Amanda Nunes has quietly become a contender in the UFC women’s bantamweight division. The soft-spoken Brazilian doesn’t want to talk her way into a title fight, but lets her performances speak for themselves.
Following the biggest win of her career, a first-round submission over fourth-ranked Sara McMann at UFC Fight Night 73 on Saturday, broadcaster Jon Anik gave Nunes every opportunity to call out undefeated champion Ronda Rousey. Nunes decided not to do it.
“I don’t need to talk. I’m going to show. We’re going to step in the cage and do my things. My next fight is going to be like this; we’re going to win it, more bonuses, knock people out, submit. For sure, I’m going to have my title shot soon,” said the 27-year-old during the event’s post-fight press conference.
Rousey is expected to face top contender Miesha Tate for a third time in her next outing, and if Nunes can’t get a title shot, she wants a fight against someone that will get her a step closer.
Nunes is 4-1 in the UFC. Her lone loss is to Zingano at UFC 178 in September of 2014. She was winning the fight when Zingano scored a technical knockout finish in the third round.
Zingano is currently ranked second, while Davis sits in the third slot in the women’s 135-pound division.