Amanda Nunes Reveals Rigorous Schedule Ahead Of Julianna Pena Rematch
Former UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes appears to be letting little up with her heavy schedule leading to UFC 277.
Nunes suffered, submission loss against Julianna Pena in her latest title fight. She lost her bantamweight belt, but still remains the champion of the featherweight division.
Earlier this year, Nunes made headlines when she said she would be leaving Florida’s American Top Team to train in a more upscale setting. She used the accomplishments of Kayla Harrison, a coworker and multi-PFL champion, as grounds for quitting.
With her much anticipated rematch against Pena just around the corner, Nunes is rarely taking any time off.
“I’m happy, I’m in a new place, too,” Nunes said.
“To make everything easier, upstairs I have a place to rest. I don’t need to go back home — drive home then go back to the gym. When I’m done with my training in the morning, I stay in my studio… Everything to get better and stronger for the next fight.”
Before that fight, Nunes was the No. 1 pound-for-pound female fighter, and truly one of the best fighters in the UFC.
Pena and Nunes have had a tense relationship for the past year, and things became worse when they worked together as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter recently.
Nunes has given several explanations for why she performed as she did at UFC 269, and has expressed that she’s determined to level the score with Pena.