Last night, in the co-main event of UFC 232, Amanda Nunes shocked the world. Nunes knocked out featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg in just 51 seconds to become the first ever female champ-champ in the UFC. It was a spectacular performance, in which Nunes showed the world why she is the best female fighter ever.
Following the fight, Cyborg was adamant that she wants a rematch against Nunes, as she believes she can win the fight against her.
“Of course,” Cyborg said. “Of course. I can rematch [Nunes] any time Dana White wants to put it together. I love fighting and this has put more fire in my heart to continue fighting. Of course, of course, and Jorina Baars I want to rematch too. I always say this. When I stop fighting MMA, I want to go to Muay Thai and rematch her. I never, when I go step in the cage, say I want to prove something, I like to improve. I like to get better and continue training. And after this fight, for sure, I’m going to train harder.”
Ultimately, however, UFC President Dana White doesn’t seem so keen with the idea that Cyborg would get a rematch. In White’s mind, Nunes dominated the fight, and there really isn’t a point of making a rematch.
“I don’t think you do,” White told reporters. “I mean, it was a pretty convincing win, I gotta get back in the lab and figure it out [what’s next for Cyborg], but we’ll come up with something for her.”
In the end, Nunes shocked the world and knocked out Cyborg in which many believed Nunes was going to be the win to get knocked out. Nunes now has options for her next fight, but like White, she isn’t sure about rematching Cyborg.
“I don’t know,” Nunes said. “Let’s see. I want to go home and then sit down with my coaches. This moment is huge in my life, you know? I have to process it. I can’t think about anything else right now, honestly. [We’ll] see what is going to happen next.”