Amanda Nunes Isn’t a Trash Talker, but Thinks She Deserves a Shot at Ronda Rousey

August 9, 2015

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.

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amanda-nunes-ufn73-post-750“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.

“I’m thinking I deserve, maybe, the title shot, or maybe someone more close,” she said. “I’m thinking Cat (Zingano), Alexis Davis… We have a lot of girls in the top five.”

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.

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