Amanda Nunes Speaks On UFC 259 Win Over Megan Anderson

Amanda Nunes has gone in-depth on her UFC 259 victory over Megan Anderson.

Nunes put her UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship on the line against Anderson in the co-main event of UFC 259. This was Nunes’ second 145-pound title defense. This one barely made it past the two-minute mark as “The Lioness” retained her gold via first-round armbar.

During the post-fight press conference, Nunes discussed how she was able to find success against Anderson in a short period of time (via

“In all my training camp, that position would always come out. I take my training partner down and that position was always there. When I saw the opportunity tonight I take it. I saw she was hurt, but, tonight, my strategy was finishing her on the floor.

“I have a training partner the same size as her. The whole time I trained with him. He has the same kind of style too, so that was very… I won’t say easy because she’s a very tough opponent, she knows how to use very well her reach. I feel like I was too fast for her and I was able to connect first.”

As far as her fighting future is concerned, Nunes said she plans to keep defending her titles at bantamweight and featherweight.

“I just wanna keep doing this, keep defending my belts and see what happens in the future. So many things are gonna happen from now on so I wanna take a chance to step back a little bit to see what’s going to happen, to see my next step. But I do wanna do something when I retire. I wanna be involved, I wanna be around of the UFC for sure, get a job here maybe [laughs]. Let’s see. It’s gonna be by next job after I’m done with this.”

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