotten it. I’m not taking anything with me. What’s done is done. It’s all in the past.
“Our friendship, the respect I had for Cris remains. I wanted to tell her that. That it even helped to promote the fight in a way, because fans like it, too. But I made it very clear for her: I’ve forgotten everything. From now on, wherever I meet you, respect will prevail.”
“It’s a huge push,” Nunes said. “Very big, very big. It helps me a lot, fighting like this. I like fighting like this, with people against me. That’s what strengthens me. Proving, to myself, that I can. Tonight, that’s what it was about: Proving to myself and to everyone, at the same time, that I’m the best in the world. The best of all time. That I went into history. And, from now on, that’s how it’s going to be. And whomever wants to be against me, so be it. That’s how I answer.”