Last week, Henry Cejudo joked that he wanted to fight Amanda Nunes as he wanted every belt no matter the gender. Although he was saying it jokingly, some started to wonder what the fight would look like, including UFC Hall of Famer, Michael Bisping.
“He said he wants all the belts from 125 to 145 and that means the female belts as well, and I swear to god, I would love to see Cejudo vs. Amanda Nunes,” Bisping said on his Believe You Me Podcast (h/t MMA Fighting). “I like it. I mean I’m not for a woman fighting a man or beating a man up. I like what he’s saying, but I kinda wanna see Nunes. I think I’d put my money on Nunes in that fight. I honestly would. I think I would put my money on Amanda Nunes in that fight.”
Although Michael Bisping says he would put his money on Nunes, he thinks Cejudo would probably win but it would be a close fight. But, he knows a fight like that will never happen in the UFC.
“Of course I’m having fun with it and Cejudo would probably beat her but I’m saying Nunes would give him a fight,” Bisping said.
“I actually am really curious to see that though. I’m really curious to see what the best female fighter on the planet – and I think it’s fair to say that Amanda Nunes is that by far – how she would cope with someone like Henry Cejudo, who makes 125. He’s naturally a smaller person – four inches shorter, a weight class ten pounds lighter or about the same weight class – I’d be kind of interested to see that. Not from a macabre viewpoint, not from a ‘let’s see a man beat up a woman,’ I’m just genuinely interested to see that. But anyway, that’s not gonna happen.”
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime